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RIYADH, (AFP) — Saudi Arabia is donating 50 million dollars in aid to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, foreign ministry spokesman Osama Nugali said on Monday.

“The kingdom, by instruction of King Abdullah, is donating 50 million dollars… to assist the Haitian people,” Nugali told AFP.

The donation, the largest announced by a Middle Eastern country, will go through the UN fund for Haiti.

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference has urged Muslim states to donate to Haiti, where a January 12 earthquake is estimated to have killed more than 150,000 people and left hundreds of thousands of others homeless, hungry and injured.

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