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Saudi Arabia provided $2 billion to enhance food security in 58 countries

Saudi Arabia announced that it has provided through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) nearly $2 billion to enhance food security and nutrition in 58 countries in need.

Saudi Arabia calls on the UN to find accurate, impartial and transparent mechanisms to monitor the implementation of humanitarian actions.

The Saudi Press Agency “SPA” reported that the amount provided contributed to the implementation of 631 projects aimed at securing and distributing thousands of tons of food baskets, dates, and sacrificial meat. It also included operating bakeries, providing nutritional needs for children mothers and providing agricultural aid, benefiting millions of needy, displaced people and refugees in those countries.

Yemen is top recipient of Saudi Arabia’s aid

The agency continued, “Brotherly Yemen received the largest share of the KSRelief’s humanitarian projects in the food security and nutrition sectors, with 125 projects that covered all Yemeni governorates without any discrimination, with a value of more than $1.5 billion. Yemen included contributions of $244 million made during the current year 2021 AD through the program World Food Program, targeting more than 13 million beneficiaries per month from the most vulnerable groups.

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