Rome — Saudi Arabia has donated $1.23 billion to UNs World Food Programme (WFP), as stated by Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), and an Advisor at the Royal Court.
Dr. Al Rabeeah, a guest speaker at the second regular session of the WFP Executive Board, was held in Rome on Monday.
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The KSrelief Supervisor General stated that the partnership between Saudi Arabia and WFP extends over 45 years, beginning in the wake of the 1973 economic crisis where the Kingdom provided $50 million support to WFP for its food aid programs for the affectees of the crisis.
During the financial crisis in 2008, the Kingdom announced a historic and generous grant of $500 million to WFP to support its food aid projects and provide urgent food assistance for millions of people affected by high food prices, he said.
Until 2021, KSrelief contributed $1.23 billion to WFP for food assistance programs in 24 countries. Saudi Arabia sponsored 27 WFP programs in Yeman at the cost of $1.16 billion, including programs conducted in Houthi-held areas.
Dr. Al Rabeeah stated that “KSrelief profoundly appreciates the strong strategic partnership with the WFP and values the many years of close cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and WFP.
In conclusion, Dr. Al Rabeeah stated, “KSrelief affirms that our joint purpose is to address food insecurity and improve the health and living conditions of vulnerable communities around the globe.”