Saudi Arabia takes part in UN bazaar to fund world’s needy

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Dr. Khaled Manzlawi, deputy permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN at the pavilion. (SPA)
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The Saudi pavilion presented a range of products including handicrafts and traditional foods representing the country’s heritage. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's UN Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi. (AP)
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The Saudi pavilion presented a range of products including handicrafts and traditional foods representing the country’s heritage. (SPA)
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The Saudi pavilion presented a range of products including handicrafts and traditional foods representing the country’s heritage. (SPA)
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The Saudi pavilion presented a range of products including handicrafts and traditional foods representing the country’s heritage. (SPA)
Updated 09 June 2019

Saudi Arabia takes part in UN bazaar to fund world’s needy

  • Saudi Arabia in two decades has already spent $87 billion in humanitarian aid to 81 countries

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia has taken part in a high-profile global bazaar event aimed at raising vital humanitarian funds for crisis-hit countries around the world.
The permanent delegation of the Kingdom to the UN participated in the sixth UN International Bazaar, staged at the organization’s headquarters in New York.
The Saudi pavilion presented a range of products including handicrafts and traditional foods representing the country’s heritage.
Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UN, said that the Kingdom’s participation in the event was part of the nation’s efforts in the areas of humanitarian support for needy peoples throughout the world.
Dr. Khaled Manzlawi, deputy permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN, said the bazaar embodied “the spirit of brotherhood and solidarity to support the affected and the needy in countries suffering from conflict and humanitarian crises.”
The Kingdom’s support for humanitarian causes around the world stems from its policy of cooperation between nations and peoples to promote world peace and preserve human achievements disregarding religion or race.

Recently, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) said that Saudi Arabia in two decades has already spent $87 billion in humanitarian aid to 81 countries.
He said that there had been more than 1,011 humanitarian aid programs worth $3.5 billion to 44 countries since 2014, the primary beneficiaries being Yemen, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Iraq.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.