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Saudi Arabia Sends 120 Relief Trucks to Gaza, Sudan


Wed 29 May 2024 | 11:30 AM
Israa Farhan

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has announced the departure of two relief ships from Jeddah Islamic Port on Monday, carrying over 120 trucks loaded with aid for the Palestinian and Sudanese people.

These ships are heading to the ports of Al-Arish in Egypt and Suakin in Sudan.

Fahd Al-Asimi, Director of Emergency Relief at the center, told Asharq Al-Awsat that the relief ships are transporting 120 trucks, with 80 heading to Suakin Port in Sudan's Red Sea State, and 40 trucks bound for Al-Arish Port in Egypt.

The aid is intended for the affected populations within the Gaza Strip.

Al-Asimi stated that the center has provided 6,500 tons of aid to Gaza so far, and over 14,000 tons to Sudan.

The assistance includes shelter materials, food supplies, logistics, and medical aid.

He revealed that preparations are underway to send another batch of aid to Sudan within the next two weeks via a maritime bridge.

Additionally, new aid shipments are being prepared to be sent to Gaza through Saudi air and sea bridges, which will include food, logistics, shelter materials, and medical supplies.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the eighth relief ship for the Palestinian people in Gaza carries food baskets, shelter materials, power generators, and heavy equipment such as bulldozers, water tanks, and forklifts.

Meanwhile, the 31st relief ship for the Sudanese people is loaded with food, shelter, and medical supplies to be distributed in targeted areas in Sudan to mitigate the current crisis.