News: Saudi Arabia becomes major UN donor

The UN appealed for US$755 million to cover the high costs of food and fuel which have risen dramatically since June 2007, hampering the world's most vulnerable nations in the global food crisis.

31 countries responded in donating a collective US$460 million. Saudi Arabia now close the gap with a US$500 million donation.

The half-billion dollar contribution puts the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the forefront of the large-scale, high-level, multilateral UN action by the global community. (Full)

Picture courtesy Tom Haskell/WFP


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