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Saudi Arabia financed 492 projects in 42 countries in three years

December 16, 2018

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH
— Through its humanitarian arm, Saudi Arabia financed as many as 492 projects in 42 countries to the tune of more than $1.9 billion in the past three years, King Salman Relief and Humanitarian Aid Center (KSrelief) said in a statistical report carried by the local media on Wednesday.

The center, which was established in May 2015, said, made the funding with the participation of 125 partners.

The center said it financed 301 projects in Yemen worth $1.67 billion in collaboration with about 80 partners.

It said its projects in Yemen covered a wide area including food security, health, water, accommodation, environment, education, communications and others.

The center said, with the contribution of five partners, it has financed 12 projects worth $16.8 million for the Rohinga Muslims in Myanmar and Bangladesh, where a number of them took refuge.

It also said it financed 49 humanitarian projects in Syria at a cost of $83 million in collaboration with 15 partners.

In Somalia, the center financed nine projects at a cost of $21.9 million which consisted of food, water, environment and others.


December 16, 2018
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