IRBIL (IRAQ), Nov 22 (NNN-KUNA) — Kuwait Consulate in Irbil on Sunday delivered humanitarian aid to Christian families that fled from Nineveh.

The assistance supplies included food and other essential items, Kuwait’s Consul General Omar Al-Kandari told KUNA, adding that he has visited a kindergarten for children of these families to learn of their current conditions and provide the aid they need.

There are 14,000 Christian families who fled to Irbil with 150,000 children suffering from lack of food and basic life needs.

Kuwait donated USD 200 million last June to support Iraqis living in severe conditions due to the terrorist attacks in the country. Moreover, the Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society continued delivering aid to people in need in Iraq and Kurdistan province.

In August 2014, the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (IS) took control over large areas in Nineveh, where religious minorities including Azidis, Christians, the Yarsans and Shabak people live.

The militants forced hundreds of thousands of these minorities to flee, while hundreds of Azidis died due to starvation and high temperatures in ISIL’s siege of Sinjar Mountains. — NNN-KUNA