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    Saudi Monarch’s Charity Collects $39Mln in Cash for Syrians

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    $39.4 million in cash were collected to aid the Syrian people by the Saudi monarch’s charity, according to Saudi news agency.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Saudi monarch’s charity has collected 147.7 million Saudi riyals ($39.4 million) in cash to aid the Syrian people, the government-run news agency reported Wednesday.

    Donations to King Salman’s Popular Campaign for Relief of Syrian People have been made by texting to the Saudi TV channel 1 or directly to designated bank accounts, the SPA agency said.

    The Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television channel reported the king launched the campaign on Tuesday and donated 20 million riyals ($5.3 million). The Saudi crown prince and deputy crown prince together donated another 18 million riyals.

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