RIYADH: Representatives of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Health Organization met in Poland on Tuesday to discuss the issue of humanitarian support for those affected by the war in Ukraine.
The groups came together in Warsaw, where they discussed measures to help refugees in Poland and other neighboring countries, as well as cooperation on wider humanitarian issues.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and through the World Health Organization and UNHCR, has offered medical and shelter aid for refugees from Ukraine worth $10 million that targeted more than 1 million people,” the Saudi Press Agency quoted Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, KSrelief’s supervisor general, as saying.
Al-Rabeeah, who was joined at the meeting by Saudi Ambassador to Poland Saad bin Saleh Al-Saleh, praised the partnership between the three bodies, saying their humanitarian relief efforts had benefited millions of people around the world and that they would continue to expand their collaboration in the future.
Khaled Khalifa, the UNHCR’s regional representative, praised the Kingdom's support and the close cooperation of the two agencies in helping countries and people affected by adversity.
Representing the WHO in Poland, Dr. Paloma Cuchi expressed her gratitude for the Kingdom’s support, which she said had had a tangible impact in saving millions of refugees’ lives and aiding people in need.
She also expressed her admiration for the efficiency of KSrelief in the humanitarian and relief field.
In April, KSrelief signed two $5 million agreements with the WHO and UNHCR to provide Ukrainian refugees with housing and medical assistance in neighboring countries.
Earlier in the year it signed a $15 million deal with the WHO in support of Yemen’s health sector, equipping the country with basic and life-saving health supplies, oxygen stations, gas transportation means and COVID-19 vaccines.
The two groups have also joined forces to fight child malnutrition, and improve water sanitation and hygiene services in Yemen.