Kuwait City, 26 January 2022 (TDI): Kuwait Crescent Society (KRSC) alongside the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) team to sign a medical agreement. This accord aims to establish a medical program to support Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

During today’s official meeting, the Chairman of the Kuwait Crescent Society stressed the importance of this step. He mentioned that this relief medical program focuses on the Rohingya refugees needs.

Kuwait Crescent Society signed a cooperation-medical agreement with the ICRS
Kuwait Crescent Society signed a medical agreement with the ICRS to support Rohingya refugees currently living in Bangladesh.

In this regard, Chairman Hilal Al-Sayer pointed out that the agreement comes as a humanitarian initiative part of the KRSC projects. Therefore, it is a continuation of the current and past efforts of the Kuwait Crescent Society in assisting refugees. Especially regarding development and humanitarian missions led by the Kuwaiti government.

Specific Details of the Medical Program

On the other hand, Kuwait Crescent Society alongside ICRC seeks to support health, water, and sanitation. This is by implementing the program in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. In other words, both associations are committed to enforcing Bangladesh’s capacity building.

Mainly regarding its humanitarian and medical assistance to refugees. That is why Hilal Al-Sayer emphasized that the agreement provides a broader scope of action in the humanitarian sector. Particularly oriented to improve refugees’ live conditions.

In addition, the head of the Kuwait-based regional delegation of ICRC for the GCC countries made a pronunciation regarding the program. Omar Odah stated that the “signed agreement is evidence of the efforts of the ICRC with its core values”.

He also highlighted the dedication of the Kuwait Crescent Society and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. These in supporting humanitarian work in the world through different programs that help thousands of people to receive vital assistance.

Finally, Omar Odah pointed out that the ICRC initiatives alongside the KRSC and the Kuwait Fund are not just diverse but reliable. Especially to provide clean water, health care, and daily necessities for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

That is why the agreement reflects the shared aspirations of both, the ICRC and Kuwait government to enhance humanitarian work through cooperation. In this line, Omar Odah expressed deep gratitude to Kuwait Foreign Minister as a strategic partner in the matter.