Kingdom distributing 150 tons of dates to Syrians in Lebanon during Ramadan

June 18, 2014

The Saudi embassy in Beirut announced today that a consignment of 150 tons of dates has ‎arrived in the port of Beirut for distribution to displaced Syrians in Lebanon ahead of the fasting ‎month of Ramadan.  The embassy said the charitable action is being done in implementation of ‎directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to meet the ‎needs of the displaced Syrian people, particularly children, women and the elderly.‎

In addition to the 150 tons of dates, the sons of late Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz have ‎recently donated six tons of dates to  needy Palestinians through UNRWA and the Saudi National ‎Campaign to Support the Brothers has pledged to pay the rent for 1,000 houses to accommodate ‎Syrian displaced families in Lebanon and distribute 100,000 breakfast meals during Ramadan.‎