The government of Saudi Arabia has donated 120 tones of relief food to be distributed to refugee in Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps.
Receiving the donation which was made through the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Kenya World Food Programme Senior Deputy Country Director Brenda Behan urged other countries to emulate the gesture and assist the displaced with relief food and also help them return to their homes.
The food donated to the World Food Programme will mainly help in alleviating the food crisis in the camps after a number of agencies pulled out citing security concerns.
Saudi Arabia’s Charge De, Affaires Abdullah Masoud Al- Qahatani said King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre which made the donation has large network across the world and will partner with WFP to assist the refugees.
Al- Qahatani said Saudi’s government is committed to assisting the refuges not only with food but also to ensure that they return to their homes and lead normal lives.
WFP Senior Deputy Country Director Brenda Behan said the donation will mainly go to children and mothers who are mostly affected by malnutrition.
She urged other countries to emulate King Salman Humanitarian Aid and assist the refugees not only aid but also advocated for the right of refugees in a bid to a send them back to their countries.