Saudi Interior Minister Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz has ordered the construction of 2,500 temporary residential units for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Al-Arabiya reported Thursday (August 16th).
Construction costs are estimated at around 28 million Saudi Arabian riyals ($7.5 million).
"The move came to complement humanitarian efforts made by the [Saudi National Campaign to Support Brothers in Syria]," said Abdulaziz advisor Dr. Saed al-Orabi al-Harethi.
Operating in in co-operation with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the campaign seeks to help "alleviate the suffering of the brotherly Syrian people, assist them in getting past tough conditions and meet Syrian families' urgent needs for suitable housing in Jordan", al-Harethi said.
He added that the project came after a study of the refugees' conditions and increased co-ordination with regional and international organisations.