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United Nations : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday thanked Saudi Arabia for donating $500 million to support the UN's humanitarian aid effort in Iraq.
"The secretary-general expresses deep gratitude to Saudi Arabia for their generosity in contributing $500 million to the UN for life-saving humanitarian assistance to people in Iraq," Xinhua quoted a statement issued by Ban's spokesperson as saying.
It said the secretary-general "welcomes the timely funding, which will enable the UN and its partners to support the millions of Iraqi men, women and children whose lives have been torn apart by the conflict".
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Tuesday ordered the grant of $500 million as humanitarian aid for the people of Iraq affected by the ongoing violence.
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