Lost Children’s Center opened near Holy Mosque in Makkah

June 1, 2009

Under Secretary of Makkah Province Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Khudairi inaugurated yesterday the Lost Children’s Center, a project financed by the Hajj and Mutamer Gift Foundation in cooperation with the Holy Mosque of Makkah Police.

According to Sheikh Salih Al-Husayen, the General Presidency for the Holy Mosque and Prophet’s Mosque Affairs, the Center is intended to assist children who are separated from their parents due to rushing or overcrowding. The facility will be integrated with other centers that store photos and voice recordings of children, which can aid identification efforts.

Plans are also underway to establish a Lost Elderly Center adjacent to the Holy Mosque.