Support puts Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on the path to immunise a further 300 million children and save up to 6 million more lives
Berlin, 27 January 2015 – Hundreds of millions of children living in the world’s poorest countries will receive life-saving vaccines as a result of record-breaking financial commitments made today at the Gavi Pledging Conference, hosted in Berlin by German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Saudi National Campaign to Support the Brothers in Syria yesterday distributed the 32nd shipment of winter relief supplies to 1,000 Syrian refugee families in Sir Al-Dhinyah area in northern Lebanon. Walid Al-Jalal, director of the campaign in Lebanon, said that the campaign has distributed 48,000 winter items, including blankets, and children’s winter clothes, to 1,000 families.
In response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation and suffering in Syria due to the winter storms are sweeping through Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, and in line with directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior and General Supervisor of the Saudi National Campaign to Support the Brothers in Syria, has directed the establishment of an urgent land relief bridge to transfer in-kind donations which were donated by Saudi citizens to Syrian refugees inside Syria and in neighboring countries.
The Saudi National Campaign to Support the Brothers in Syria has dispatched its 18th convoy of urgent winter relief materials to Daraa Governorate in southwestern Syria, north of the border with Jordan.
A shipment of 30 tons of Saudi medical supplies for the Gaza Strip arrived in at Rafah Port today. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Egyptian Red Crescent Society in Sinai, Maj. Gen. Jaber Al-Arabi, said that his group is coordinating with the Palestinian Red Crescent to distribute the Saudi aid to hospitals and medical centers in Gaza Strip.
GENEVA (15 January 2015) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday appealed to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to halt the punishment of Raef Badawi, who was publicly flogged 50 times last Friday and is reportedly due to be flogged again tomorrow and every Friday until his sentence of 1,000 lashes has been fully carried out.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) praised Saudi Arabia for its $500 million donation to help displaced Iraqis. IOM Spokesman Joel Millman said IOM distributed the first winterized non-food item (NFI) kits to 980 families in Anbar province between Dec. 24 and 27 to 980 displaced families. The NFI kits were funded by Saudi Arabia, which has pledged $500 million to UN agencies towards alleviating the conditions of the 2.1 million Iraqis displaced by the recent crisis.
The Saudi National Campaign to Support the Syrian Brothers continued the distribution of winter aid supplies to Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Dr. Badr bin Abdulrahman Al-Samhan, regional director of the campaign, announced today that the campaign has distributed 70,000 blankets, 150,000 children blankets, 70,000 children winter coats, and 233,000 hats in Al-Batron camp in northern Lebanon.
In implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior and General Supervisor of the National Campaign to Support Syrian Brothers approved an emergency $2.4 million heating fuel project for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The project is part of a SR 53 million ($14.1 million) winter supply projects for Syrian refugees.
Since July 2012, the campaign has provided SR 667,810,171 ($178 million) in relief supplies for Syrian refugees.
The Saudi Fund for Development has deposited its share of support for the Palestinian Authority’s budget. Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Abdulaziz Kattan reported today that the Kingdom has transferred its payments for October, November and December 2014, totaling $60 million, to Palestinian National Authority. Since January 2013, the Kingdom has increased its monthly support of the Palestinian Authority from $14 million to $20 million.
General Situation during December 2014 Forecast until mid-February 2015
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Sunday 12/21/2014 - 13:43 GMT
A teenager was accidentally killed during a Saudi raid against "terrorists" in a town populated by minority Shiites, residents of the area said on Sunday.
The interior ministry said it killed four militants during Saturday's operation in Awamiya town to arrest the suspects who shot dead a soldier a week earlier.
But residents gave the toll as five and said they included a youth aged 16 or 17.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania will succeed Anthony Banbury as Special Representative and Head of UNMEER in early January.
Community resistance continues to be experienced in many regions of Guinea.
18,118 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been reported in the three most affected countries, where there have been 6,533 reported deaths.
Swarms laying eggs on Red Sea coast in Sudan
During the first week of December, groups of adults and swarms were seen laying eggs on the Red Sea coast of Sudan near Port Sudan, Suakin and in the Tokar Delta. Groups of adults were also present along the central coastal plains between Port Sudan and Tokar and on the southern coastal plains near Aiterba and Karora, close to the border of Eritrea. Control operations treated 7,000 ha during the first week of the month, of which 6,200 ha were by air.
Saudi Arabia has pledged one million dollar to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in recognition of its sincere humanitarian efforts to assist refugees around the world, Ambassador Faisal bin Trad, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, announced at the UNHCR Pledging Conference in Geneva Dec. 9.
Ambassador bin Trad stressed the Kingdom's continuing support for the UNHCR efforts and noted that over the past three decades, Saudi Arabia has provided over $110 billion in assistance to more than 90 countries.
USD 35 Million grant The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdallah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia
JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, December 11, 2014/ -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdallah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has extended a grant of US$35 million to help fight Ebola in West Africa.
December 10, 2014
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz contributed $104 million to the World Food Program (WFP) to help meet an urgent need for funding to continue food distribution to millions of refugees sheltering in countries neighboring Syria, in Ethiopia and in Kenya.
“The contribution to the World Food Program reflects King Abdullah's desire to help those in need, regardless of religion, sect or ethnicity,” said Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a generous and timely contribution of US$104 million to assist refugees sheltering in countries neighbouring Syria, in Ethiopia and in Kenya, provided by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
ROME – Following an unprecedented social media campaign, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the tally of contributions by government donors towards the reinstatement of food assistance to nearly 1.7 million Syrian refugees.
Thanks to substantial support from government partners in donor countries, a total of US$88.4 million has been raised to date. As this exceeds the goal of US$64 million required to fund the refugee programme in December, it allows WFP to cover some of the refugees’ food needs in January.
On 30 June 2014, the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced an extraordinary contribution of US$500 million to the United Nations (UN) to scale up operations and provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Iraq. This is the largest single contribution of its kind for UN humanitarian operations.