RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has pledged $10 million to help fund emergency health and shelter projects for Ukrainian refugees in Poland, the Saudi Press Agency has reported.
The charity’s donation was announced on Wednesday by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, advisor to the Royal Court and supervisor general of KSrelief, during a meeting with the refugees in Warsaw, SPA reported.
The meeting took place during Al-Rabeeah’s visit to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ Cash Enrolment Center in the city.
Al-Rabeeah was briefed on how the center provides urgent services for those displaced by the war. He praised the UNHCR’s officials for their efforts.
Al-Rabeeah had a meeting on Tuesday with Polish Deputy Minister of Health Waldemar Kraska, World Health Organization Representative for Poland Dr. Paloma Cuchi, WHO External Relations Officer Rana Ziadah and Saudi Ambassador to Poland Saad bin Saleh Al-Saleh.
The officials discussed ways of improving services to meet the needs of refugees in Poland and other countries.
The Kingdom has previously provided aid for refugees in the country. On April 13, King Salman instructed KSrelief to provide emergency care, also worth $10 million, for those who fled to Poland after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
On April 26, KSrelief hosted a videoconference with the WHO and UNHCR to conclude two cooperation agreements that would provide $10 million in emergency support for the refugees.
The first agreement with the WHO worth $5 million would provide medical supplies to treat ailments such as diabetes and heart disease, and vaccines for measles, polio, AIDS, pulmonary tuberculosis, and COVID-19.
The second agreement, with the UNHCR, would allocate the other $5 million to support 75,000 individuals with mattresses, rubber bed sheets, sleeping bags and 100,000 blankets.
In August, during a press conference at the Saudi embassy in Poland, Al-Rabeeah announced $10 million in aid for 1 million people fleeing the war, also in cooperation with the WHO and the UNHCR.
Al-Rabeeah had said at the press conference that KSrelief oversees 2,000 humanitarian aid projects operating in 85 countries across the world.