Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, has been awarded with an appreciation certificate and trophy by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Alwaleed Philanthropies was honoured for its continuous support to Syrian refugees.
Khaled Khalifa, regional representative to the GCC countries presented Prince Alwaleed with the trophy and certificate for Alwaleed Philanthropies’ commitment to providing vital aid during disasters and supporting war victims through difficult times. The award was presented on January 2 at the foundation’s headquarters in Riyadh.
Donations included food, shelter, education and medical services depending on the need. Attending the award ceremony from Alwaleed Philanthropies was Princess Lamia bint Majed Alsaud, secretary general, and Nauf Al Rawaf, executive manager of Global Initiatives. Also attending from the UNHCR was Amal AlAmri, private sector partnerships officer.
Alwaleed Philanthropies has been involved in providing support to Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDP) at the very start of the crisis in 2011. The disaster relief efforts were provided in collaboration with ‘Nulabi Al-Neda’, Regional Food Bank and Save the Children. Thereafter, Alwaleed Philanthropies provided aid for the purpose of saving lives during severe winter conditions that struck refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. Additional to food and shelter, medical services were provided in order to prevent the spread of disease and epidemics.
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