Saudi Arabia Among Top Donors Responding to Turkiye Earthquakes

Saudi KSrelief distributes aid to those affected by the earthquake in the Turkish state of Hatay (SPA)
Saudi KSrelief distributes aid to those affected by the earthquake in the Turkish state of Hatay (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia Among Top Donors Responding to Turkiye Earthquakes

Saudi KSrelief distributes aid to those affected by the earthquake in the Turkish state of Hatay (SPA)
Saudi KSrelief distributes aid to those affected by the earthquake in the Turkish state of Hatay (SPA)

Saudi Arabia has been named one of the largest donors of humanitarian aid to Turkiye following the recent earthquakes.

In a statement, the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) thanked donors who contributed $268 million in response to the US$1 billion humanitarian funding appeal for Turkiye following the earthquakes.

OCHA spokesperson Jens Laerke confirmed that the appeal was funded by 27% and that the largest donors were Saudi Arabia, the United States, Kuwait, the European Commission, and the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, urging countries to provide support and contribute to financing the appeal.

Laerke said: "United Nations humanitarian agencies have reached more than 4.1 million people with non-food aid, and 3 million people with emergency food assistance, while more than 700,000 people have received support to improve their living quarters, including tents, relief housing units, and tents repair tools."

He added that 1.6 million people received water and sanitation assistance and hygiene, and about 1 million liters of drinking water were delivered.

The UN official pointed out that the Turkish Ministry of Health has been supported with 4.6 million vaccine doses, and 16 mobile health clinics, in addition to medicines and medical supplies for reproductive health and treatment of trauma and injuries.



King Salman Pays Expenses for Sacrificial Meat for 3,322 Pilgrims Hosted by Custodian Guests Program

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (SPA)
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (SPA)
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King Salman Pays Expenses for Sacrificial Meat for 3,322 Pilgrims Hosted by Custodian Guests Program

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (SPA)
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (SPA)

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud paid the expenses for sacrificial meat for 3,322 pilgrims from 88 countries being hosted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Guests Program for Hajj, Umrah and Visit this year, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Monday.

Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah, and Guidance Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh considered this royal gesture an extension of his generosity to Muslims.