Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, praised the role of Saudi Arabia and its humanitarian organizations in the field of charitable and humanitarian work.
He expressed his “deep gratitude for strategic collaboration that makes a difference in the lives of thousands of forcibly displaced families, in light of daily growing requirements and long-term humanitarian challenges.”
Sultan Al-Murshed, the CEO of SFD, spoke about Saudi Arabia’s efforts in support of the Commission’s projects aimed at servicing humanitarian issues, emphasizing the depth of the partnership between the Commission and the Fund.
“Today, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the strategic partnership between the Saudi Fund for Development and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, during which we were able to implement 17 programs worth $78 million, benefiting over 5 million people in seven countries around the world,” he said.
“Saudi Arabia has a proven track record in humanitarian and development help through the Saudi Fund for Development, in supporting several humanitarian and development programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan,” he added.