Skip to comments.Saudi king orders 500 tons of wheat to Syrian refugees in Jordan
Posted on 01/13/2013 11:01:05 AM PST by SunkenCiv
|King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, of Saudi Arabia, has ordered 500 tons of wheat to be sent to Syrian refugees in Zaatari camp in Jordan, Al Arabiya TV reported Sunday.
Three hundred trucks loaded with wheat headed the refugee camp, said Badr al-Samhan, regional manager of the Saudi national campaign for the Syrian people...
Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohammed Bin Nayif also ordered 2,000 additional tents for Zaatari refugees after terrible floods ruined some tents in the refugee camp.
After a U.N. appeal for more assistance to Syrian refugees, Saudi Arabia decided to boost its humanitarian assistance to the 30,000 Syrians refugees in Zaatari who are battling mud and sub-zero temperatures.
Previously, Saudi distributed about 10,000 food baskets as well as 700 heaters. On Friday, King Abdullah ordered $10 million for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
More than 600,000 Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries were exposed to the storm.
|Syrian refugee children wait in freezing conditions for their families daily rations of food at a refugee camp in Bab al-Salam on the Syria-Turkey border, on Jan. 9, 2013. (AFP)
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks at the Opera House in central Damascus on Jan. 6, 2013. Gallery: Conflict in Syria. [Assad still confident that he can control Syria]
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King Abdullah could buy that with his pocket money.
If his get-up, you know, had pockets.
Those refugees do need all the help they can get - and also, they are caught in exceptionally severe winter conditions (associated with the age of global warming - snow in Arab countries!)
I think the Saudi king could do much more.