Saudi Arabia donates $1 Mln. for Rohingya Muslims pledges millions
(RTTNews) – Saudi Arabia has donated $1 million to support rehabilitation programs of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State.
The Saudi Ambassador to Myanmar met the UNHCR official at his office in Yangon on Monday and handed over a check for $1 million to support the programs aimed at education and health of the Rohingya Muslims who were attacked by Buddhists resulting in several deaths and torching of their settlements.
The Saudi envoy and the UNHCR official discussed measures to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims and the Kingdom’s efforts to alleviate their sufferings.
The UNHCR official appreciated the generous support and referred to a recent order by King Abdullah to provide assistance worth $50 million to Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Arab media reports said on Tuesday.