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Saudi Arabia’s Contribution to Humanitarian Relief Ranks Top Worldwide | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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The aid provided by Saudi Arabia to the Syrian people totals around $700 million, according to the statistics of the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria

Saudi Arabia ranked top in matters involving the delivery and provision of humanitarian relief and development works worldwide.

Saudi Arabia has lent a helping hand in various countries across the world whether it be an Arab, an Islamic or a friendly country, reported SPA.

The Kingdom has increasingly contributed to the alleviation of suffering, caused by natural disasters or wars.

According to reports issued by international bodies, Saudi Arabia has ranked top for its initiatives recorded on humanitarian effective and executive action.

Devoted to Islam, the Kingdom serves Muslims all over the world making them a top priority, hence generously extending all kinds of support that benefit all the Arab and Islamic countries.

Among Saudi Arabia’s contribution to the worldwide Muslim communities are the establishment mosques and schools, and the donation of millions of copies of the Holy Qur’an, and references relevant to the Muslim guidance to religious matters. The Kingdom’s efforts are to ensure peace within the community and a healthy interaction with other societies.

A report prepared by a team of World Bank experts and specialists in coordination with the Arab development funds and the Development Assistance Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), said that the Arab donor states, led by Saudi Arabia, was the most generous on a global scale, in the provision of official development assistance throughout the past four decades.

Revealed statistics issued by the United Nations showed that the Kingdom topped the list of donor countries for voluntary aid to fund humanitarian relief operations in the year 2008, where its donations exceeded (6%) of the national income, while the humanitarian assistance provided by countries known as industrial and richer represent only 5.1% of their national income.