2006 News Story

Saudi relief aid arrives in Lebanon via land, air

Saudi relief aid continues arrive in Lebanon as part of the Kingdom’s ongoing efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Lebanon.

Relief trucks delivered more than 600 tons of foodstuffs and medical supplies to the Saudi Red Crescent Society in Beirut. In addition, two military planes arrived from Saudi Arabia today carrying relief supplies that will be distributed in coordination with the Lebanese Red Cross. Much-needed medical supplies are also being distributed to Lebanese hospitals.

The coordinator of the Saudi Red Crescent Society’s regional office, Abdullah Al-Riweili, said in a statement that the aid was provided by the Saudi Popular Campaign for the Relief of the Lebanese People, which was established during the first week of the Israeli attacks on Lebanon at the behest of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.