ISLAMABAD: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) recently distributed 3,926 winter bags to those affected by the earthquake in the Harnai district of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, benefiting 25,578 people, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday.
Harnai district was hit by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake last month, where over 300 people were injured and hundreds of houses partially or completely damaged.
The kits include quilts and winter gear for men, women and children. The aid is part of the center’s 2021 winter aid project to help needy people in Pakistan.
Earlier this month, KSRelief launched its winter aid project to help over 200,000 people in Pakistan. The Saudi-based international agency provides humanitarian and development support to millions of beneficiaries in more than 49 countries. Pakistan is the fifth-largest recipient of assistance and has received more than $120 million in aid since 2005.
In total, 29,000 winter kits will be distributed this year among communities living in Pakistan’s impoverished districts in Balochistan province, in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Balochistan government.