1999 News Story

Saudi Red Crescent sends relief to Kosovo refugees

In response to the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz, the Saudi Red Crescent Society today launched a plan to help the refugees from Kosovo, including setting up a well-equipped field hospital to receive emergency cases and establishing ten health centers. A Red Crescent official estimates that over 600,000 Kosovar refugees are suffering inhumane conditions. The society urges benevolent people to send donations to accounts opened in the name of 'Donations to support Kosovar refugees'.
Meanwhile, the urgent relief committee of the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) held a meeting today in Jeddah to discuss the Kosovo situation, under the chairmanship of Secretary-General of the Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL) Dr. Abdullah Bin Saleh Al-Obeid, who is also chairman of the IIRO's board of directors.