2005 News Story

Saudi relief assistance to Niger continues

A third Saudi relief plane arrived in Niamey yesterday, in line with the directive by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to provide assistance to drought-stricken Niger. The plane carried 72 tons of relief aid including food items, which will be distributed to the victims of the drought.

Saudi Ambassador to Niger Abdulkarim Al-Malki said in a statement that Saudi assistance to Niger includes sending five relief planes loaded with 70 tons of aid each, providing food items, supporting the strategic reserve, operating seven health centers, and implementing development projects through the Saudi Fund for Development. The development and health projects will be supervised by officials from the Saudi Fund for Development and the Saudi Red Crescent.