Saudi Arabia will give Niger $2 million in humanitarian financial assistance, reports Undersecretary of the Foreign Minister for Economic and Cultural Affairs Yousef bin Tarrad Al-Sadoon. The money will be used to aid development projects in Niger. Undersecretary Al-Saddoon stated that Saudi Arabia is aware of the difficulties facing Niger due to its geographical location and limited economic resources.
Saudi Arabia has contributed $213 million in humanitarian aid to date. The Saudi Red Crescent Society has contributed by offering medical services amounting to over $1 million. The Saudi Development Fund has overseen the digging of wells and has aided in the process of rural development amounting to $79 million.
Undersecretary Al-Saddoon ended his speech at the Niger's Donor Conference by stating, "It is hoped that the conference will yield positive results and take decisions that help in realizing food security to Niger."