RIYADH: A seventh Saudi relief plane carrying aid from the Kingdom for Gaza arrived at El-Arish International Airport in Egypt on Wednesday. The aid was dispatched from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.
The plane transported 35 tons of materials, including food and shelter, as part of the Saudi campaign to assist the people of Gaza, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
This initiative was launched by order of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in alignment with the Kingdom’s longstanding commitment to supporting the Palestinian people during times of crisis.
In the last few days, six Saudi relief planes, each carrying 35 tons of aid, have arrived in Egypt. The aid will be distributed to Palestinians via the Rafah Border Crossing.
Meanwhile, the national fundraising campaign to provide assistance to the people of Gaza has so far raised over SR495 million ($132 million).
The initiative was launched on the Sahem platform by KSrelief. By Wednesday, more than 775,000 people had accessed the platform to make donations.
Contributions can be made through Sahem’s website at sahem.ksrelief.org. Donors can also transfer funds directly to the campaign’s Al-Rajhi Bank account, or by downloading the Sahem app on their mobile devices from Apple’s App Store or Google Play.
On Tuesday, KSrelief also contributed $15 million to the first phase of a UN aid plan for Gaza.
The humanitarian response plan, launched by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, will deliver food, shelter, non-food items, medication, water and sanitation supplies to the besieged enclave.
It will be implemented through a partnership between the two organizations aimed at easing the critical situation in Gaza.