HM King announces $20m aid for Syrian refugees

Bahrain's King, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Bahrain’s King, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Within Kingdom of Bahrain’s policy in supporting Syrian brothers and alleviate their suffering, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued his Royal directives to allocate $20 million dollars to help the Syrian refugees deal with their difficult living conditions.

That donation had been announced by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, and First Deputy Premier, in the First Donors Conference held in Kuwait.

HM the King assigned Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) chaired by Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa to implement HM the King’s directives.

Shaikh Nasser said that it was an honour for him to offer thanks, appreciation and gratitude for HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Honorary President of (RCO) for his sustainable humanitarian initiatives in supporting the needy and providing relief for the afflicted.

Shaikh Nasser highlighted HM the King’s keenness on providing support for all, out of the humanitarian ties bonding Bahrain with all the various nations, and asserting the brotherly relations between Bahrain and the Syrian people.

He pointed out the readiness of the RCO to implement the Royal directives that aim at alleviating the suffering of the afflicted and relieve the pains of the tragedy victims.

Shaikh Nasser said that based on the Royal directives, they have coordinated with the relevant governmental bodies to work on unifying efforts and providing the required support.

Shaikh Nasser praised the kind support to the RCO from the wise government of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, and the support of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier.

Shaikh Nasser assigned Dr. Mustafa Al Sayed, the Secretary General of RCO to monitor all the projects that will be implemented in the interest of the Syrian brothers.

Al Sayed said that RCO had coordinated with Foreign Ministry and United Nations organisations to implement a series of development projects for the Syrian people. They will include a school, a hospital, a library for children, and thousand ready-made caravans in the afflicted areas.

The support programme for the Syrian brothers included several development projects, he added, saying that RCO has constructed in Zaatari Camp, Jordan, the Bahrain housing complex that accommodates more than 3,000 people.

RCO also built the Bahrain Education Complex for the Syrian refugees that include four schools for more than 4,000 male and female students and Bahrain’s social creativity centre. It also contributed to establishing a field hospital for Syrian refugees in Turkey, Al Sayed said.

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