WASHINGTON, DC – The Minister of the Interior and General Supervisor of the Saudi National Campaign to Support Brothers in Syria, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, ordered the first relief convoy of assistance to be delivered to displaced Syrians in Jordan. The convoy consisted of 43 truckloads carrying foodstuffs and in-kind items contributed by the people of Saudi Arabia.
On July 21, 2012, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz ordered the immediate establishment of the national campaign, giving Saudi citizens and residents a channel to offer their support to the Syrian people as they continue to suffer the cruelty of the Syrian regime. As of August 1, 2012, the campaign raised SR 467.79 million (US$124.73 million) for the people of Syria. In addition, large quantities of in-kind donations, including foodstuffs, medicines, medical appliances, clothes, tents, and blankets have been collected.
Relief convoys will continue to transport to neighboring countries housing displaced Syrians. The campaign continues to accept cash donations through its account at the National Commercial Bank. In-kind donations are accepted at central warehouses in Riyadh and Jeddah.
Saudi Arabia continues to call for a political transition process in Syria, as well the enforcement of UN sanctions against the Syrian regime. The Kingdom has also called for the Syrian issue to be forwarded to the UN Security Council under Chapter VII of the UN Charter and an end to the transfer of arms to the Syrian regime.