2006 News Story

Saudi aid begins arriving in Indonesia

Saudi aid has begun arriving in Indonesia, in line with a directive of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to assist the victims of the May 27 earthquake on Java. A cargo plane carrying 73 tons of relief materials including foodstuffs, tents, blankets and medicine arrived in Indonesia today.

Under the supervision of Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi Popular Relief Campaign for the quake victims has also begun providing urgent humanitarian aid to Indonesia, and has opened an office in Yogyakarta, one of the areas hardest hit by the quake.

Immediately after the earthquake, King Abdullah extended $5 million in urgent financial assistance to Indonesia.