(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, May 25 (KUNA) -- Gulf countries' contribution to humanitarian and developmental aid to Arab countries amounted to 97 percent of total Arab contributions, reported Arab Planning Institute (API) General Director, Dr. Bader Malallah.
This was said on Thursday during Malallah's speech at the donating organizations seventh conference and award, organized by Regional Network for Social Responsibility, in cooperation with API.
This particular conference handles most prominent issues facing donating organizations and underscored importance of adopting institutional charity and its instruments in recognizing needs of developing communities.
As for UN Secretary General Special Adviser Ahmad Al-Muraikhi, he stated that innumerable initiatives were adopted to achieve 2030 sustainable development goals.
This year hit a record of relief requests, expounded Al-Muraikhi saying that number of people in need reached 339 million people across 69 countries, a 65 million person increase compared to the previous year, and estimated cost is at USD 51.5 billion, a 25 percent jump.
Chief of board of directors at Salam charity, Nabeel Al-Oun spoke of the need for a program aimed at developing strategy, increasing efficiency and investing resource.
He also highlighted role of International Islamic Charity Organization on developing donation processes.
The regional network's chief Yousef Abdulghaffar underlined the hurdles facing donating organizations including conflicts and societal instability, stating that they are in need for improvement to keep up with demands.
The conference discussed a number of axes relating to developing, raising capacity and easing the work of donating organizations. (end)
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