Kingdom to Provide Additional $75 Million to Support Refugees
September 21, 2016
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior announced yesterday at the Leaders' Summit on the Global Refugee that the Kingdom will donate an additional $75 million for humanitarian appeals for refugees.
US President Barack Obama hosted the Leaders’ Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis on the sideline of 71st United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016
The Crown Prince said that the Kingdom provided support and care to millions of Syrian refugees in Syria's neighboring countries with aid reaching more than $800 million, in addition to the aid provided by Saudi citizens on many occasions.
The Crown Prince added that for the Yemeni brothers who sought refuge in the Kingdom, the Kingdom considered them as visitors and provided them with a many amenities, including exetion from residence and work regulations.
Crown Prince Mohammad added that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz ordered the establishment of The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRELIEF) in 2015.
With regards to refugees in other countires, the Kingdom provided the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) $59 million in February 2016 and that the value of the Kingdom's commitment to provide assistance to Afghan refugees in Pakistan reached $30 million, in addition to the Kingdom's pledge to provided $50 million to the Indonesian Government to support the Rohingya refugees in Indonesia.