Humanitarian body praises Hajj crowd management

Friday, August 24, 2018

JEDDAH: A leading humanitarian organization has praised the Kingdom’s management of crowds during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage when nearly 2.4 million pilgrims are believed to have taken part in rituals.

The secretary-general of the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO), Dr. Saleh Al-Suhaibani, said the Kingdom’s leaders have shown the most beautiful humanitarian example through the preparations undertaken before and after the massive influx of pilgrims.

He praised the care taken to ensure the safety and comfort of foreign pilgrims — the vast majority of them elderly.

The Kingdom has demonstrated a distinctive ability to continually produce innovative solutions, using the latest technology to coordinate services.