Posted by : Aahil Shaik Sunday, September 24, 2023

Saudi Arabia has spent $2.25 billion to host 260,000 Rohingya refugees

The Counselor to the Royal Court and the General Supervisor of the KSRelief (King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief) Center, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said that Saudi Arabia has hosted over 260,000 Rohingya refugees, since the start of the conflict in Myanmar. Trending : Know some surprising facts about Saudi Arabia

Speaking at a high-level session on the Rohingya minority crisis at the UN headquarters in New York on Saturday, Al-Rabeeah said, "The Kingdom has so far spent $2.25 billion to provide them public health care, as well as to create jobs for them as well as to giving their children with education."

- Sheikh Hasina Wajed, the prime minister of Bangladesh, was also present at the session that was conducted jointly with the UN General Assembly proceedings. Dr. Al-Rabeeah gave a speech in which he sincerely thanked the event's organizers for asking Saudi Arabia to take part.

- Dr. Al-Rabeeah highlighted that Saudi Arabia has consistently taken a strong stance with the international community and refused to deny the rights of the Rohingya minority. Most Viewed : Dress code for Muslim women performing Umrah

- Over the past few years, Saudi Arabia has also assisted Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and other nations by undertaking more than 43 initiatives totaling $186 million in the areas of emergency relief response, education, shelter, and health.

- Out of this 43 projects, the KSRelief completed 25 with a budget over $26 million, and it is working on others, the official added.

- Dr. Al-Rabiah added that the Kingdom will continue to assist the Rohingya in order to ensure that they secure their rights to live in peace and dignity in their country of origin, as well as continuing to assist refugees in Bangladesh. Read : Saudi Economy joins Trillion-dollar club, for the first time

- This help will be provided in conjunction with the international community. He expressed Bangladesh's gratitude and appreciation on behalf of the Kingdom for its kind hospitality of numerous Rohingya refugees.

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