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Saudi Arabian Humanitarian Aid in Crises Management Periods

DOI: 10.4236/ojps.2017.73031, PP. 380-393

Keywords: Humanitarian Aid, Kingdom of Humanity, Crises Management, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Top 20 Governments and United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

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Saudi Arabia is among the first countries in the world to develop global programs for providing humanitarian aid of relief to communities stricken by natural and manmade disasters or regions severely impacted by catastrophic wars. The government of Saudi Arabia provides such humanitarian aid through the auspices of the United Nations and other official organizations such as the World Bank and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The Saudi humanitarian support is not limited only to Arab and Muslim countries, but is extended internationally regardless of nationality and cultural differences. Saudi Arabia does not merely provide humanitarian aid for recovery from natural disasters, but also supplies donations in the form of cash or developing projects to developing countries, impacted by critical disasters such as drought and poverty. Saudi Arabia performs or provides free medical assistance for children in various parts of the world and has earned the characterization “Kingdom of Humanity” due to these initiatives. The present study summarizes the contributions of Saudi Arabia to humanitarian relief.The study entailed the use of available data collected from various sources that have been used in former research for the period of (2005-2015).

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