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KSRelief provides around 9 million loaves of bread and 50 thousand food baskets to over 540 thousand internally displaced people in Syria, Photo: KSRelief Twitter

The Saudi National Campaign announced launching a new humanitarian relief project Lebanon’s overly populated and deprived area, Akkar, said the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Friday.

Through its office in Lebanon, the campaign drew up plans to construct a much needed bakery in the northern region. The facility is expected to meet the needs of dozens of Syrian refugees who are surviving dire conditions.

Production capacity of the bakery reaches at least 40,000 loaves of bread daily, said SPA—all of which will be distributed to widows and impoverished families.

Director of the Office of the Saudi National Campaign in Lebanon, Waleed Al-Jalal, said that the project comes in response to the current difficult situation being experienced by the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, where the Saudi Campaign ensured full operating expenses and the provision of raw materials of flour, fuel and others.

The director mentioned the development of a comprehensive distribution plan that would cover those who are in desperate need of food aid.

For his part, the Regional Director of the Saudi National Campaign Dr. Bader bin Abdul Rahman Al-Samhan said that the Campaign seeks to meet all the basic and necessary requirements of the Syrian displaced and refugees.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been leading humanitarian efforts to aid Syrians displaced across the region, providing medical relief, sustenance and other services.

Such initiatives have been registered in each of Lebanon and Jordan, Syria’s two neighboring countries that are now home to thousands of asylum seekers.