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a lay making a mat from grasses
Nigerian refugee Zeinabu Issufa, 63, weaves a straw mat in Chadakori “village of opportunity” near Maradi in southern Niger, where refugees are being relocated to ensure their safety and ease pressure on host communities in the border area.   © UNHCR/Colin Delfosse

Saudi Arabia continues to expand and reinforce its well-established partnership with UNHCR, providing contributions that enable UNHCR to protect, assist, and seek solutions for refugees, IDPs and returnees.

Funding from Saudi Arabia supports vital UNHCR programs, including health, education, shelter, water and sanitation, infrastructure, basic needs, cash assistance, livelihoods, and protection. 

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Saudi Arabia, including the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief), the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), is among the top 20 government donors to UNHCR globally.

Saudi contributions have enabled a continued humanitarian response in the Middle East and other regions, particularly to those affected by the Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan crises.

As a supporter of UNHCR, Saudi Arabia also encourages a focus on strengthening partnerships, particularly public-private collaboration, that will benefit refugees and other people of concern. UNHCR has had a presence in Saudi Arabia since 1987. 

Total contributions in 2023 to date