Riyadh, 12 September 2022 (TDI): Saudi Arabia inaugurated a nationwide campaign to aid Pakistan’s flood victims on Monday, in an announcement made by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KS Relief).

“The campaign comes in support of the humanitarian efforts and delivery assistance being carried out by the Kingdom ever since the start of the natural disaster,” he said.

Dr. Al-Rabeeah urged philanthropic and benevolent individuals to increase their donations in support of the Pakistani people via the Sahem platform, electronic apps, or the KS Relief accounts in different Saudi banks.

“KS Relief is the body authorized to collect donations directed to send abroad. There is strict oversight by the center to ensure that the aid reaches its beneficiaries in the designated countries of the world,” he added.

Since the beginning of the 2022 Floods in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia has been actively trying to provide assistance to the affectees through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KS Relief).

Also read: KS Relief delivers Emergency Aid to Pakistan Flood Victims

Floods in Pakistan 

In Pakistan, floods have claimed the lives of at least 1,191 people since June 2022, including 380 children.

Heavy monsoon rains that were unusually heavy and glaciers that began to melt after a severe heat wave contributed to the floods, which are all connected to climate change.

Since the floods in South Asia in 2017, it has caused the most fatalities worldwide and is regarded as the worst flood in the nation’s history.

Due to the flooding, Pakistan proclaimed a state of emergency on August 25. The nation’s one-third population was submerged by August 29, according to Pakistan’s minister of climate change, affecting 33 million people.

Also read: Pakistan appreciates Saudi support amidst floods

Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relations 

The bilateral ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have been cordial and friendly, with observers usually describing them as a unique partnership.

Despite Pakistan’s developing ties with Iran and Saudi Arabia’s expanding ties with India, Pakistan has been referred to be “Saudi Arabia’s closest Muslim ally.”

Following its pan-Islamic philosophy, Pakistan has taken the role of Saudi Arabia’s guardian against any foreign or domestic threat.