UN thanks Kingdom for helping Syrian refugees

Updated 22 August 2015
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UN thanks Kingdom for helping Syrian refugees

JEDDAH: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed its thanks to Saudi National Campaign for Syrian refugees for the provision of dates for more than 20,000 families in the Al-Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan.
The coordinator of the commission in the national campaign Hovig Etyemezian said that the Saudi campaign has had a good effect on improving the living conditions of the Syrian refugees in the camp through comprehensive efforts.
He added that the commission, in cooperation with the World Food Organization and "Save the Children" program has distributed dates provided by the Saudi National Campaign for Syrian refugees during the first half of this year.
Etyemezian praised the services provided by the campaign for the Syrians, adding: "The UNHCR and its partners appreciate this great generosity provided by the campaign through its various programs to improve the living conditions of the refugees there."
The Saudi National Campaign during the dates project supplied 70,000 kilograms that benefited 10,120 Syrian families living in Al-Zaatari refugee camp.


Saudi Security Aviation Command evacuates family trapped due to storm

Updated 18 min 32 sec ago
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Saudi Security Aviation Command evacuates family trapped due to storm

JEDDAH: The Saudi General Security Aviation Command continues its work in rescuing, evacuating and providing food aid to the Yemeni victims of tropical storm Luban, which had hit the eastern Al-Mahra governorate.
The command said that on Saturday an evacuation task had been carried out to save a family of seven members that were trapped in Al-Ghaydah, the capital city of Mahra.
They were transported to an area 80 kilometers east of Al-Ghaydah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The command also carried more aid tasks by transporting tents and distributing more than 1,800 kilograms of food aid to the areas 180 km north of Al-Ghaydah.
Two members of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) were on board the relief flights.