Saudi aid agency KSRelief appeals to resolve Rohingya crisis

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Time: September 27, 2019  

Rohingya Muslim refugees who were stranded after leaving Myanmar walk towards the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. (AFP/File)
  • Al-Rabeeah says the Rohingya minority have been subjected to systematic violations against human rights

NEW YORK: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), participated in the donors’ conference to support the Rohingya refugees held at the UN headquarters in New York.

Al-Rabeeah said the Rohingya minority have been subjected to systematic violations against human rights, resulting in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of them outside the borders of their state. Since August 2017, more than 1.2 million Rohingya have been displaced outside Myanmar.

He also stressed the Kingdom’s leading role in receiving over the last 40 years nearly 250,000 Rohingya, providing them and their families with health care services, free education and job opportunities at a cost of nearly $2 billion during the past five years.

Al-Rabeeah added that KSRelief worked with five partners through which it was able to implement 20 projects in various fields and provide educational services for children of Rohingya refugees.

He recalled that Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf announced the Kingdom’s contribution of $10 million to support the joint response plan for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis for 2019.

This article was first published in Arab News

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