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3rd Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum kicks off actvities

Prince Faisal, the governor of Riyadh, attended yesterday’s opening of the third session of the Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum under the auspices of King Salman.

 

This forum is organized by the KSrelief in partnership with the UN and its humanitarian organizations in the city of Riyadh.

 

The General Supervisor of the KSRelief, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, delivered a speech at the forum in which he welcomed everyone to Riyadh, the capital of giving and humanity.

 

His Excellency referred to the disasters, crises, and conflicts that the world has witnessed recently, the latest of which was what happened in Syria and Turkey.

 

The gathering urged the attendees of the forum to join efforts, and expand the scope of donors, countries, organizations, and humanitarian aid.

 

He noted that this forum enjoys great interest and active participation from the United Nations and international, regional, and local organizations.

 

the leaders of humanitarian work participate in 50 countries and nearly 60 organizations.

 

The world looks forward to what emerges from this high-level gathering of solutions and recommendations that are in the interest of humanitarian work.

 

Al-Rabeeah indicated that the forum will discuss the humanitarian gap and mechanisms for developing humanitarian action.

 

it also will discuss activating sustainable and effective solutions, and benefiting from digital development and artificial intelligence.

 

The forum will also focus on the role of women and youth in the humanitarian response.

 

it will raise the level of protection for the most vulnerable groups, and take care of issues of food security, displacement and migration.

Harsh Scene

 

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Martin Griffiths, gave a speech of thanks at the beginning of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, explaining that the humanitarian scene before us is a harsh one.

 

He also spoke about the fact that the needs of the world are constantly escalating and the humanitarian crises are piling on top of each other, while the desperate look to us in their time of need.

 

Griffiths also stated that human rights, especially women’s rights, are under brutal attack in many places, to the detriment of entire societies.

 

Martin also pointed out that the world is experiencing the largest food crisis in modern history, and famine is knocking on many doors.

He also touched on the Ukraine war, which is about to enter its second year, and then the earthquake catastrophe in Turkey and Syria, which claimed the lives of tens of thousands.

 

Martin Griffiths added that more than 350 million people need humanitarian assistance around the world, and more than 222 million people do not know when they will eat their next meal.

 

He pointed out that the world needs nearly 54 billion US dollars to meet the basic needs of the most affected people.

 

Griffiths called for ending wars and conflicts as we know them, stopping the outbreak of new conflicts, and directly addressing climate change.

Kingdom support

 

After that, His Highness, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, delivered a speech in which he praised the Kingdom’s continuous role in supporting humanitarian work.

 

He pointed out that the volume of aid provided by the Kingdom amounted to 95 billion US dollars, from which 160 countries around the world benefited over 7 decades.

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