The global date distribution effort is continued by King Salman Relief Center


Thailand recently received 25 tonnes of dates as a gift from Saudi Arabia through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre

In March, Saudi Arabia began its ongoing yearly date distribution operation with the goal of reaching 72 nations in Asia, Africa, South America, and Europe.

Thailand recently received 25 tonnes of dates as a gift from Saudi Arabia through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre. Abdurrahman Al-Suhaibani, the Kingdom of Thailand’s ambassador to Thailand, accepted the donation on behalf of KSrelief.

Arun Boonchom, vice president of the Central Islamic Council of Thailand, Sheikh Mabrouk Younis, special secretary to the sheikhul Islam of Thailand, a representative of the Ministry of Finance, and a team from KSrelief were present when the aid was delivered on the grounds of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Thailand.

Khalid Fakih, the Saudi ambassador to Bulgaria, also presented 25 tonnes of dates to Bulgaria on behalf of the centre. A team from KSrelief and the Grand Mufti of Bulgaria, Mustafa Hadzhi, were present for the delivery in Sofia.

Over 19,000 tonnes of dates will be sent from Saudi Arabia this year, with 4,000 tonnes coming from the World Food Programme, KSrelief’s strategic partner, for a total price of SR136 million ($36 million), benefiting 14 million people.

In the presence of the Saudi ambassador to Jordan, Nayef bin Bandar Al-Sudairi, the WFP representative and regional director in Jordan, Alberto Correa Mendes, and the director of KSrelief’s Jordan office, Nayef bin Saleh Al-Shammari, 500 tonnes of dates were delivered by KSrelief to the WFP on Friday for distribution in all of Jordan’s governorates.

At the headquarters of the WFP warehouses in Jordan, WFP signed an agreement to accept the shipment from the center’s team in preparation for distribution to over 246,000 beneficiaries, including Syrian and Palestinian refugees and Jordanian families in need.

Mendes thanked the donor for their kind gift, stating that “The Kingdom is one of the largest donors to WFP in Jordan”.

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