September 30, 2023

First Kuwait International Forum for Humanitarian Workers concludes

KUWAIT- The First Kuwait International Forum for Humanitarian Workers concluded Wednesday(May 7th) with a renewed commitment to the international humanitarian law by all parties.

The participants pledged to work together for enhancing the culture of partnership and coordination locally and internationally.

The forum called for adopting recommendations that would focus on boosting work and efforts on raising awareness to humanitarian international law, and to continue dialogue on the principles of humanitarian international law based on Islamic Sharia law, and respecting intellectual and diverse techniques and methods.

The forum also called for providing protection to charity and humanitarian work crews, including abiding by humanitarian work principles and to enable rehabilitating youths working in the humanitarian field.

The forum mentioned government support, like the foreign ministry and other official organizations, during the forum and asserted on the importance of partnership between charity field and the humanitarian field.

Last night, Director of the follow-up and coordination division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Khaled Al-Maghames said that his ministry shoulders the responsibility for backing and protecting the Kuwaiti relief efforts.

Kuwait’s relief aid to the disaster-hit areas across the world reflects the humanitarian and civilized nature of the country, Al-Maghames added.

The forum was organized by the Kuwait-based regional delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for the GCC countries in collaboration with the Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society, the Direct Aid, the Patients’ Help Fund Society, the General Secretariat of Endowment, Zakat House and Rahma International Society, at the headquarters of the International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO).-KUNA

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