On last Tuesday, an event arranged by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) raised more than USD 250 million to address the Rohingya crisis where the charity itself donated 10 million USD.
The Saudi Arabian relief also urged the rest of the international community to contribute more to provide a better livelihood for the 1.2 million Rohingyas that are residing in Bangladesh refugee camp
The Supervisor General of KSrelief Dr Abdullah Al Rabeeah stated at the conference, “We look forward to working together with our partners to ensure an effective and timely response in support of the 2019 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis. We hope that this donation will help enable the UN and international and local organizations to continue their efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Rohingya minority. It is our duty as leaders to find a solution to this crisis, one that would enable these people to return home safely and to gain full and equal rights as citizens.”
The conference was conducted in partnership with the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Participants in the event included HE Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah, Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Reem Al Hashimi, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation; HE Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees; and HE Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.