RIYADH: A seventh Saudi relief plane, laden with 35 tons of essential materials including food and shelter, touched down at El-Arish International Airport in Egypt on Wednesday. The aid, dispatched from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, is part of an ongoing Saudi campaign aimed at assisting the people of Gaza amidst the escalating crisis.
Initiated by the directive of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the relief efforts underscore the Kingdom’s unwavering commitment to supporting the Palestinian people in times of crisis. Over the past days, six additional Saudi relief planes, each carrying 35 tons of aid, have arrived in Egypt. The aid will be distributed to Palestinians through the Rafah Border Crossing.
Saudi Relief Efforts for Gaza Residents
Meanwhile, a national fundraising campaign to aid the people of Gaza has garnered substantial support, amassing over SR495 million ($132 million) in contributions. Launched on the Sahem platform by KSrelief, the campaign has attracted more than 775,000 donors, demonstrating a widespread commitment to alleviating the plight of those affected.
Donations can be made through Sahem’s website at sahem.ksrelief.org, with contributors also able to transfer funds directly to the campaign’s Al-Rajhi Bank account. The Sahem app, available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play, offers another convenient avenue for mobile users to contribute.
In a separate move, KSrelief contributed $15 million to the first phase of a UN aid plan for Gaza on Tuesday. The humanitarian response plan, executed in collaboration with the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, will address critical needs by delivering food, shelter, non-food items, medication, and water and sanitation supplies to the besieged enclave.