SR260 Million Donated in Saudi Telethon for tsunami victims

Friday 1425/11/26 - 2005/01/07
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Riyadh, Jan 7, SPA -- A Saudi telethon launched yesterday to mobilize relief aid for victims of the Asian tsunami disaster collected more than SR260 million till yesterday, including an SR20 million donation from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul-Aziz. Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz, the Deputy Premier and Commander of the National Guard pledged SR10 million while
Prince Sultan Bin Abdul-Aziz, the Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense and Aviation, gave SR5 million.
The successful Saudi telethon came as world leaders meeting in Jakarta vowed yesterday to work together to help victims of the most wide-reaching natural disaster in living memory as UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan declared they were in a "race against time".
A press statement published today said the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank announced a $500 million relief aid at the meeting.

1112 Local Time
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