Saudi Campaign for Syria donations reach $207 million
May 8, 2014
Commenting on the Kingdom’s ongoing efforts to distribute humanitarian relief to the Syrian people, Saudi Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Sami bin Abdullah Al-Salih has reported that total cash and in-kind donations provided by the Saudi National Campaign to Support the Brothers in Syria has reached SR 779,099,448 [$207.74 million]. In his statement, he added that the cost of the programs and projects implemented by the Campaign in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon has reached SR 593,530,376 [$158.26 million].
Detailing the aid provided by the Kingdom, Ambassador Al-Salih said that the Campaign has provided Syrian refugees with 3,565 trucks (with another 1,000 trucks on the way), 6,790 fireproof tents (6m x 6m), and 12 large-size tents. Furthermore, it has rented 500 apartments for refugees and covered all the water and electricity costs.
Ambassador Al-Salih noted that since 2012 the Campaign has been continuously sending food to Syrians in need. Thirteen relief convoys involving 567 trucks have delivered relief supplies, including foodstuffs, clothes and 3,150 heaters. Finally, the Campaign has helped set up nine medical clinics in the Al-Zaatari refugee camp, as well as twenty-two field hospital clinics.