King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) and UNICEF Strengthen Long-Standing Commitment with Renewed Agreement to increase humanitarian action and response for children

22 September 2023
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RIYADH, 22 September 2023 – Embarking on a renewed chapter of collaboration, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) and UNICEF today announced the continuation of their joint cooperation programme agreement. This move builds on a solid foundation of initiatives that have channelled significant resources towards alleviating crises and ensuring child welfare globally.

This renewal comes at a crucial time, especially in light of their recent combined pledge of US$3.5 million aimed at providing nutrition and water, sanitation, and hygiene relief for earthquake-affected vulnerable children and families in Syria.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through KSrelief, is always keen to establish strategic cooperation with its partners, especially with UNICEF. This partnership aims to continue to reach vulnerable and disadvantaged children and their families through UNICEF programmes” said H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre.

"UNICEF is grateful for our partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and KSrelief, which has helped us to reach millions of children in need,” said UNICEF Executive Director, Catherine Russell. “Through this cooperation framework, our organizations will continue to collaborate in humanitarian action, knowledge sharing, capacity building, innovation and support for the volunteering programme.”

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Note to Editors: 

Since 2018, KSrelief has channelled nearly $310 million towards initiatives in partnership with UNICEF 

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