Around 12 suicides per month in Kuwait this year: Report

KUWAIT: The latest suicide cases of citizens and residents raises a red flag, as many of them used various means and methods in ending their lives. Suicides reached 120 cases from January until November 2021; around 12 cases per month, according to official statistics. Al-Qabas Arabic daily reported yesterday quoting security sources that a majority of these suicides are committed by Asians, with cases increasing since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

They added security authorities will deport any resident who attempts to commit suicide, after the increase in such attempts, particularly from Jaber Causeway. Police stations have received repeated calls about suicide attempts, mostly by Asians, and firefighters have responded and saved 10 lives since the start of the pandemic.

The National Diwan of Human Rights revealed in a study conducted with seven government entities to find the reasons behind the rising number of suicides by citizens and residents. Chairman of the complaints committee at the Diwan Ali Al-Baghli said “having three suicide cases in one day should catch the attention of the society to act quickly to save more lives”. He said Kuwait registered the largest number of suicide cases in its history during 2020.


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