Saudi Arabia announces to provide shelter and food to 735,000 Pakistanis

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Saudi Arabia announces to provide shelter and food to 735,000 Pakistanis

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan will receive winter shelter bags and other aid initiatives worth 36 million Saudi Riyals from Saudi Arabia’s Shah Salman Relief Center in the 2023–2024 period.

Up to 105,000 families, or 735,000 people, will benefit from the food security relief projects in the period 2023–2024, according to a relief center official. These projects will cost 36 million Saudi Riyals.

According to the official, there are four phases to the food security programs, and each phase includes 105,000 food baskets spread out over the year.

For a family of four to have enough food for a month, one food package comprises (80 kg flour, 5 kg sugar, 5 kg split chickpea, and 5 liters cooking oil).

26,400 food packages were given out in the project’s first phase, and currently, efforts are being made to distribute 32,400 food packages in the project’s second phase in flood-affected areas throughout August and September.

According to additional sources, the center would deliver winter bags to the 14 regions of three provinces—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Balochistan—that are most adversely hit by cold and snowfall during October and December this winter.

According to the official, 175,000 people will benefit from the project overall.

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