Monday, 22 Apr 2019

Bukhari oversees aid distribution to the displaced in Arsal, underlines Kingdom’s humanitarian message

Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon, Walid Bukhari, on Tuesday oversaw the distribution of 760 food parcels and 1,520 blankets to the displaced Syrians in the Al-Shuhada "Martyrs" camp in the town of Arsal.

The Aid is provided by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre.

In this framework, Ambassador Bukhari visited the sick and the most underprivileged families, in the company of the Baalbeck-Hermel Mufti, Sheikh Khaled Solh and Arsal's Municipality Head, Bassel Hujeiri.

The diplomat has pledged $5,000 to treat crippled child Maha Al-Rifai to continue medical treatment at AUH Hospital.

In his delivered word, Bukhari said that King Salman's Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid is deemed the bright humanitarian face of Saudi Arabia, placing the country at the forefront of donor countries in favor of relief programs and humanitarian aid for refugee camps in Lebanon.

He said that "the wise Saudi leadership has decided to launch a campaign to distribute 13,000 food parcels and 20,000 blankets to the displaced Syrians in the localities of Arsal and Akkar," noting that there will be new aids.

On the humanitarian situation in the refugee camps, Bukhari underlined the unremitting humanitarian message of Saudi Arabia, pledging to file a report on the stringent needs of these camps and vowing to adopt additional steps.

Source: National News Agency