Saudi campaign raises $72.3 mn for Syrians

A five-day Saudi fundraising campaign to support the people in Syria has raised more than $72.33 million, the kingdom’s Interior Minister Prince Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz was quoted as saying Saturday.

The campaign, launched on Monday, received donations worth 271.245 million riyals ($72.33 million), the state news agency SPA reported quoting Prince Ahmed.

The national fundraising effort saw a donation of 20 million riyals ($5.3 million) from King Abdullah.

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, who is also deputy prime minister and defence minister, followed by donating 10 million riyals ($2.6 million).

The campaign also collected food, medical equipment, clothes, tents, blankets, and jewellery as part of its drive to support the people of Syria.

More than 19,000 people have been killed across Syria since an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime erupted in March 2011.

AFP

  • 5thDrawer

    Maybe one prince donated his diamond-studded Mercedes ??

    • Moe2000

       They steal the eastern provinces oil money to fund there terror!!!

    • Moe2000

       They steal the eastern provinces oil money to fund there terror!!!

  • 5thDrawer

    Maybe one prince donated his diamond-studded Mercedes ??

    • Moe2000

       They steal the eastern provinces oil money to fund there terror!!!

  • 73Corty77

    When all is done and dusted in Syria, Basher Al Assad will be sending these animals the bill. First the terror will hit their homeland to give them a taste of their own medicine.  

  • 73Corty77

    When all is done and dusted in Syria, Basher Al Assad will be sending these animals the bill. First the terror will hit their homeland to give them a taste of their own medicine.  

  • 73Corty77

    When all is done and dusted in Syria, Basher Al Assad will be sending these animals the bill. First the terror will hit their homeland to give them a taste of their own medicine.