2005 News Story

Saudi ships carry aid to earthquake victims in Sri Lanka and Indonesia

A ship carrying 334,511 tons of relief materials is on its way from the Islamic Port of Jeddah to Sri Lanka, where the aid will be distributed to victims of the recent earthquake. President of the Saudi Red Crescent Society Dr Abdulrahman Al-Suweilim commented that this consignment is part of the assistance extended by the Saudi people to victims of tsunami in south Asia. The materials, he said, include tents, clothes, and medical supplies as well as foodstuffs such as dates, powdered milk, rice and pasta.

Meanwhile, two ships, one from the Islamic Port of Jeddah carrying 82,794 tons and one from the King Abdulaziz Port of Dammam carrying 477,516 tons, are heading for Indonesia. The relief materials include tents, clothes, blankets and foodstuffs.