The Society of Wives of Arab Ambassadors in Japan organized a charity event to gather humanitarian donations to be sent to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan in order to help alleviate the pain and suffering of the refugees.

The first shipment of donations was sent on Feb. 7 from the Embassy of Kuwait in Tokyo. It included large quantities of clothing and blankets gathered by the society with the assistance of the Tokyo branch of the international women’s volunteer organization Soroptimist.

On this occasion, Chairwoman Shifa Haddad, wife of the Ambassador of Jordan, expressed on behalf of all the members of the society her deepest gratitude and appreciation for the members of Japanese society, particularly the Tokyo branch of the Soroptimist organization, for their generous contributions to assist the Syrian refugees deprived of the minimum of their human rights.

Haddad said that the generosity of the friendly Japanese people “exceeded all our expectations” and commended the sense of humanity of the Japanese people and praised their prompt response to the appeal for assistance for suffering communities around the world.

Haddad conveyed “the deep sympathy of all the wives of Arab Ambassadors in Japan toward our Syrian brothers.” She added, “The ladies, as mothers, wanted from the bottom of their hearts to help the refugees as much as they could to try to alleviate their pain and suffering, especially during this winter season, as unprecedented freezing temperatures are sweeping across the areas where the camps are.”

The Chairwoman took this opportunity to convey a message encouraging “women around the world to trust in their ability to overcome the political, social and geographical obstacles that stand in the way of extending assistance to our brothers in humanity anywhere around the globe.”

Prior to sending the first shipment, the Embassy of Kuwait mobilized all staff members, who worked incessantly for two weeks receiving the donations, sorting and storing them before preparing them for shipping. The costs of shipping the donations were covered under the umbrella of the Saudi Arabian King Abdullah II Fund for Development. The donations will be distributed to Syrian refugee camps by the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization for Relief and Development.

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