Saudi Committee for Relief of Afghan People Complete Winter Relief Project
May 26, 2015
Saudi Committee for the Relief of the Afghan People ended the third phase of the winter relief project. The $3.2 million project includes the distribution of food baskets and blankets. The relief supplies were distributed in cooperation with Afghan authorities, including the Afghan Red Crescent Society, and the Saudi Embassy in Kabul.
The Committee distributed 55,000 food baskets and 50,000 blankets to 55,000 needy families affected by the natural disasters across Afghanistan.
Dr. Saed Al-Orabi Al-Harthi, an adviser to the Minister of Interior and chairman of the committee, said that the committee’s humanitarian and relief services will continue in a number of areas, including education and health services. Dr. Al-Harthi explained that SR 137 million ($36.5 million) has been approved for educational and health projects by the general supervisor of the committee, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.