KSRelief reaches Bangladesh to help dis­tressed Ro­hingyas

Saudi aid or­ga­ni­za­tion was the first to help 500,000 refugees from Myan­mar, says UNHCR


KSRelief signed an agree­ment with the UNHCR on Wednesday for a joint pro­ject to “es­tab­lish mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial co­op­er­a­tion aimed at as­sist­ing the vul­ner­a­ble and dis­ad­van­taged, through which both par­ties will sup­port refugees and host com­mu­ni­ties.”

The agree­ment was signed by Grandi, and the su­per­vi­sor gen­eral of KSRelief, Ab­dul­lah Al-Rabeeah.

Al-Rabeeah told re­porters that “the King­dom stands with the needy around the world and has as­sisted vic­tims in 38 coun­tries through the pro­vi­sion of 232 hu­man­i­tar­ian and re­lief pro­grams.”

Al-Rabeeah said the King­dom hosts 561,911 Ye­meni refugees, 262,573 Syr­ian refugees and more than 300,000 Burmese refugees, and has pro­vided them with all nec­es­sary fa­cil­i­ties and ser­vices to en­joy a dig­ni­fied life.

Fol­low­ing the sign­ing, the UN High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees said in a press state­ment that KSRelief has helped the UN on many oc­ca­sions.

“I re­cently met with the cen­ter’s del­e­ga­tion in Bangladesh,” Grandi said. “(KSRelief) was the first or­ga­ni­za­tion to visit the Ro­hingya refugee camps, where some 500,000 refugees from Myan­mar stay, to as­sess their needs.”

That was just one ex­am­ple of the cen­ter’s work, Grandi ex­plained. “There are also many ex­am­ples in Ye­men and Syria.”

He added that the new agree­ment “makes our co­op­er­a­tion stronger. The over­all frame­work of the pro­ject will give very im­por­tant sup­port at the in­sti­tu­tional level, and we are now in a real part­ner­ship with the cen­ter.”

JED­DAH: The King Sal­man Hu­man­i­tar­ian Aid and Re­lief Cen­ter (KSRelief) was the first or­ga­ni­za­tion to visit Ro­hingya refugee camps in Bangladesh to as­sess their needs, the UN High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has re­vealed.

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