Saudi Arabia provides $18bn in refugee aid

Faisal bin Fahd bin Jadeed. (KSA Mission UN/Twitter)
Updated 02 November 2019

Saudi Arabia provides $18bn in refugee aid

  • Saudi Arabia has given more than 50,000 people Saudi nationality enabling them to move, work, enjoy education and health care free of charge

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia confirmed that it has provided nearly $18 billion worth of humanitarian assistance to alleviate the suffering of refugees.
In a speech during a debate on the UN High Commissioner for Refugees affairs report, third secretary Faisal bin Fahd bin Jadeed said political, economic and social changes have forced vast numbers of people to move to the Kingdom.
He said the Kingdom has given more than 50,000 people Saudi nationality enabling them to move, work, enjoy education and health care free of charge.
Saudi Arabia grants its nationality to any child whose parents are unknown, he said, adding that the Kingdom is among the world’s biggest donors, citing that it has provided more than $160 million for Syrian refugees. 


Agreement signed to train Saudis in construction

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Agreement signed to train Saudis in construction

RIYADH: The Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) has signed a cooperation agreement for nationals to be trained for jobs in the construction sector, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The memorandum of understanding, between Hadaf and Saudi Abyat Academy for Building Materials, is aimed at preparing nationals for the labor market through electronic training courses on the Doroob platform.

It was signed at Hadaf’s headquarters in Riyadh and will allow the academy to publish courses on Doroob.

Hadaf will also put in place enrolment standards for the Doroob courses and coordinate their development in line with the needs of the labor market.

Doroob comes within the training and qualification programs offered by Hadaf. It seeks to support Saudis who want professional advancement in their chosen field, as well as increasing the participation level of the national workforce in the private sector and helping job seekers to get better career opportunities.