Jeddah, March 15, 2023, SPA – King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), headed by KSrelief Assistant Supervisor General for Planning and Development Dr. Aqeel bin Jamaan Al-Ghamdi, participated yesterday in Jeddah in a workshop organized by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development on the initiative “Eye Healthcare to Empower Children in Africa”.
In a speech on this occasion, Dr. Al-Ghamdi highlighted that Saudi Arabia is among the top 10 donor countries in the world providing humanitarian and development assistance to low- and middle-income countries. Over the past three decades, the Kingdom has spent more than $96 billion on humanitarian and development assistance. In 2021, the Kingdom was the top country in the world; it provided humanitarian and development assistance worth $7.2 billion (or 1.05 percent of its GDP), he said, noting that under the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, KSrelief has offered humanitarian and relief assistance to people affected by conflicts and disasters around the world.
He added that since the establishment of KSrelief in 2015, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has exerted much effort to provide international relief to societies affected by crises, with the aim of preserving human lives and dignity. The center implemented 2,314 projects in 90 countries, at a total cost of over $ 6 billion.
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