Saudi king increases Ramadan meals project funding in 18 countries

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Time: 24 April, 2020

Food distribution for needy families and those affected by precautionary measures against the COVID-19 pandemic in Makkah on the occasion of Ramadan has begun. Saudi King Salman on Thursday also increased funding for the Kingdom’s Ramadan meals project for 18 countries around the world. (SPA)

RIYADH:  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has approved an increase in funding to SR5 million ($1.3 million) for Ramadan meals projects in 18 countries around the world.

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance will implement the program, which aims to provide iftar (breakfast) meals for 1 million people during the holy month of Ramadan.

Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh thanked the monarch for his ongoing support of the ministry’s various projects in serving Islamic works.

He said preparations had been made to deliver the initiative in 18 countries through religious attaches’ offices in the Kingdom’s embassies and Islamic centers under ministry supervision.

Al-Asheikh added that this year’s iftar project would be carried out through the distribution of food baskets in line with precautionary measures put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

This article was first published in Arab News

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