RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND), has approved 10 projects, in line with the United Nations 2030 sustainable development goals (SDG’s), including a micro-finance bank in Yemen, to ease the suffering of displacement, due to the crisis there.

The projects also include support for Rohingya families, currently living as refugees in neighbouring Bangladesh, in response to calls made by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

The 10 programmes meet AGFUND’s objectives and standards, which go in line with the SDG’s.

These include empowering physically abused women, educating mothers and their children, supporting people with special needs and boosting the role of NGO’s in achieving development.

The projects are to be carried out through cooperation with several regional and international agencies and bodies.

These include, the UNHCR and International Labour Organisation (ILO), International Training Centre.

Also, regional bodies like the Arab Council for Childhood and Development, Arab NGO for Development, Centre of Arab Women for Training and Research, the Yemen-based Al-Amal Micro-finance Bank, the Saudi National Family Safety Programme and its Child Care Association, among others.




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