Saudi Arabia presents its Humanitarian Aid & Relief Program
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (19th October 2016): Dr Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of The King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre (KSRelief), has presented the details of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Humanitarian Aid & Relief Program in Brussels in the context of bi-lateral meetings with senior Commission officials and EU policymakers . The Kingdom is one of the world’s leading humanitarian donors, and continues to increase its contributions.
Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian aid activities date back as far as 1950, and in the last month alone the Kingdom pledged 67 million euros to support refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria, as well as 90 million euros to support the rebuilding of the Afghan state. Over the past 40 years, Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian contributions totalling over 125 billion euros have helped to improve the lives of people in over 80 countries with complete political impartiality.
Speaking after meetings with Christos Stylianides, the European Commissioner responsible for humanitarian aid and crisis, Dr Al Rabeeah said, “I have been very glad to raise awareness of the invaluable work of KSRelief in Brussels and to lay the foundation for a closer collaboration with the European Commission’s Directorate General ECHO towards the exchange of information and visiting teams on humanitarian work and improve coordination on the ground.”
KSRelief, the organisation founded in 2015 to manage and coordinate international relief activities, is currently prioritising its work in Yemen in the form of the “Regaining of Hope” initiative, and in Syria. KSRelief has launched projects to support healthcare provision, food security and shelter for the Yemeni people both in the country and in refugee camps in the region.
About KSRelief: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre (KSRelief) is a Saudi foundation specialised in the provision of international relief and humanitarian aid. The centre was founded in May 2015 under the sponsorship of his Excellency, Custodian of the two holy mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The centre operates a range of programs following state-of-the-art models which enable the centre to deliver relief to the world’s crisis-stricken communities and re-establish dignity for those in need.