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Saudi Arabia donates dates to Bangladeshi school children

  • Published at 08:45 pm July 11th, 2019
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Each child received two kg of dates as take-home rations through WFP’s School Meals Programme

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated 300 metric tons of dates to support school children and their families in Bangladesh.

The contribution was acknowledged at a handover ceremony, attended by Mohamed Askar of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre (KSRelief) and Alpha Bah, World Food Programme (WFP) Deputy Country Director in Bangladesh at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in this week.

The distribution started during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) distributed the dates to 1,50,000 children across seven sub-districts in Barguna, Cox’s Bazar and Jamalpur districts. 

Each child received two kg of dates as take-home rations through WFP’s School Meals Programme.

"KSrelief distributes thousands of tons of dates each year to countries around the world, as part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ‘Gift of Dates’ program," said Dr. Abdallah Al-Rabeeah, Advisor to the Royal Court, and Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center.

He also said that the partnership between KSrelief and WFP is crucial in the field of humanitarian action to fight hunger and provide emergency food assistance that is set to improve the nutritional status of beneficiaries.

Bah said: “The dates are a special, nutritious treat for the students and their families in some of the poorest regions of Bangladesh.

It is especially wonderful to receive this support during the fasting month, and we look forward to continuing our strong partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a long history of supporting WFP in Bangladesh and worldwide, including a contribution of $970,000 last year in support of the Rohingya refugee response in Cox’s Bazar.

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