OIC praises Saudi Arabia’s $50m donation to UNRWA

Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf (2nd from right) meets UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krhenbhl (2nd from left) in New York on 26 September 2019. (UNWRA)
Updated 28 September 2019

OIC praises Saudi Arabia’s $50m donation to UNRWA

  • Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf announced the donation to UNRWA on Thursday
  • OIC Secretary-General Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen also praised donations made by other member states of the organization

RIYADH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) praised Saudi Arabia’s donation worth $50 million to the UN’s relief agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA on Saturday.
OIC Secretary-General Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen also praised donations made by other member states of the organization. 
Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf announced the donation to the core program budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for 2019 on Thursday during a meeting with UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.
“The renewed and generous donation by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is of great significance to our Agency… We are very grateful for the dynamic partnership and cooperation with the Kingdom”, said Mr.Krahenbuhl.
UNRWA is a UN agency and provides assistance and protection to some 5.4 million Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank, including East Jerusalem and Gaza.


Saudi Arabia announces 36 more deaths from COVID-19

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Saudi Arabia announces 36 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 257,269
  • A total of 3,269 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 36 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,569 new cases of the disease on Wednesday.
Of the new cases, 78 were recorded in the capital Riyadh, 75 in Hail, 68 in Makkah and 66 in Jeddah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 257,269 after 2,151 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,269 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.