Fourth Saudi relief plane lands in Myanmar

May 30, 2008

The fourth plane in a Saudi airlift arrived in Myanmar today carrying 68.5 tons of relief supplies for victims of Cyclone Nargis. The relief aid included foodstuffs, blankets and tents.

Saudi Arabia began airlifting relief supplies into Myanmar on May 25. Two additional planes arrived at Yangon Airport on May 28 carrying 150 tons of foodstuffs, medicine, blankets and mats.

In total, five planes are expected to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid on the directive of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.

The Kingdom is also currently airlifting relief supplies into China after a May 12 earthquake devastated much of Sichuan Province.

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