Reports reaching the desk of Africa Today News, New York has it that Saudi Arabia has released another $13 million in form of aid to civilians in Gaza as the war with Israel rages on.
This is according to a statement made by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Friday morning.
Africa Today News, New York reports that Saudi King Salman and Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman are donating the money themselves on behalf of Saudi Arabia.
KSRelief which came into being in 2015, works with UN organisations and says it has recipients in almost 100 countries.
Since the war broke out between Israel and Hamas, the UN Emergency Relief Office (OCHA) has appealed for urgent financial aid amounting to 300 million dollars.
People of the Gaza Strip have been receiving humanitarian aid since the war broke out between Israel and Hamas militants after the October 7 attacks.
Africa Today News, New York had earlier reported earlier that over 7,000 foreign passport holders were waiting to leave the Strip through Rafah border in Egypt.
Meanwhile, according to the foreign ministry, Egypt has committed to facilitating the evacuation of “about 7,000” foreigners and dual nationals from the embattled Gaza Strip, with approximately 400 individuals projected to make the crossing on Thursday.
After a prolonged period of deadly conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants, the Rafah border crossing was unlocked on Wednesday, allowing people to leave Gaza for the first time.
In a discussion with foreign diplomats, Assistant Foreign Minister Ismail Khairat indicated that Egypt was arranging “to assist in the reception and evacuation of foreign citizens from Gaza through the Rafah crossing,” as per an official statement from the ministry.
Khairat stated that the initiative would include “around 7,000” individuals from “over 60” nationalities, although the statement did not include any specific details or a timeline.