Kuwait Red Crescent Society announced delivering aid to Syrian refugees in Al-Beqaa in Lebanon in order to alleviate their worsening humanitarian conditions amid the snow storm (Alexa).
The society's team provided 2500 refugees with mattresses and blankets on Saturday, the society's Representative in Beirut told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). He called on humanitarian organizations to provide Syrian refugees with immediate aid, especially those living in temporary tents located in areas that do not have the simplest means of survival in such decreasing temperatures.
More aid will arrive at Al-Beqaa later, said Al-Anezi, adding that Chairman of the society Humood Al-Barjas is continuously in contact with Kuwait's Embassy in Beirut to arrange the Kuwaiti humanitarian programs, which aim to aid Syrian refugees in different countries.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon reached 842,000, mainly in Al-Beqaa and the North Governorate.
Kuwait is considered as one of top countries in the international community in supporting Syrian refugees and providing them with aid since the crisis started in March 2011.