Kuwaiti mission in Erbil holds football tourney for displaced

Kuwaiti mission in Erbil holds football tourney for displaced
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Published March 16th, 2017 - 16:03 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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The Kuwaiti diplomatic mission in northern Iraq has expanded and diversified its efforts to relieve war-relocated Iraqis, in part organizing a football tournament that involved up to 20 teams.

The championship was organized at the shanty towns housing the displaced Iraqis, Hassan Sham and Al-Khazer, with participation of 20 teams. A conclusion ceremony was held, with attendance of Irbil Governor, Nawzad Hadi, yesterday.

The State of Kuwait General Consul in Erbil, Dr. Omar Al-Kanderi, said in remarks to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Thursday, that the Kuwaiti mission organized the tournament with aim of encouraging sports in the northern regions.

Moreover, such activity helps in boosting morale and co-existence among these Iraqis, who have been forced to seek safety in the region, fleeing fighting in other areas of the country.

Hadi for his part expressed gratitude to Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), the Kuwait Relief Society and other philanthropic associations for helping the displaced in coordination with the government of Kurdistan's region.

Ahmad Mohsen, speaking on behalf of the relocated young Iraqis, expressed deep gratitude to the State of Kuwait for giving such a chance for the youngsters to entertain with some sports.

Final match was held at stadium of the local sport educational faculty in Erbil. Others were held at the camps.

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