The CEO of the NWC, Dr. Lo'ay bin Ahmed Al-Musallam, praised King Salman bin Abdulaziz’s decision to establish a permanent center for Relief and Humanitarian work. Though the center will be an independent legal entity, the King demonstrated his support by allocating SAR 2 billion to the center for activities and initiatives that support humanitarian relief work worldwide.
Charity is a key principle in Islamic religion, and the Kingdom’s support of this center is evidence of the leadership’s interest in promoting Islamic values and serving humanity. The center will be a unique model for humanitarian efforts with a focus on sustainable initiatives around the globe.
According to statistics published by the United Nations, KSA is at the top of the list of donor countries who finance humanitarian relief. Donations and subsidies represent 6% of the Kingdom’s national expenditure, compared to just 5.1% for most other rich industrial countries.