2005 News Story

Kingdom cooperates with UN agencies to help tsunami victims

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz has ordered that SR3,750,000 [U.S. $1 million] be appropriated specifically for a number of health programs and housing projects as relief aid to tsunami victims in southern Asia, to be implemented in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Health Organization.

Meanwhile, the Saudi relief delegation, led by Chairman of the Saudi Red Crescent Society Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Suwailim, arrived in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday as part of its tour to assess the needs of those suffering from the earthquake and tsunami that hit the region. On Wednesday, Dr. Al-Suwailim was received in Male by President Maumoon Abdul-Gayoom of the Republic of Maldives, and conveyed the condolences of the government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the relatives of the tsunami victims.