Tawoos: 1,500,000 beneficiaries of emergency cash transfer assistance
Secretary General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdul Mohsen Tawoos, confirmed that the launch of the ninth session of the World Bank-funded Emergency Cash Transfer Project through UNICEF, which was disbursed through Al Amal Microfinance Bank and Al-Karimi Bank, is part of the Supreme Council’s efforts to alleviate the suffering of citizens.
The beneficiaries of emergency cash transfers funded by the World Bank and UNICEF are 1.5 million, he said.
He pointed out that the ninth round of the cash transfer project covers all provinces of the Republic, as well as those with special needs through facilitating the Supreme Council of Field Teams for the home delivery of homes for the elderly and disabled and the exchange through fixed centers for exchange agents and mobile sought by 1,600 locations, explaining that the total amount allocated for this session amounts to approximately 34 billion riyals.
According to the information, the percentage of beneficiary families receiving cash assistance is estimated at 60% of the beneficiaries, or 800,000 beneficiaries in all provinces, so far, and work is still under way to disburse the remaining beneficiaries.
In the ninth round of exchange, the Supreme Council was able to meet with UNICEF by an estimated 55% increase in benefits to beneficiaries, in addition to the 45% added in the eighth cycle as additional assistance to beneficiaries to meet the needs of Corona (Covid-19) to improve their living situation.
Deputy Prime Minister for Services and Development Dr. Hussein Maqboi, along with Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Obaid Salem Bin Dabaa and Head of the Department of International Cooperation of the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs, Mana’a al-Asal, inaugurated the ninth round of the UNICEF-funded Emergency Cash Transfer Project and the World Bank through Al Amal Bank and The Karimi Islamic Bank.