$84.7bn Saudi aid covered 79 countries

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Adviser at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSrelief) Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabiah addressing a symposium at Warsaw University, Poland, on Friday. — SPA

Saudi Gazette report

WARSAW
— The Kingdom’s foreign aid from 1996 to 2018 totaled US$84.7 billion and covered 79 countries, said adviser at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSrelief) Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabiah.

Addressing a symposium at Warsaw University, Poland on Friday, he said Saudi Arabia has helped millions of people all over the world and saved millions of others in regions of conflicts and crises without any discrimination based on religion, race or color.

Since its inception in 2015, KSrelief has carried out 482 projects in 42 countries at a total cost of US$1.925bn.

Some 86 percent of the projects were allotted for Yemen totaling nearly US$1.66bn.

The Kingdom has helped 561,911 Yemeni refugees, 283,449 Syrian refugees and 249,669 from Myanmar.

This is equivalent to 5.36 percent of the Saudi population in the Kingdom. Hence, the Kingdom comes second in the world in terms of the number of refugees.


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