Saudi Iftar Projects launched in Djibouti, Pakistan, Sudan and Indonesia
July 30, 2012
Saudi officials around the world have recently launched a number of programs to provide assistance during the holy month of Ramadan.
Saudi Ambassador to Djibouti Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Nofal held a ceremony yesterday to inaugurate the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Iftar Project. The Project will involve distributing food baskets to 126,000 fasting persons.
Meanwhile, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Campaign for the Relief of the Pakistani People launched an Iftar Program that will continue through the month of Ramadan. In a statement on this occasion, the Campaign’s Regional Director, Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Othmani, stated, “The Iftar Program will distribute 32,000 food baskets containing lentils, rice, sugar, tea, cooking oil, dry milk, salt and dates. The total cost of the Program amounts to SR 6.4 million [$1.71 million].”
Last Friday, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Iftar Project for Ramadan Fasters in Sudan was dedicated in Khartoum. According to Saudi Ambassador to Sudan Faisal bin Hamid Muallah, the Project will assist 400,000 fasters in all parts of the country and is part of Saudi Arabia’s continuing support for the people of Sudan.
Finally, the Saudi Embassy in Indonesia recently held an Iftar banquet for 1,500 orphans in collaboration with the Republica newspaper. The event took place at the headquarters of the Republica, and was attended by Saudi and Indonesian officials.