MAKKAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal honored the supporters of the “Righteousness of Makkah” campaign during a ceremony held on Sunday.
Prince Khaled ordered the launch of the campaign in all of the region’s provinces at the beginning of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, as a continuation of the humanitarian efforts and preventive measures, including the nationwide curfew.
The “Righteousness of Makkah” has contributed to helping needy families and business owners by providing food, health baskets and financial support to more than half a million beneficiaries.
It has also implemented the iftar program aimed at providing iftar meals for 1 million people, which provided 5 million iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan.
Prince Khaled also presented 30,000 gifts to security personnel, doctors, health practitioners and field workers across the region, while gifts were also delivered to the doorsteps of 12,000 other beneficiaries.
The ceremony also reviewed a study prepared by Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz University under the title “Saudi efforts in times of humanitarian crises: The Righteousness of Makkah Initiative, a Model.”
It discussed the Kingdom’s role in fighting COVID-19 and assessed the campaign’s social impact.
It also focused on several aspects such as the cooperation between the region’s relevant bodies, promoting a culture of volunteering, societal satisfaction, social solidarity, promoting citizenship, meeting the needs of citizens and residents, achieving mental stability and alleviating people’s burdens.
The study showed that the campaign’s hashtag was viewed more than 2.5 million times on social media.
Attendees were then shown a movie showcasing the efforts exerted and the work done by all of the region’s government bodies and relevant sectors since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.