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Saudi Arabia grants $20m to UN relief agency.

KSRelief General Supervisor Abdullah Al-Rabeeah and Rashid Khalikov, the UN assistant secretary-general for humanitarian partnerships with the Middle East and Central Asia, signed an agreement in Riyadh on Tuesday. (Spa)

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed a financial grant in collaboration with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Tuesday in Jeddah.

The agreement was co-signed by Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the KSRelief and Rashid Khalikov, the UN assistant secretary-general for humanitarian partnerships with the Middle East and Central Asia.

Al-Rabeeah said that on the directives of King Salman, Saudi Arabia provided a financial grant of $20 million in support of coordination with the partnership's activities to alleviate humanitarian suffering.

He said that the Saudi grant would support OCHA humanitarian activities in Yemen and part of the funds would support OCHA humanitarian partnerships with the Middle East and Central Asia.

The Saudi aid comes within the Kingdom's efforts to support humanitarian and relief works around the world without discrimination and in response to UN organizations' appeals.

Khalikov praised the outstanding partnership between OCHA and KSRelief, expressing his appreciation to the Kingdom for its cooperation in the field of humanitarian work.

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Date:May 8, 2018
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