Saudis give shelter to those affected by UK floods

Saudis give shelter to those affected by UK floods
Updated 09 December 2015

Saudis give shelter to those affected by UK floods

Saudis give shelter to those affected by UK floods

LONDON: The recent floods in Britain which caused power-cuts and loss of communications in a number of areas saw many Saudi scholarship students invite those whose homes were affected to stay with them.
Those who used Twitter as a means of communications invited friends affected by the floods to stay in their homes.
Khadija, a scholarship student in Lancaster, said there was a problem in communications except in a few areas of the city and many were not able to use Twitter or other social networks to keep in touch with friends.
She said she was very proud of the Saudi students who put their friends up in their flats.
Scholarship student Khaled Qassim said the Saudi students made a very thoughtful and considerate gesture to other students who might have had nowhere to go as a result of the floods.
Similarly, Dr. Zainab Al-Mutairi, studying in Leeds, said her home was open for all families in Lancaster until the problem was solved.
The head of the Saudi Students Association in Britain, Faris Al-Maliki, said the group acted to help those affected by the floods and called on all who are on scholarships to help.
According to the BBC, the floods led to power cuts in 42,000 homes and there still remain 300 properties without electricity.