Jeddah, 2nd September 2003
Saudi Arabia has provided over SR77 million in aid and humanitarian assistance to post-war Iraq, according to a report released by the Saudi Red Crescent Society.
Arabic newspaper ‘Okaz’ quoted a report saying that Saudi Arabia sent a 120-bed field hospital with personnel to treat injured and wounded Iraqis, including a full surgical ward and intensive care unit, and over 50 ambulances.
In addition, the Saudi Red Crescent Society, working closely with the Iraqi Red Crescent Society, airlifted a number of Iraqis to Saudi Arabia for treatment, because their injuries could not effectively be treated in Iraq, the report said.
Saudi Arabia has also provided 100,000 food packages for Iraqi children, containing milk, juice, basic staples and toiletries, and another 100,000 food packages for needy Iraqi families, the Red Crescent Society said.