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1992

Reaching Out To Those Affected By The Gulf War

One of KAF's first activities was in conjunction with the Kuwaiti Association to Defend War Victims (KADWA). The two organizations co-hosted a reception in Washington, D.C. for a delegation of fifteen Kuwaiti associations visiting Washington, D.C. Dr. Ghanim Al-Najjar, KADWA's chairman, led the delegation of board members who represented Kuwaiti doctors, lawyers, sociologists, accountants, pilots, economists, engineers, university graduates, labor leaders and others. The delegation met with human rights groups, religious groups, POW/MIA associations and U.S. government officials. Dr. Al-Najjar described the visit's primary purpose as "an opportunity to thank the American people for their tremendous support and sacrifice in pursuit of the liberation of our peaceful nation."

KAF also donated use of its offices in Washington, D.C. for a breakfast sponsored by the Desert Storm Surviving Dependents Fund. The Fund conducted a campaign to raise one million dollars for assistance to surviving dependents of U.S. service men and women. At the breakfast KAF Board Members Fawzi Al-Sultan and Daniel Q. Callister presented a check to the Fund on behalf of KAF.

Kuwaitis indicated their gratitude to the allies through numerous media, including decorated tissue boxes.

Kuwaitis indicated their gratitude to the allies through numerous media, including decorated tissue boxes.


Launch of Desert Peace Program

In early 1992, Dr. Hassan Al-Ebraheem, Chairman of KAF, together with Pam Hall, an American living in Kuwait, created the Desert Peace Program, “to bring to Kuwait families of Americans who had lost their lives in the the effort to liberate Kuwait.”