Saudi campaign raises over $133 million in aid for Gaza

A Saudi campaign has collected $133 million from 800,000 donors for Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) announced Thursday.

The initiative was spearheaded by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) and was launched under the direction of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, SPA added.

According to SPA, the funds aim to address several pressing humanitarian issues Gaza is facing as Israel continues its bombardment of the strip that has resulted in the death of over 11,000 civilians.

The UN’s World Food Program said Thursday that civilians in Gaza faced starvation because food and water had become “practically non-existent.”

Shortages of food, water, fuel and other goods have been worsening since Israel launched a military offensive and imposed a siege on the Gaza Strip in response to a Hamas attack on Israel on Oct. 7.

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