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MOU between Saudi Arabia and UN High Commissioner for Refugees to assist displaced in Syria signed

The Saudi Fund for Development, a lending arm of the government of the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR), signed a cooperation agreement under which Saudi
Arabia will provide US $ 5 million to improve the housing conditions of
displaced in Syria.

The MOU was co-signed by the Vice President and Managing Director of
the Saudi Fund for Development Khalid bin Sulaiman Al Khudairi and the
Regional Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States Khalid Khalifa.

The contribution comes from the government of Saudi Arabia at a time
when the Syrian crisis entered its eighth year, which forced more than
6.6 million Syrians to leave their homes and property and to move to
other areas more secure "inside their homeland in addition to pushing
about 5.6 million Syrians to resort to neighboring countries, Living in
dire need of help and assistance.

This cooperation from the Saudi Fund for Development will enable
UNHCR to provide substantial and vital support for displaced Syrians
through the rehabilitation of housing for 13,210 families.

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