UN-Habitat, Bangladesh Embassy organize ‘Blood Donation Campaign’

KUWAIT: The Embassy of Bangladesh in Kuwait and the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) in Kuwait jointly organized a “Blood Donation Campaign” on Saturday, 26 August 2023 at the Kuwaiti Blood Bank in Jabriya, Kuwait City, Kuwait, to observe the “August – Month of Mourning “ and to commemorate with the mission of UN-Habitat. Ambassador of Afghanistan, Indonesia, Turkey, Head of Mission of UNH GCC Regional Office, Representatives of diplomatic missions in Kuwait, embassy officials, officials of UNH GCC regional office, members of the Bangladesh community in Kuwait and representatives of the print and electronic media were present at the program.

The ‘Blood Donation Campaign’ was inaugurated by Major General MdAshikuzzaman, NDC, AFWC, PSC, G, ambassador of Bangladesh in Kuwait and Ameera H Al-Hassan (PhD), head of mission, UNH GCC regional office. In welcoming speech, the Ambassador of Bangladesh in Kuwait recall with deep respect, the father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and all martyrs of 15 August 1975. This year marks the 48th Martyrdom Anniversary of Father of our Nation. 15th August is observed as “National Mourning Day” and whole month of August is observed as “Month of Mourning”.

Among many other events, Blood Donation Campaign is one of the major initiative to pay tribute to our Father of the Nation both at home and abroad. In his speech, the Ambassador thanked the Esteemed Office of UN-Habitat for their support in jointly organizing Blood Donation Campaign. He also expressed sincere gratitude to all the Ambassadors and their representatives for inspiring the blood donors of Bangladesh Community. The Ambassador also thanked the Authority of Kuwait Blood Bank for their whole hearted support in organizing this event.

The Ambassador mentioned that this event will enhance the health and well-being of the urban and local communities in Kuwait. He thanked all the people who were presented at the program and requested all Bangladesh nationals in Kuwait to abide by the rules and regulations of Kuwait. Ameera H Al-Hassan (PhD), Head of Mission, UNH GCC Regional Office, in her speech mentioned that the UN-Habitat, the program mandated by the General Assembly on cities, is proud to announce a landmark blood donation campaign, forming part of its ongoing efforts to achieve the concept of healthy and resilient cities.

This blood donation program symbolized a powerful statement in embracing the values of solidarity, empathy, and care. This joint cooperation represented an essential step in our collective mission to build healthy and resilient cities that cater to the needs and aspirations of all their inhabitants. In collaboration with the Embassy of Bangladesh in the State of Kuwait and the Bangladeshi community, this initiative aims to foster a spirit of cooperation and compassion in service to humanity. More than two hundred members of Bangladesh community voluntarily donated blood at the Kuwaiti Blood Bank during the campaign. She expressed her sincere thanks to all the Ambassadors and their representatives, Authority of Kuwait Blood Bank and all the participants of Bangladesh Community in Kuwait.

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