Saudi Arabia plans to supply 735,000 Pakistanis with shelter and food

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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 Centre in the 2023–2024 period.

According to a representative of the relief centre, the 36 million Saudi Riyal food security relief initiatives will help up to 105,000 households or 735,000 people in 2023/2024.

According to the official, there are four phases to the food security programmes, and each phase includes 105,000 food baskets spread out over the course of 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 litres cooking oil).

The project’s first phase, consisting of 26,400 food packages, has been carried out, and work is currently being done to carry out the second phase, consisting of 32,400 food packages, in flood-affected communities throughout the months of August and September.

The centre, according to further sources, would deliver winter bags to the 14 regions of three provinces—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Balochistan—that are most adversely hit by the cold and snowfall this winter.