Last Updated: Tue Jul 24, 2012 00:09 am (KSA) 21:09 pm (GMT)

Saudi Arabia launches donation campaign for people of Syria

The donation campaign is set to continue for the next five days. (Picture courtesy of al-Riyadh news paper)
The donation campaign is set to continue for the next five days. (Picture courtesy of al-Riyadh news paper)

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud launched a national donation campaign for Syria on Monday following evening prayers.

The campaign will be under the supervision of Interior Minister Prince Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud

The three-day telethon on Saudi TV channels to raise funds began at 11:00 P.M. Monday and was scheduled to continue till 3:00 A.M.

In a statement issued Saturday, the Ministry of Interior urged all citizens to contribute to this campaign and offer their donations.

The ministry also announced that the campaign will cover all parts of the kingdom so that all Saudi citizens will get the chance to offer the people of Syria what they can to help them in their time of need.

The donation campaign is set to continue for the next five days.

Those who wish to help, are able to make donations via designated banks across the kingdom.

The Saudi cabinet, presided by King Abdullah, has more than once expressed its outrage towards the escalation of violence in Syria, particularly on the part of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad which has been demonstrated over the course of the past 16 months. The Syrian regime, said the cabinet, is violating all Arab and international commitments.

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