King directs provision of $10 million in relief for Syrians in Jordan

January 11, 2013

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has issued directives to the Ministry of Finance to provide $10 million in urgent relief assistance for displaced Syrians in Jordan. The order came after the King was briefed on the refugees’ suffering amid harsh winter conditions in the region. The first batch of aid, consisting of sheets, blankets, mattresses and other supplies, was sent last night and is expected to arrive later today.

Meanwhile, Minister of Interior Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, who is the Supervisor General of the Saudi National Campaign to Support Syrian Refugees, ordered the provision of supplies costing SR 24 million [$6.4 million] for Syrian refugees at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. The aid will include 1,000 tents, 12,000 food baskets, 7,000 heaters, and 100,000 blankets.