1999 News Story

Donations to Bosnia continue to mount

Donations valued at over SR 1.5 billion (U.S. $ 0.4 billion) have been distributed for the benefit of Bosnian Muslims by the High Commission for the Collection of Donations for Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Somalia, according to a report released here today by the commission's executive office.  Personal donations from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz total SR 396.25 million (U.S. $ 105.67 million). The total amount transferred to the Bosnian government in cash is SR 842.26 million (U.S. 224.6 million).  This is in addition to a large volume of aid in kind, such as foodstuffs and medicine.