1996 News Story

Saudi Arabia sends aid to Somali refugees in Kenya

In compliance with the directives of Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Riyadh Province and Chairman of the Supreme Commission for the Support of Bosnians and Somalis, a shipment of foodstuffs including rice, sugar, and edible oil, was recently distributed to lessen the suffering of Somalis living in refugee camps in Kenya and comprising families, widows, orphans and displaced persons.  A report issued by the Riyadh-based commission stated that more than 31,000 such refugees at a number of different camps benefited from the Saudi relief.  

The commission has in the past distributed more than 57,000 metric tons of relief materials among the needy and displaced inside Somalia as well as to those in refugee camps in neighboring Kenya.  It has also established six mosques and drilled four wells in Somali villages, and provided women’s institutes with head-covers, Islamic books, and copies of the Holy Qur’an.