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Relief for Kosovar refugees continues as planned

The joint Saudi delegation for the relief of Kosovar refugees, led by President of the Saudi Red Crescent Society Dr. Abdel-rahman Al-Suweilim, arrived in Tirana yesterday. On his arrival, Dr. Al-Suweilim said the visit aims at assessing the requirements of the refugees from Kosovo.  Last Friday, he reported that plans were going ahead for the committees formed to facilitate sending relief supplies to the Kosovar refugees, and referred to a C-130 plane scheduled to leave Riyadh that day with foodstuffs.
Meanwhile, head of operations of the Saudi committee for the relief of Kosovar refugees Salih Al-Suheibani reported on Friday that the committee is setting up in Tirana a shelter to accommodate about 5,000 refugees, which is being funded by philanthropists from the Kingdom.

On Saturday, the Saudi-based International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) expressed thanks and appreciation to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz for facilitating the airlift of relief supplies to the refugees from Kosovo. The IIRO has sent three shipments by sea to Albania, totaling 200 tons of foodstuffs, blankets, clothing, and medicines.