Support for Jeddah Flood Victims

Saturday, 9 May, 2015

Saudi Arabia is not a disaster-prone country affected by natural calamities frequently. However, when the Saudi western coastal city of Jeddah was ravaged by unforeseen and unprecedented floods in recent years, Alwaleed Philanthropies came to the aid of the devastated city and its victims. The tragedy left about 10,000 people homeless, and destroyed thousands of homes, buildings and vehicles.

The Saudi Government provided significant relief and recovery support to the victims, but the scale of the disaster called for collaboration with other organizations of the country to participate in mitigating the impact of the floods. Alwaleed Philanthropies took the initiative to reach out to the suffering people of Jeddah and provided the necessary recovery assistance. Alwaleed Philanthropies donated 1000 cars for people who lost their cars, and purchased and distributed 10,000 electric household appliances, such as refrigerators, washing machines, ovens and air conditioners, as well as mattresses to the victims.

Alwaleed Philanthropies are involved in a wide spectrum of humanitarian activities in 90 countries. Their focus areas have been established around strategic initiatives, ranging from Disaster Relief and Community Development, to Women and Youth Empowerment, as well as Promoting Intercultural Understanding.