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King Abdullah issues directive to provide Palestinian Health Ministry with $26.7 million

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has issued a directed to provide the Palestinian Ministry of Health with SR 100 million ($26.7 million), Acting Minister of Health Adel Faqih said in statement today. Minister Faqih said the royal directive allocated this amount to meet the shortage of medicines and urgent medical supplies for the treatment of wounded and injured people in light of the brutal Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: $500 million to respond to massive humanitarian crisis

A surge in violence between Government forces and armed groups has displaced an estimated 1.2 million Iraqis since January 2014. Violence has been most intense in Anbar Governorate in north-western Iraq, where approximately 550,000 people have been displaced by fighting centred on Fallujah and Ramadi.

In June armed groups took control of Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul and a string of other cities, leading to the displacement of over 650,000 people, many of whom fled with few or no resources.

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Saudi clinics treat 2,158 Syrians in Al-Zaatari camp in Jordan

A number of specialized Saudi clinics located in the Al-Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan have intensified their efforts to provide medical care for Syrian patients, as directed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. The Regional Director of the Saudi Campaign to Support the Brothers in Syria, Dr. Badr bin Abdulrahman Al-Samhan, said that the Saudi clinics have finished their 80th week of service at the Al-Zaatari camp by providing medical treatment to 2,185 Syrian patients.

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Saudi Arabia donates 200 million Saudi riyals to affected by the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip through the PRCS

(Al Bireh – 15/7/2014): The PRCS president, Dr. Younis Al Khatib, extends his appreciation and thanks to the kingdom of the Saudi Arabia represented by its king, government and people for their generous donation to the affected Palestinians in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli attacks.

Dr. Al Khatib added that the king and people of Saudi Arabia have been always supporting the Palestinians over the years particularly during Israeli attacks on the Palestinian people.

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Saudi Campaign for Syria continues provision of food and relief aid

The Saudi National Campaign to Support the Syrian Brothers has continued providing food and relief aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and neighboring countries, under the direct supervision of Minister of Interior Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, the General Supervisor of the Campaign. The most recent assistance included the distribution of Iftar (fast-breaking) meals, in addition to dates and other types of food. The number of people helped by this project has reached 10,000, in addition to those who benefitted from the Kingdom’s distribution of 7.5 tons of dates.

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Saudi Arabia donates more than 10 million polio vaccines to Pakistan

The Saudi Embassy in Islamabad delivered more than 10 million polio vaccines to Pakistani authorities today, as a gift from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to help the country’s anti-polio program. The ceremony was attended by Saudi Charge d’Affaires to Pakistan Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Khalidi and the Director of Pakistan’s National Vaccination Program, Dr. Ijaz Ahmed Khan. In a statement, Al-Khalidi said that the gift was donated to the Pakistani people under the royal directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.

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Saudi Arabia initiates medical, educational programs for displaced Syrians in Lebanon

Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior and General Supervisor of Saudi National Campaign to Support the Brothers in Syria has approved the implementation of a number of urgent projects for displaced Syrians in Lebanon. The projects include the establishment of a six month vocational project, in collaboration with Ibda'a Charitable Association in Lebanon; equipping a medical center run by the campaign to meet the medical needs of the displaced; providing daily bread for 2,000 Syrian families for six months; and covering the cost of 1,000 child births.

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750 Iftar food baskets distributed in Mali

Since the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), an affiliate of the Muslim World League, has begun implementation of its Iftar Project in Mali. On the first day of the initiative, 750 poor families were provided with 750 food baskets in four different areas located in the suburbs of the city of Bamako. The food baskets contained large quantities of rice, sugar, tea, oil and other supplies.

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Saudi King orders provision of 200 mln riyasl to Palestinians in Gaza

JEDDAH, July 13 (KUNA) -- Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Saturday instructed provision of 200 million riyals (USD 53 million) for the Palestinian Red Crescent in Gaza Strip, the Finance Minister announced.

The sum will be used to provide medicine and medical equipment for the treatment of Palestinian people who are injured by the Israeli bombardments on Gaza Strip, Ibrahim Al-Assaf said in a statement cited by the official SPA news agency.

Israeli warplanes have been bombing Gaza Strip for seven days now killing 167 people and injuring some 1,120 others. (end) nh.bs

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Iraq crisis: Saudi Arabian pledge drives dramatic funding shift

Since January this year, over 1.2 million people have been displaced in Iraq. Violent conflict, mainly between the Sunni militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and government forces, has created one of the world’s largest internally displaced populations. Sources predict that continued violence and fears of retaliation will lead to further displacement and escalating humanitarian needs.

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ROMENA: Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (30 June 2014) [EN/AR]

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.216 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 593 million, followed by Afghanistan with US$ 241 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 30.6% funded with a 69.4% shortfall.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.5 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.9 billion (30%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 4.6 billion (70%).

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Iraq IDP Crisis, 29 June - 5 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Displacement remains highly dynamic, with hourly changes on the location of displaced children and their families. Over the past week, the number of IDPs in Khanaqeen increased to 5,780 families, about 8,000 famlilies fled from Telafar to Sinjar and approximately 233 IDP families (1,560 individuals) are currently staying in Gwer, under dire humanitarian conditions.

• Camp settlements are planned or being established by the KRG in order to find medium-term solutions for the onging internal displacement.

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Desert Locust Bulletin No. 429 (3 July 2014) [EN/FR]

General Situation during June 2014 Forecast until mid-August 2014

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Saudi Arabia supports education and health for Palestine refugees

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), has donated US$ 89.5 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). On 30 June, two agreements, to support UNRWA projects in the West Bank and Gaza, were signed in Riyadh by SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director HE Eng. Yousef Al Bassam and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl.

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos statement on Iraq [EN/AR]

A contribution of $500 million by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will enable humanitarian agencies to rapidly scale up efforts and provide critical support.

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Iraq

The Secretary-General expresses deep gratitude to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their generosity in contributing US$500 million to the United Nations for life-saving humanitarian assistance to people in Iraq. The Secretary-General acknowledges the leadership and initiative of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Highness King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz.

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Yemen Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #4 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity in Abyan, Amran, and Shabwah governorates has triggered displacement and increased needs in affected areas.

  • More than half a million Yemeni migrant workers have returned from Saudi Arabia since April 2013.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) has provided an additional $11.7 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot (June 2014)

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Fishing families in Pakistan benefit from Saudi Fund and IFAD fortified partnership

Jeddah, 24 June 2014 - The Saudi Fund for Development and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) strengthened their partnership today to support a US$35.3 million project aimed at providing income-generating opportunities for women and men in coastal communities in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.