Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, said the kingdom ranked as the third country worldwide in terms of providing humanitarian relief and development assistance, having provided over the past four decades about $139bln in aid.
“Saudi Arabia deals with this issue based on the principles of the Islamic religion, which calls for Islam and peace and it is keen to help the needy.
And as an extension of its role in this field since it was founded by King Abdul Aziz bin Saud may God have mercy on him, the kingdom has been keen to establish the humanitarian rules, to an extent that Saudi Arabia has become ranked third among the nations of the world today in terms of the amount of aid and humanitarian relief and development.
The aid provided by the Kingdom during the past four decades, reached about US $ 139 billion in total. And in accordance with the care of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, may God protect him on uniting the kingdoms efforts of relief and humanitarian work to support the needy countries King Salman Center for Relief and humanitarian action was established to reflect the bright humanitarian role of the of kingdom in the world.
...Ladies and gentlemen, since the outbreak of the crisis in Syria, Saudi Arabia has been at the forefront of countries supporting the Syrian people, alleviating human suffering, and has received nearly two-and-a-half million Syrian citizens.
And Saudi Arabia was careful not to treat them as refugees, or put them in refugee camps, to preserve their dignity and integrity and give them the complete freedom of movement granted to those who wanted to stay."