IDB announces relief aid for Palestine, Afghanistan

March 17, 2008

The Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has granted $500,000 for medicine and medical equipment in Gaza. The medical supplies will be distributed to public hospitals in Gaza in cooperation with the Egyptian and Palestinian Red Crescent Societies as well as a Jordanian charity.

The IDB has also granted $200,000 to provide blankets, tents and foodstuffs for Afghanistan.

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