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Kuwait was ranked number one in the Gulf for its international humanitarian activities in 2013

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Kuwait was ranked number one in the Gulf for its international humanitarian activities in 2013
Kuwait was ranked number one in the Gulf and 14th globally among the first 20 countries that excelled in international humanitarian activities in 2013 by presenting $327 million in donations, according to the British International Center for Development Initiatives specialized in alleviating poverty and promoting humanitarian aid, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.

The US occupied the first place with $4.6 billion in donations, followed by Britain which donated $1.8 billion.

Turkey came third with $1.6 billion, followed by Japan with $1.1 billion, and then Germany with $949 million, while Saudi Arabia occupied second place in the Gulf with donations worth $109 million. As for the countries that received donations and financial support from Kuwait, Jordan came first, as it received $81million- equivalent to 25 percent of the global humanitarian support in 2013.

Lebanon was ranked second for receiving $79 million in donations representing 24 percent of international humanitarian support, and Syria came third with $75 million in financial assistance from Kuwait which amounted to 23 percent of the entire international humanitarian aid Kuwait offered.

Source: Arab Times Online


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