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UNHCR’s Grandi Says KSRelief is the First to Send Team to Assess Rohingya Needs in Bangladesh | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Relief and Humanitarian Aid Center, also known as KSRelief, signed on Wednesday a joint cooperation pact with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, said the Saudi state-owned press agency, SPA.

The agreement was co-signed by Dr. Abdullah bin Abdualziz Al-Rabiah, Consultant at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of KSRelief, and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

For his part, Grandi stressed that KSRelief is the first center organization visiting the Rohingya camps to assess the situation there in addition to other examples in Yemen and Syria, pointing out to a cooperation between the two sides to support the Syrian refugees and displaced people in neighboring states.

This agreement aims to enhance strategic cooperation and partnership between the two organizations.

Following the signing ceremony, Dr. Al-Rabiah disclosed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supported the affected people in 38 countries through providing 232 relief and humanitarian programs in addition to hosting 561,911 Yemeni visitors (refugees), 262,573 Syrian visitors (refugees) and more than 300,000 Barmawis.