Saudi king orders Syria food and medical aid
Saudi Arabia will provide food and medical aid to the most devastated regions in Syria in cooperation with aid organizations
Saudi Arabia will provide food and medical aid to the most devastated regions in Syria in cooperation with the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies.
An agreement to this effect was signed on Saturday by Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre and adviser at the Royal Court, and Elhadj Amadou Sy, Secretary General of IFRC and Red Crescent Societies.
The agreement comes in the wake of the directives from King Salman to provide aid to the most devastated Syrian regions.
Saudi Arabia has been supporting Syrians by providing accommodation and allowing the Syrians living in the Kingdom to bring their families and relatives to live with them unconditionally. As many as 343,150 Syrians are registered in the public education and university education in the Kingdom free of cost. In addition, free medical services are provided to Syrians in all government hospitals in the Kingdom. They are also issued permits to start business.
More than 2 million Syrians have benefited from the Kingdom’s assistance since the beginning of the Syrian crisis.
The Kingdom has honored commitments for Syrian refugees by providing $100 million, raising the total aid to $780 million since 2011.
The people-driven aid was delivered to the Syrian refugees through the Saudi National Campaign to Support Brethren in Syria, under the direct supervision of the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Naif.
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