Thursday, 17 Oct 2019

UNHCR Congratulates KSA on National Day

Riyadh, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has congratulated the Government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of the 89th National Day, wishing the Kingdom further progress and prosperity, praising the distinguished partnership between them for decades.

UNHCR is proud of the fruitful partnership with King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), which has supported hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced people, through the provision of basic relief items to internally displaced persons in Yemen, emergency support for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, and other countless support. Since its inception in 2015, the King Salman Center's total assistance to UNHCR has reached nearly 198 million Saudi Riyals (US $ 53 million).

It also expressed its pride in the established partnership with the Saudi Fund for Development, whose total contribution to UNHCR amounted to SR 243 million.

It also pointed to the Kingdom's shares of more than one billion Saudi Riyals (US $ 280) over the past 10 years for UNHCR's programs, making it one of the largest donor countries around the world.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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