IOM Director General António Vitorino Thanks the State of Kuwait for USD 3 Million Contribution to Assist Organization in Humanitarian Work in Syria

Capacity Building

Geneva—International Organization for Migration Director General António Vitorino yesterday (24 July) received Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim, Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, at his request.

The Ambassador conveyed the best wishes of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait to Director General Vitorino and expressed appreciation of his recent visit to Kuwait.

Director General Vitorino responded by expressing his appreciation for his visit and his meetings with His Highness and the Deputy Prime Minister and other officials.

The Ambassador offered a contribution from Kuwait to IOM in the amount of USD 3 million for its efforts in Syria. Further, the Ambassador promised another contribution from his government to IOM for humanitarian work in Yemen, which is expected soon.

DG Vitorino thanked the Ambassador for his continuous support to IOM and to the Emir, people and government of Kuwait for their humanitarian leadership.

For more information please contact  Joel Millman; IOM Geneva, Tel: +41 22 717 9486 | Mobile: +41 79 103 87 20, Email:


  • Director General António Vitorino (right) and Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim. Photo: Tamer Aboalenin/2019