Saudi Arabia Sends Relief Aid to Displaced Syrians

August 2, 2012

[Washington, DC] – The Minister of the Interior and General Supervisor of the Saudi National Campaign to Support Brothers in Syria, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, today ordered the first relief convoy of assistance to be delivered to displaced Syrians in Jordan. The convoy consisted of 43 truckloads carrying foodstuffs and in-kind items contributed by the people of Saudi Arabia.

On July 21, 2012, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz ordered the immediate establishment of the national campaign, giving Saudi citizens and residents a channel to offer their support to the Syrian people as they continue to suffer the cruelty of the Syrian regime. The campaign raised nearly $125 million for the people of Syria. In addition, large quantities of in-kind donations, including foodstuffs, medicines, medical appliances, clothes, tents and blankets have been collected.

Relief convoys will continue to transport to neighboring countries housing displaced Syrians. The campaign continues to accept cash donations through its account at the National Commercial Bank. In-kind donations are accepted at central warehouses in Riyadh and Jeddah.