ISLAMABAD: The King Salman Relief Center of Saudi Arabia has launched the first humanitarian aid convoy to Afghanistan from Pakistan and it will benefit 280,000 people in Afghanistan.
According to the Saudi mission in Islamabad, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has launched a project to ship 200 trucks carrying 1,920 tonnes loaded with food and non-food items to Afghanistan to meet the needs of families. Afghans while 30,000 of the parcels and 10,000 non-food winter kits will help poor and deserving people living in Afghanistan.
Each food package includes all the essential food items needed. In non-food, the 10,000 winter package includes warm clothing for needy families living in the colder parts of Afghanistan. This project is part of the humanitarian projects of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center to help needy families living in Afghanistan. The mission pointed out that under the program of emergency aid to the Afghan people, 30,000 food packages have also been dispatched. Each food package weighing 61 kg includes rice 5 kg, cooking oil 5 liters, dal channa 3 kg, beans (lobia) 5 kg, sugar 3 kg and flour 40 kg. Ten thousand winter packages are shipped.
Each kit includes two quilts, shawls for men and women, 10 pairs of socks for men, women and children, 4 caps for children, 2 sets of sweaters and jackets for children and warmers for men and women. Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliki is personally overseeing the relief operation.