Saudi Arabia to send food aid to Burmese refugees worth $73 Million


Riyadh — Saudi Arabia will be providing food aid of 29,810 food baskets to over 119,240 Rohingya refugees of Burma in Bangladesh. IOR and KSrelief sign MoU on Thursday to execute the noble project.

Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Sarhan, secretary-general of the International Organization for Relief, Welfare and Development (IOR), signed a cooperation agreement with Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, General Supervisor of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) to carry out the noble project.

Each food basket weighs around 24 kg, that consists of rice (10 kg), lentils (7 kg), vegetable oil (2 kg), salt (2 kg), and sugar (3 kg).

The noble project aims at helping the Rohingya refugees to augment Saudi Arabia’s existing humanitarian interventions and give them opportunity to get life-saving food.

“IOR is carrying out such programs to complement longer-term relief and development projects that provide sustainable assistance in improving living conditions of the refugees living in Bangladesh,” Dr. Al-Sarhan said.

Saudi Arabia has left no stone unturned in supporting and aiding the needy and under-privileged Muslims across the globe, especially in Bangladesh, Yemen, African nations, and even to the poor Iranians effected by recent floods.

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