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Kuwait gives $249.5 million to Syrian relief aid, to UN agencies and aid groups
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, April 7, 2014 5:00 PM EDT
Kuwait is donating $249.5 million to the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies to help relieve the Syrian crisis.
The recipients include the office of the High Commissioner for Refugees ; the World Food Program ($35 million); the U.N. Children's Fund ($34 million); the World Health Organization ($10 million); the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees ($15 million); the Office of the Coordination Humanitarian Affairs ($3 million); the U.N. Development Program ($2.5 million); and the International Organization for Migration ($5 million).
OCHA said Kuwait was also donating another $45 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross and to various private relief agencies.