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Kuwait offers US$ 3 million to quake-stricken Nepal
May 5, 2015, 1:35 pm

The State of Kuwait has donated US$ 3 million to the United Nations to meet Nepal's emergency humanitarian needs after the devastating earthquake that hit the country just over a week ago. This donation was announced in a statement by Hiyam Khaled Al-Fassam from the Kuwaiti mission to the UN during a meeting with the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Monday to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Nepal caused by the earthquake.

Al-Fassam added the donation came upon directions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to face the harsh humanitarian conditions in Nepal and to support the international efforts in this respect. She expressed Kuwait's grave concern about the repercussions of this devastating earthquake, especially with the approaching storms season, which will increase the risk of the spread of disease, especially on children, estimated at 1.700 million who are in dire need for humanitarian assistance.

Meanwhile, the State of Kuwait has also offered condolences to the Government and people of Nepal and neighboring countries affected as well as to all families of the victims of the earthquake. The figures issued by a number of agencies about the number of victims and injured is alarming which requires fast and urgent international efforts to alleviate the human suffering caused by this disaster, Al-Fassam said.

The Nepal government announced today that the number of victims of the devastating earthquake that hit the country on April 26 reached 7,276 people, while the number of injured reached 14,267 people.

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