Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest supporter of relief
05/14/2019
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Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest supporter of relief work around the world through its humanitarian initiatives, donations and assistance to affected countries, whether due to wars or natural disasters, to embody the values ​​of humanity and extend its humanitarian role in relief without discrimination based on religion race or color.
The assistance provided by the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works has included 44 countries around the world, with total aid reaching more than 12 billion riyals by March 8, 2019. This is 996 projects in several areas, including shelter, food security, Water, sanitation, nutrition and community support.
Yemen is the largest recipient of US $ 1.99 billion in aid, with 330 projects in various sectors, including education, health, water and environmental sanitation, support and coordination of humanitarian operations, food security, early recovery, shelter, non-food items, protection, etc. In 2018,The UN (OCHA) presented the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, Saudi Arabia was the major supporter of Yemen’s humanitarian response plan for 2018, with a total of US $ 541.60 million in support of the plan, representing 20.4 per cent of the total donor support for Yemen.
Palestine is the second largest recipient of aid from the center with a total of 352.9 million dollars, which contributed to the implementation of 78 projects, while Syria was the third largest recipient of aid after Yemen and Palestine, where the aid amounted to 267.1 million dollars.
In spite of the challenges facing the King Salman Center, it was able in a short time of its inception in 2015 to reach a global position among the institutions and international bodies working in the field of humanitarian relief work, which confirms the leading role of the Center in the world
Dr. Alrabiah, supervisor of the King Salman Relief Center, said that the vision of the Kingdom of 2030, through which the Center is performing its humanitarian and relief role, is based on the foundation of all the activities of the Center on the regional and international arenas within an institutional framework through which it provides humanitarian and relief support through bilateral or collective channels. The Center has worked with local and regional partners to support the most needy groups in the recipient countries in order to give them a chance to live a better life.

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