Int’l NGOs pledge USD 330.1 million in support of Iraq at Kuwait conf.

The anti-terror war in Iraq has left several areas devastated and in need of humanitarian assistance

Kuwait ( – A number of Kuwaiti and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have pledged a total of USD 330.130 million in support of the humanitarian situation in Iraq during a conference that kicked off earlier in the day in Kuwait.

According to KUNA, the donor NGOs included the Kuwaiti Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affair, as well as the Zakat House and the Awqaf General Secretariat (USD 35 million), along with Al-Salam Humanitarian and Charity Society of Kuwait (USD 15 million), and the Kuwaiti International Islamic Charity Organization (USD 10 million).

Also, the Kuwaiti Aid Society, Al-Najat Charity, Direct Aid Society, Al Eslah Society and the Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage have donated USD 10 million each.

Outside Kuwait, the International Committee of the Red Cross pledged USD 130 million in programs, while the Human Appeal of the UK donated USD 30 million. Also, the Qatari Education Above All Foundation pledged USD 13.5 million.

The NGOs Conference to Support the Humanitarian Situation in Iraq kicked off early on Monday to tackle the latest developments in the humanitarian situation.

It coincided with Kuwait’s hosting of the International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq.

The one-day conference, which is being held under the patronage of Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti government, is attended by a group of speakers representing around 70 regional and international humanitarian organizations , 25 Iraqi institutions and 15 Kuwaiti organizations.

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