DAMMAM – The Society for the Care of Saudi Families Abroad (Awassir Society) will next month start providing SR500 food recharge cards to each poor Saudi family living abroad. The cards will be recharged every month through agreements the society has signed with a number of the largest financing centers in the families’ countries of residence. “Seven hundred three-to-four-member families will benefit from the cards,” said Awassir’s chairman Abdullah Al-Hmoud.
He said a plan has been prepared to visit several Arab and other countries in which stranded and poor Saudi families live aiming to assist them to travel to the Kingdom. Coordination with the Social Security Agency and charitable societies is being carried out in order to support the returning families, he said.
Al-Hmoud said Awassir is finalizing a new study on Saudis marrying abroad including rehabilitating returning Saudi families who have lived abroad for a long time.
“Some returning families face difficulties in adaptation which requires the intervention of bodies related to social work.” He noted Awassir is conducting a survey on Saudi girls of a marriageable age abroad in order to ask the relevant authorities to give them priority when processing applications of those who wish to marry from abroad. Okaz/SG