BEIRUT: The winter clothing campaign, funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and donations from Kuwait's people to the Syrian refugees families in various Lebanese regions, was launched yesterday for two months. The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) began distributing blankets and winter clothing in northern Lebanon to hundreds of Syrian refugee families, which will continue for the next two months, Head of the Red Crescent Mission to Lebanon Dr Musaed Al-Enzi said.

Additionally, KRCS will continue, in cooperation with the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) and the Kuwaiti Embassy in Lebanon, to distribute food, aid, cleaning materials and bread, he pointed out. Enzi considered that the distribution of clothing at the start of the winter season contributes to helping refugee families in harsh climatic conditions that many Lebanese regions are witnessing, especially as economic and living conditions worsened from the spread of COVID-19.

Also, KRCS distributed medicines to Syrian refugees at LRC centers in various Lebanese regions, funded by KFAED, he mentioned. With Al-Enzi, KRCS' delegation included Adnan Haider, Abdullah Al-Mutairi and Yousef Al-Enzi. KRCS has been providing aid to Syrian refugees in various Lebanese regions throughout the year since the start of the 2011 Syrian crisis, distributing humanitarian aid through its permanent projects such as the loaf of bread project, water distribution and kidney dialysis. - KUNA