KSRelief continues relief operations for victims of Beirut’s Aug. 4 blast

Time: 16 August, 2020

Teams of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center continue humanitarian operations in Beirut following the port explosion on Aug. 4. (SPA)
  • Several businesses in Saudi Arabia have offered part of their proceeds to help the rehabilitation efforts

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Saturday continued its relief operations in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Saturday.

The center distributed food supplies among 447 families affected by the explosion that devastated large areas of the city and destroyed vital infrastructure, including grain storage silos and port facilities.

Countries around the world have rushed to help Lebanon in the wake of the port explosion on Aug. 4.

A relief air bridge was established on the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to Lebanon.

This aid is being provided based on an assessment report of the necessary humanitarian needs resulting from the explosion, in coordination with the Saudi Embassy in Beirut, and the KSRelief branch in Lebanon.

This comes as an extension of the efforts made by Saudi Arabia to show solidarity with the Lebanese people.

KSRelief teams are also active in Lebanon in treating victims of the blast.

Saudi businesses and individuals are also making generous contributions through KSRelief, the only body authorized to receive charitable or humanitarian donations from within the Kingdom.

Several businesses in Saudi Arabia have offered part of their proceeds to help the rehabilitation efforts.

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Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

10/08/20

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port, covering 500 families. (SPA)

  • So far, 290 tons of aid transported to provide urgent humanitarian needs to people affected by explosion

JEDDAH: Aid continues to flow into the Lebanese capital Beirut, as the fourth Saudi air bridge plane operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) arrived on Sunday.
Ninety tons of emergency aid was flown in on the flight, including medical materials and equipment, foodstuff and shelter supplies. Medicines, burn treatments, medical solutions, masks, gloves, sterilizers and other surgical materials will be distributed by special teams on the ground.
The plane also carried food baskets that included flour and dates as well as shelter materials such as tents, blankets, mattresses, and utensils.
So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.
This aid was provided based on an assessment report of the necessary humanitarian needs resulting from the explosion, in coordination with the Saudi Embassy in Beirut, and the KSRelief branch in Lebanon.
This comes as an extension of the efforts made by Saudi Arabia to show solidarity with the Lebanese people and to provide relief to those affected by the disaster.

FASTFACT

So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port on Sunday, covering 500 families.
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Waleed bin Abdullah Bukhari told Arab News that special committees would oversee and review reports on the Lebanese people’s needs.
“Aid will continue to flow into Lebanon after assessing the required needs of the Lebanese people in cooperation with the relevant authorities in Lebanon,” he said.
Countries around the world have come together to help Lebanon in the wake of the explosion on Aug. 4, which devastated large areas of Beirut, damaging and destroying infrastructure, buildings and homes, including all port facilities and the country’s grain storage silos.

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