KILIS, Turkey, Mar 27 - Director-General of Kuwait's International Islamic Charitable Organisation, Salem Hamada, on Saturday, opened a humanitarian village, named after the Amir of Kuwait, for Syrian refugees in Turkey's southern Kilis City.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Hamada said that, it is the third humanitarian village that the State of Kuwait launches in Turkey, in order to help Syrian refugees in Turkey.

The village, which costs a total of USD 11 million, includes 1,248 prefabs, two schools, a kindergarten, a service centre, a mosque and a clinic, he said, hoping that it would help in the alleviation of the humanitarian sufferings and woes of Syrian refugees.

He added that, since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in 2011, the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has launched several humanitarian initiatives, in order to support humanitarian response to the Syrian problem.

Hamada appreciated the great help of Kuwaiti charities and organisations, in the financing of this humanitarian project targeting Syrian refugees in Turkey.

He also highly commended the efforts of the Turkish government for hosting Syrian refugees and providing them with everything they need.

On his part, Kilis Governor, Suleyman Tapsiz, hailed the humanitarian role of the Amir and the State of Kuwait, in supporting Syrian refugees in Turkey and neighbouring countries.

He also thanked the International Islamic Charitable Organisation, for its efforts to ease out the humanitarian sufferings of Syrian refugees

Source: KUNA