Global experts to attend humanitarian forum in Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh, Feb 16 (IANS/WAM) Global experts are slated to attend the first Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum here on February 26 and 27.

Organised by the King Salman Humanitarian and Relief Centre (KSrelief), the forum is the first of its kind to take place in the country, building on previous global humanitarian events to address changes to the humanitarian landscape and to formulate new practical and efficient responses which reflect the changing needs on the ground.

Bringing together professionals and key decision-makers from across the international humanitarian community, the two-day forum will be attended by high level global representatives from the UN, international and domestic NGOs.

Abdullah Al Rabeeah, advisor, Royal Court and Supervisor General of KSrelief, said on Thursday: “Historically, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken on a pioneering humanitarian role in serving the international community around the world…

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“KSrelief has implemented 328 projects in 38 countries; the majority of our programmes have focused on Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Somalia. KSrelief’s 119 humanitarian partners include UN member agencies as well as many other international and national NGOs.”

–IANS/WAM

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