Kuwaiti charity helps Syrian refugee cancer patients in Jordan
Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding with King Hussein Cancer Center whereby KRCS would set up a charitable fund to help pay the expenses of treatment for Syrian refugee cancer patients.
The memorandum was signed by KRCS' Chairman Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer and by the Cancer Center's director Princess Dina Mera'ad.
The fund will have about USD 325,000 to spend on Syrian refugee cancer patients over a period of two years, said Dr. Al-Sayer in a statement to KUNA following the signing of the memorandum.
He indicated that contributions to the fund came not only from KRCS but also from Kuwait Finance House and Kuwait Women Cultural Society.
Having toured the facilities at the Center, he praised what he saw in the way of the quality of services offered to patients especially the children's ward.
On her part, Princess Dina valued the help Kuwait has been offering to the Center, noting that the charitable fund would alleviate some of the financial pressure currently burdening the Center in its treatment of Syrian refugee cancer patients.
Dr. Al-Sayer and a delegation with him are in the midst of an official visit to Jordan to attend the 41st meeting of the Arab Organization of Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies.
According to official statistics, there are over 1.3 million Syrians in Jordan, about half of whom arrived as refugees following the eruption of internal strife in Syria, which was about six years ago.