Saudi National Campaign for Syria dispatches first relief convoy
August 2, 2012
The Saudi National Campaign to Support Brothers in Syria dispatched its first relief convoy today, according to the Campaign’s Executive Director, Mubarak bin Saeed Al-Bakr. The aid will be distributed to Syrian refugees living in Jordan. “The relief convoy consists of 43 trucks loaded with various foodstuffs and in-kind materials,” Al-Bakr reported. “The Campaign formed a working group to escort the convoy and supervise the distribution process. However, coordination will be made with the concerned authorities in Jordan to facilitate the convoy’s entry and to develop a program for relief distribution to the Syrian camps in Jordan.”
As of yesterday, the Saudi National Campaign for the Support of the Brothers in Syria had collected SR 467.79 million [$124.73 million], in addition to many tons of in-kind donations.