Time: 01 February, 2020
According to what was published yesterday in the United Nations Financial Tracking Platform (FTS), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ranks first in the Arab world and fifth in the world in the field of humanitarian aid. Indeed, the Saudi aid provided reached one billion and 281 million US dollars, representing 5.5% of Total humanitarian aid offered internationally.
The Kingdom topped the donors for Yemen with one billion and 216 million US dollars, representing 31.3% of the total aid provided to the Republic of Yemen in 2019.
The adviser at the Royal Court and the general supervisor of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah, sent two telegrams of congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense on the occasion of the Kingdom’s getting these ranks, internationally and in the Arab world in the field of providing humanitarian assistance.
.. and it supported the Islamic Solidarity Fund with 9 million dollars:
Dr. Youssef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, stressed the importance of the Islamic Solidarity Fund for the organization, and the help it provides for humanitarian and relief projects, stressing the importance of diversity in the areas of aid, and helping projects to finance themselves in the future through Awqaf and self-financing sources.
Yesterday, during his opening the works of the 64th session of the Permanent Council of the Fund at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the organization in Jeddah, he indicated Saudi Arabia’s generous support, which represented 9 million dollars in cash over 3 years, at 3 million dollars annually. He thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince for this continuous support to the Islamic Solidarity Fund, and he also thanked all Member States for their support to the Fund.