Saudi Arabia appeared to be a top global donor with $755bn

05:08 PM | 19 Jun, 2015
Saudi Arabia appeared to be a top global donor with $755bn
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ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - Saudi Arabia trebled its global humanitarian aid input to $755 billion, placing it among the

top 10 providers, a list traditionally dominated by Western nations, new figures showed.

The total aid figure hit a record $24.5 billion in 2014 boosted by a nearly $1 billion extra from Gulf countries, Arab News reported.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait more than doubled their combined contribution to United Nations appeals

in 2014, raising $1.6 billion, according to Development Initiatives, a specialist independent think tank.