Saudi Arabia hosts 260,000 Rohingya refugees at a cost of $2.25 billion: official

New York – Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeh, a consultant to the Royal Court and general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), said Saudi Arabia has hosted more than 260,000 Rohingya refugees since the conflict in Myanmar began. Addressing a high-level session on the Rohingya minority crisis, he said, “The government has so far spent 2.25 billion dollars to provide them with public health care, provide education to their children and create employment opportunities for them. United Nations headquarters in New York on Saturday.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid and others participated in the UN General Assembly session. Dr. Al-Rabeeh expressed his gratitude to the organizers for inviting Saudi Arabia to participate in the event.

He stressed that Saudi Arabia always stands firmly with the international community and refuses to take away the rights of the Rohingya minority. “Saudi Arabia has also been implementing 43 projects worth $186 million over the past few years in support of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and other countries in the areas of emergency relief response, education, shelter and health. Out of 43 projects, KSRelief implemented 25 projects with a budget of over $26 million and it is currently implementing other projects,” he said.

In cooperation with the international community, Dr. Al-Rabia stressed that the Kingdom will continue to support Rohingyas to ensure their rights to live in peace and dignity in their homeland and support refugees in Bangladesh. . He expressed the Kingdom’s gratitude and appreciation for Bangladesh’s generosity in hosting a large number of Rohingya refugees.

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