Amidst Beirut’s deadly explosion, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sent out urgent humanitarian aid to Lebanon to assist the hard-hit city and victims, according to the Saudi Press Agency. The Kingdom expressed solidarity with he victims of the blast and promised to provide full support.
The unprecedented explosion stripped the life of more 100 people and counting, thousands of injured, wiped out parts of Beirut, and turned 300,000 people homeless.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces the Saudi government’s intention to provide urgent humanitarian aid through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center to the Lebanese people who are facing the consequences of the disaster,” read a statement from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
KSrelief affiliates present on the ground rushed to assist on Tuesday after the blast. Medical societies like Subl Al-Salam Society funded by KSrelief in Lebanon hurried to provide emergency and ambulance services. Another medical team from Al-Amal Medical Center in Arsal headed medical evacuation mission and announced a blood donation campaign.
In a statement, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is watching with grave concern the aftermath of the explosion that occurred in the port of Beirut today, which resulted in deaths and injuries,” the statement read. We express our sincerest condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims and the injured. We ask God to have mercy on those who died in this tragic event, to grant those injured a speedy recovery, and to protect Lebanon from all harm. We affirm the Kingdom's full support and solidarity with the brotherly people of Lebanon."