(KUNA) - The Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society announced today, Thursday, that the relief plane took off from Abdullah Al-Mubarak Air Force Base to Lebanon with 36 tons of medicines, wheelchairs, infant formula and blood bags to deliver to the brotherly Lebanese people who were subjected to a big explosion in Beirut Port.
The Association's Board Chairman, Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer, said that this plane falls within the humanitarian and medical aid bridge ordered by His Highness the Deputy Emir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawwaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God protect him, to allocate urgent aid to the brothers in Lebanon after he was exposed to this explosion, which caused great material damage.
Al-Sayer added that the association’s team will strengthen its field presence in Lebanon to supervise the distribution of medical and relief materials in cooperation with the Kuwaiti embassy in Lebanon and the Lebanese Red Cross, to meet the needs of the affected people, and to enhance the efforts of the Lebanese authorities under the existing conditions.
He explained that the society will coordinate with the Lebanese Red Cross to deliver medicines to hospitals urgently and see the needs for their provision in the coming days, noting that there are volunteers from the society in Lebanon to distribute medical and relief materials to the affected people.
He expressed thanks and appreciation to the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense for harnessing relief aircraft and the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs for contributing to the success of this humanitarian mission.
He affirmed the association’s keenness to participate in the humanitarian efforts undertaken by Kuwait in light of the directives of His Highness the Deputy Emir and the Crown Prince, may God protect him, to provide the necessary support and assistance to those affected by the explosion in the Beirut port.
He pointed out that the efforts of the relief association in Lebanon are a duty towards the Lebanese people, expressing his wishes that this assistance contribute to alleviating the suffering of those affected by the tragic port accident.
Al-Sayer expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the explosion, and prayed to God to grant the injured a speedy recovery.