Supporting Syria & the Region, London 2016
LONDON [ ABN NEWS ] — His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday announced Kuwaiti contribution worth USD 300 million for aiding Syrian people for a three-year period hoping such an initiative would help in alleviating their hardships.
His Highness the Amir, addressing London’s “Supporting Syria and the Region” Conference that kicked off, earlier on Thursday, stated, “I am pleased to announce today the State of Kuwait contribution, at the official and grass-root levels, of USD 300 million (to be disbursed) in three years in support of Syria, hoping that we will be able to realise the aspired objectives and helping our brothers in soothing their injuries.”
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah stressed that the political solution in Syria is the only option for putting an end to the deterioration of the country’s humanitarian disaster.
“We emphasize that the humanitarian disaster can be solved only through reaching a political solution aiming to halt the bloodshed and restore stability in our world,” His Highness the Amir said in a speech during London’s “Supporting Syria and the Region” Conference that kicked off, earlier today.
“We are pinning our hope on the UN Security Council Resolution 2254 which could combat this disaster and address it. We hope that a political solution could be reached to end the suffering of the whole people and help the world get rid of its destructive repercussions,” His Highness the Amir said.
His Highness the Amir added that “we look forward, in this context, that the UN-brokered Geneva meetings could achieve the desired results.” “Due to the ongoing catastrophe, we urge here the international community to continue providing generous aid for the Syrian people to alleviate their humanitarian suffering and overcome the painful circumstances they are suffering from,” His Highness the Amir noted. His Highness the Amir said that “we ought to consider new philosophy to provide support for refugees and internally displaced peoples through adopting programs and plans offering education for children to maintain their rights and help them face burdens of life.” Education can enable children to plan for their future and protect them from adopting any destructive ideas, the Amir, said, stressing the necessary of approving programs for offering better health services so as to immunize them against epidemics and diseases.
Providing special programs are also needed to secure opportunities for children to help them avoid acts which may pose a grave threat to their future, and repercussions of unemployment, His Highness the Amir pointed out.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad said the big numbers of internally displaced people that “we have recently noticed reflect the severity of suffering and aggravation, by double, of the crisis and its repercussions, facing those brothers.” “The London’s “Supporting Syria and the Region” Conference was held after Kuwait had hosted three conferences at this level over the last three years, during which participating countries made pledges totaling about USD 7.3 billion,” the Amir added.
The Amir stated that the sums “contributed to meeting required needs and helped in alleviating suffering of the Syrian people who are facing a major humanitarian disaster, in our contemporary world, with the crisis entering its sixth year.” The disaster has not affected “only our region, but also other continents, including Europe which received large numbers of refugees seeking security and a dignified life,” the Amir added, indicating that some terrorist organizations emerged from the hotbeds of tension, moved to some European countries so as to launch some criminal acts.
His Highness the Amir expressed his gratitude to British Prime Minister David Cameron, the UK government and people for the warm reception and excellent preparations for the conference.
His Highness the Amir also thanked German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg for their participation in the chairmanship of this significant event and for their efforts which express that they realize suffering of the Syrian people.