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Crown Prince Orders Delivery of Ramadan Food Baskets to Somalis

Asharq Al-awsat
Friday May 19, 2017

Riyadh- Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, has directed the General Supervisor of Saudi Relief Campaigns, Saudi National Campaign to Support Somali People, to distribute 40,000 Ramadan food baskets to the people in need in Somalia.

The crown prince also adopted the public plan to implement civil defense works in case of emergencies in the capital during the month of Ramadan. He ordered all public institutions to execute this plan in cases of emergency to guarantee the safety of guests.

Director General of Civil Defense Lieutenant General Suliman al-Amr expressed gratitude and appreciation to the crown prince for his support and follow-up of the plan’s implementation as well as for backing its goals in ensuring safety of Umrah performers.

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Amr stated that there is full coordination with public institutions taking part in the execution of civil defense works plan to make use of potentials of all parties in implementing evacuation, rescuing, sheltering and emergency services.

Regional Director of the Saudi National Campaign for Relief of Somali People Sa’ad al-Swayed said that the office of the national campaign was directed to quickly complete the project and carry out required preparations before Ramadan to fulfill the crown prince’s orders.

Swayed ensured the government’s keenness to stand by the Somalis in times of distress and to work on providing them with relief aid, especially at the current circumstances.

The Saudi National Campaign for Relief of Somali People was launched six years ago and has so far provided aid to the Somali people in medical, education, relief and infrastructure fields. The aid reached a total worth SAR590,411,134 million (USD157,442,969 million).

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