Saudi Arabia continues humanitarian work in parts of Yemen

Time: 23 March, 2020

Saudi Arabia has been ranked a global fifth, and first in the Arab world, for its provision of humanitarian aid. (SPA)
  • During the past week, 3,006 people benefited from the health services provided by the center

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center is carrying out water and sanitation projects in the Khokha district of Yemen’s Hodeidah governorate.
The center supplied the area with 301,000 liters of drinking water between March 13 and 19.
It also conducted fumigation campaigns to combat diseases.
KSRelief mobile nutritional medical clinics provided services in Al-Khawkhah district of Hodeidah in partnership with the Taibah Foundation for Development. During the past week, 3,006 people benefited from the health services provided by the center.
Saudi Arabia has been ranked a global fifth, and first in the Arab world, for its provision of humanitarian aid.
Since its inception in 2015, KSRelief has implemented 432 projects in Yemen at a total cost of $2.96 billion.
KSRelief provides urgent treatment for wounded and injured Yemenis in their country, and those for whom treatment is not possible in Yemen are transferred to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region.
According to a report issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Kingdom remained the chief supporter of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) 2019, which is estimated to be $4.19 billion.

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Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian agency assesses Yemen’s health needs vs coronavirus

Time: 22 March, 2020

They discussed KSRelief’s ability to help Yemen face the virus by providing medicines. (SPA)
  • Saudi Arabia has been ranked a global fifth, and first in the Arab world, for its provision of humanitarian aid

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) held a meeting to assess Yemen’s health needs to confront coronavirus. The meeting included KSRelief representatives, Yemeni Minister of Public Health and Population Dr. Nasser Ba’oom, a representative of Yemen’s High Relief Committee, and the World Health Organization’s representative in the Gulf Cooperation Council.
They discussed KSRelief’s ability to help Yemen face the virus by providing medicines, medical devices and equipment, and preventive supplies by land, sea and air.
Ba’oom expressed his country’s gratitude for the Kingdom’s continuous support to Yemen’s government and people, and for KSRelief’s relief and development efforts.
The meeting came within the framework of King Salman’s directives to KSRelief to assess the health situation in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia has been ranked a global fifth, and first in the Arab world, for its provision of humanitarian aid.
KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said the rankings were a result of the unlimited backing by the king and the crown prince for support initiatives around the world.
Since its inception in 2015, KSRelief has implemented 432 projects in Yemen at a total cost of $2.96 billion.

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KSrelief’s MASAM Demining Program Continues in Yemen

Time: 22 March, 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: During the third week of March 2020, MASAM project teams in Yemen from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) deactivated a total of 2,257 explosive devices, including 4 antipersonnel mines, 321 anti-vehicle mines, two improvised explosive devices and 1,930 pieces of unexploded ordnance. Since the project began in June of 2018, MASAM teams have deactivated more than 154,240 devices.

The MASAM project focuses on demining activities and training Yemeni cadres to carry on this project themselves in the longer term.

During the ongoing conflict in Yemen, Houthi militia groups have deployed more than a million explosive devices in populated areas throughout the country. These devices have killed and seriously injured many innocent civilians, and remain a serious threat to the safety and security of Yemen.

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KSrelief Distributes Ongoing Aid to Yemenis in Need

Time: 22 March, 2020

YEMEN: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) continues to distribute humanitarian aid to support people in need throughout Yemen; comprehensive ongoing assistance is delivered to targeted beneficiaries in cooperation with the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief. Recent aid was provided as follows:

22 March 2020: 150 tents, 300 rugs and 600 blankets to 150 IDP families who fled Al Jawf to Ma’rib’s Al Wadi district.

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KSrelief Continues to Support Hajjah Health Center

Time: 22 March, 2020

HAJJAH, YEMEN: The Al Ja’dah Health Center in Yemen’s Hajjah governorate continues to provide comprehensive health care services to area residents. The facility is supported by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) in partnership with the Taybah Foundation for Development.

From 12 – 18 March 2020, the clinics provided treatment as follows: 699 patients in the ER, 320 in internal medicine, 81 in injury treatment, 75 in reproductive health, 616 in nursing services and 483 in the clinics for epidemic diseases. There were 7 waste disposal activities, 8 patients received blood transfusion, and 25 utilized the medical referral system.

The clinic dispensed prescriptions for 1,588 patients and provided lab testing services for 627 patients. The health awareness-raising and education department saw 1,893 people.

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KSrelief Assesses Health Needs for Combatting COVID-19 in Yemen

Time: 21 March, 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: A team from King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) recently held a meeting with the Yemen’s Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr. Nasser Baoom, a representative from the Yemeni High Relief Committee and a representative from WHO to the GCC to assess actions needed to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

The officials discussed what was needed to support Yemen’s health sector in its actions to combat the spread of the virus and treat emerging cases. KSrelief and the other attendees discussed how the center and other aid partners could provide tools for Yemen to face the virus, including the provision of medicines, medical equipment, and protection supplies. The aid may be delivered to Yemen by land, sea and air transportation methods.

Participants also talked about an executive project proposal with the World Health Organization to secure epidemiological surveillance devices, support laboratories and quarantine facilities, and prepare and train cadres on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Yemen.

The Yemeni Minister expressed his gratitude for KSrelief’s generous, ongoing support, adding that the center has provided extensive assistance to all sectors in Yemen to alleviate the suffering of all in need.

The meeting was held according to directives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s leadership for KSrelief to assess the health situation in Yemen and provide support for combatting the virus in Yemen.

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KSrelief Supplies Tents to Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization

Time: 20 March, 2020

AMMAN, JORDAN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) recently provided 390 tents to the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) – part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s support to Jordan to combat COVID-19 in the country.

JHCO is one of the KSrelief’s most important humanitarian partners in implementing relief projects in Jordan and Palestine.

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Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah Lauds Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, on Kingdom’s COVID-19 Protection Measures

Time: 20 March, 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, expressed his support and appreciation for a speech given recently by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz to show the Kingdom’s high level of caring for the wellbeing of all citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia during the recent global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Al Rabeeah affirmed in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency, continues to take all possible precautionary measures to combat this pandemic and limit its effects on the population. The strong spirit of the people will also help the country to face this and all other challenges now and in the future, he added.

The Supervisor General also pointed out that the leadership’s directives during this crisis are creating a platform across all sectors to provide everything necessary to overcome the effects of the global spread of COVID-19, adding that the Saudi government is continuously following up on all aspects of the situation and taking appropriate, proactive preventive measures to safeguard lives and lessen the effects of the virus on the country.

Dr. Al Rabeeah affirmed that, with the support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and close monitoring by HRH the Crown Prince, KSrelief continues to perform its humanitarian role and deliver aid to vulnerable countries affected by this serious disease, adding that most of these already were already facing a great number of humanitarian needs before the start of the pandemic. He concluded his statement by wishing good health and wellbeing to all during this challenging time.

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KSrelief’s Artificial Limbs Centers Provide Patients with Expert Care and Hope for the Future

Time: 18 March, 2020

ADEN, YEMEN: Artificial Limbs Centers established and supported by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) provide vital services to amputees and disabled patients throughout Yemen. The centers, which include locations in Taiz, Ma’rib and Aden, provide a wide range of services to amputees and others with physical challenges; services include the manufacturing and fitting of prosthetic limbs, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and specialized treatment for congenital conditions and other disabilites.

Below are the stories of just a few of the people whose lives have been changed by these centers of caring:

Ehab was born with a condition commonly known as “dwarfism”, which is defined as “short stature resulting from a genetic or medical condition”. His mother explained that by the time Ehab was in the second year of high school, his condition was a major obstacle to his mobility and ability to function. Even his 17 kilograms of body weight was too much for Ehab’s legs to carry him; he couldn’t climb stairs navigate on his own over the rugged terrain near his home. With all of these challenges, Ehab’s dream of completing his education seemed impossible.

Then, his mother found out about KSrelief’s Artificial Limbs Center in Taiz, which offers extensive physical rehabilitation services for the disabled. Hoping to improve the ability of his lower limbs to carry his body, Ehab began a course of physical therapy to help strengthen his body and improve his mobility. With the help of the center, he hopes to someday be able to move more easily, complete his education and go on to fulfill his dreams for the future.

Meshaal is a 20-month old boy who lives with his family in the Taiz governorate. The toddler was born with a congenital abnormality in the knee in his left leg, a condition his mother sought to hide from others, even though his condition was getting progressively worse over time. Meshaal’s mother was avoiding visiting others, and whenever anyone came to visit at home, she tried to hide his abnormality to protect her son from the negative opinions of others.

After taking Meshaal to many doctors, she was urged to take her son to KSrelief’s Artificial Limbs Center in the Ma’rib governorate. When she and Meshaal arrived at the center, they were greeted warmly, and she was impressed with the facilities available to help her son. Although before she came to the center she’d been afraid that her son would never be able to walk, Meshaal’s mother was delighted to learn that he would fully recover and live a normal, healthy life.

The expert staff at the center took measurements of Meshaal’s leg to create custom prosthetic splints to begin his treatment, and the technical team reassured the mother that correction of her son’s condition was only a matter of time. She now hopes that everyone suffering from a disability can reach the state of hopefulness and joy her family found at KSrelief’s Artificial Limbs Center, and is so grateful for the center’s high level of care and compassion for her son.

While Muhammad Ali Balghith was trying to save a wounded person in the town of Hayran in the Al Hudaydah Governorate, he was shot in the left leg. “I underwent treatment at the hospital for 6 months,” the 25-year-old reported, “before the doctors made the difficult decision to amputate my leg just below the knee. My hope for a normal life was immediately gone, since I was then unable to walk.”

The doctors referred Muhammed to KSrelief’s Artificial Limbs Center, and he arrived there both sad and heartbroken. Right away, the center’s trained experts began to take his measurements and start working on making him a prosthetic leg. Once the limb was ready, Muhammed was taught how to use it, and after a period of training and rehabilitation, he was very happy with the results. “I began to feel comfortable,” he said, “and the joy of life came back to me! Finally, I was able to walk easily.”

The Yemeni artist Ali Al Khayyat visited the Artificial Limbs Center in Ma’rib to find out how his wife could receive treatment for her hand. “The way the staff treated us and welcomed us to the center was very special, polite and heartwarming,” he said. “My wife was examined with a great care and given all needed attention.”

Mr. Al Khayyat added that all of the patients at the center received the same kind of treatment, adding that he believed the facility was of great value to all of its patients and their families, helping injured and disabled Yemenis live their lives fully in a way they might only have dreamed about before. He added his appreciation for everything KSrelief was doing to alleviate the suffering of all Yemenis during the ongoing humanitarian crisis in their country.

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KSrelief Distributes Ongoing Aid to Yemenis in Need

Time: 18 March, 2020

YEMEN: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) continues to distribute humanitarian aid to support people in need throughout Yemen; comprehensive, ongoing assistance is delivered to targeted beneficiaries in cooperation with the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief. Recent aid was provided as follows:

18 March 2020: 50 tents and 200 blankets for 50 IDP families in the Al Meel and Al Rawda areas of Ma’rib.

19 March 2020: 152 tents and 608 blankets for 152 IDP families who fled Al Jawf to the Al Khir camp in Ma’rib. 3,000 boxes of dates were also handed out to provide nutritional assistance to 18,000 people in the Al Ghaydah district of Al Mahrah.

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