Your Middle East
Last updated: 15 May, 2014

Children can access food without begging thanks to a Saudi man who installed this fridge outside his home

Humanity + ingenuity at its best.

It’s never easy to ask others for help. As a way of getting around that problem, an anonymous man in the Saudi Arabian city of Hail has installed a refrigerator next to his house. It enables the poor in his community to access food without begging, which is frowned upon as something shameful.

Neighbours have joined in and are now assisting to fill the fridge with leftovers. This act of humanity was spread by the famous Saudi cleric Sheikh Mohamad al-Arefe who posted a tweet about the fridge to his 8.7 million Twitter followers.