Saudi Arabia is top donor

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabia topped the world’s charitable contributions to fund humanitarian relief operations in 2008, according to a UN report.

A statement from the Saudi embassy here quoted the report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva saying that Saudi Arabia was the top donor in the world in financing humanitarian aid. The contribution amounted to the ratio 0.1925 of its GDP.

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