Saudi aid center launches ‘Learn and Contribute’ campaign

Time: 09 April 2021

KSrelief chief Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah on Thursday signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority. (SPA)

KSrelief ‘only safe bridge’ to aid people abroad
RIYADH: The supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, on Thursday inaugurated the “Learn and Contribute” campaign aimed at raising donations for needy people around the world.

He also signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA).

The inauguration was attended by Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, president of SDAIA, Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, and members of the Council of Senior Scholars through video conference.

Al-Rabeeah said that KSrelief is the sole entity to receive relief, charitable and humanitarian aid going abroad, whether from government or nongovernment donors.

This ensures accurate follow-up, and the highest governance and transparency standards to ensure the delivery of aid to those most in need.

KSrelief has carried out 1,556 relief projects worth more than $5 billion, benefitting more than 513 million people around the world. The projects were implemented by KSrelief directly or through its partners in targeted countries.

Al-Rabeeah said that the center is the only safe bridge to aid people abroad.

He added that donors have the right to define the projects they wish to carry out and the partners they trust. Donations are fully allocated to the determined project, without deducting any administrative fees.

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Saudi aid agency, UNICEF discuss joint projects in Yemen

01/03/21

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KSrelief sends 6th batch of Saudi medical aid to help Palestinians battle COVID pandemic

Time: 16 February 2021

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has delivered a sixth batch of medical aid to help limit the spread of COVID-19 to the Palestinian health ministry. (SPA)

Health Minister Mai Al-Kaila thanked Saudi king and crown prince for helping the Palestinian people
The shipment was organized in cooperation with the Jordanian Hashemite Charitable Organization

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has delivered a sixth batch of medical aid to the Palestinian health ministry.
The shipment, organized in cooperation with the Jordanian Hashemite Charitable Organization, included medicines, equipment and other medical supplies to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
It was delivered by six convoys to the ministry via the Palestinian embassy in the Jordanian capital Amman, Palestinian Health Minister Mai Al-Kaila said. She thanked the Kingdom for its support, and praised King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and KSrelief for their efforts in sending aid to the Palestinian people.
KSrelief said: “This comes within the framework of the humanitarian aid provided by the Kingdom, through the center, to stand with brotherly and friendly countries and peoples in various crises and adversities.”

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KSrelief continues education projects in Burkina Faso

10/02/21

One of the programs implemented by KSrelief in partnership with the UNICEF is the Radio Education Program. (SPA)
Center is providing psychosocial support services to children in areas where schools are not available

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) is carrying out several programs in Burkina Faso to ensure child protection and enhance their access to basic education.
The number of direct beneficiaries of the program has reached 22,287 while 30,000 have benefited indirectly.
The center is providing psychosocial support services to children in areas where schools are not available.
One of the programs implemented by the center in partnership with the UNICEF is the Radio Education Program. The courses offered through the program target students aged between 10 and 17.
The number of students who benefited from the program has reached 11,600.
The program offers nine-month courses in various subjects. It mainly targets children living in the north central region of Burkina Faso and could not attend schools due to various reasons.
Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion.
The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).

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KSrelief, UNICEF to support education in Somalia

Time: 04 February 2021

The agreement was signed in Riyadh by KSRelief’s assistant general supervisor for operations and programs, Ahmed bin Ali Al-Beez, and UNICEF’s representative in the Gulf, Eltayeb Adam. (SPA)

  • The deal would provide educational services for children in Somalia
  • Measures also include providing sanitation and safe drinking water for students

LONDON: An agreement has been signed between the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide educational services for children in Somalia, and to confront the country’s coronavirus outbreak.
The agreement will benefit 18,250 children at a total value of $619,980, said Saudi-based KSrelief.
It was signed in Riyadh by KSrelief’s assistant general supervisor for operations and programs, Ahmed bin Ali Al-Beez, and UNICEF’s representative in the Gulf, Eltayeb Adam.
Hana Omar, director of the community support department at KSrelief, said it is “keen to support education in affected countries, whether in times of humanitarian crises or difficult economic situations, or currently with the spread of COVID-19.”
Adam said the agreement “will help provide a suitable environment for children to continue their education and obtain psychological support and developmental and social services.”

He thanked the Kingdom for its assistance to children and their families worldwide, especially in low-income countries that are facing difficult humanitarian conditions, such as Somalia.
The agreement aims to support Somalia’s Ministry of Education by providing supplies to enable distance learning, and setting precautionary measures for students upon returning to physical classrooms.
The measures include providing sanitation and safe drinking water for students, and disinfecting schools, classroom furniture and educational supplies.
The agreement also aims to train and build the capacities of specialists to protect children from the effects of the pandemic, including the psychological and social impacts.

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KSrelief teams perform 4 open-heart surgeries on children in Yemen

Time: 27 January 2021

The ‘Saudi Pulse’ program was launched in Yemen to provide healthcare to children belonging to low-income families. (SPA)

  • Under the program, the cost of the procedures and post-surgery care will be borne by the center

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center’s (KSrelief) medical teams on Tuesday performed four open-heart surgeries and two cardiac catheterizations on children in the Yemeni city of Mukalla.

The surgeries were part of the “Saudi Pulse” voluntary program launched in Yemen to provide medical assistance to children belonging to low-income families.

Under the program, the cost of the procedures and post-surgery care will be borne by the center.

In the Marib governorate of Yemen, the center launched a project to empower and support orphans.

The project aims to provide integrated care for the families of orphans. The program will ensure healthcare services and access to education for these orphans.

In November 2020, the center signed an agreement, worth more than $600,000, with the International War and Disaster Victims Protection Association to help Yemeni orphans in Aden, Al-Mahrah and Marib governorates.

Winter aid

The center distributed 2,171 winter bags among families in parts of Jordan. These bags were in addition to 4,342 blankets distributed among the 2,171 families.

Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion. The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).

KSrelief’s 1,367 projects and programs cover 54 different countries around the world.

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Saudi aid center continues projects in Sudan, Jordan, Yemen

Time: 20 January 2021

The center continues to implement its water and environmental sanitation project in Hodeidah governorate

KHARTOUM: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) launched on Monday a campaign in Sudan to combat blindness and the diseases that cause it. The launch took place in the presence of a delegation from the country’s Health Ministry, representatives from the Saudi Embassy in Sudan, and a KSrelief team.
The center’s volunteer medical team will check up on more than 15,000 patients, perform about 1,200 surgeries, and distribute 3,000 eyeglasses and medicines for cases that do not require surgery. The campaign aims to help low-income families and individuals who are unable to cover their treatment in Khartoum, Omdurman and Al-Kalakila.
In Jordan, KSrelief distributed 1,595 winter kits and 3,190 blankets to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, benefiting 8,035 individuals. Each kit contains jackets, sweaters, hats and other clothing in different sizes.
Meanwhile, KSrelief distributed more than 108 tons of food baskets to displaced people in Yemen’s Aden governorate, benefiting 6,060 individuals.

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Saudi aid center distributes over 21 tons of food in Sudan

Time: 12 January 2021

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  • KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) on Monday distributed over 21 tons of food baskets among 1,182 people in West Darfur State, Sudan.
Each food basket contains essential items for a family.
The center continues its relief projects in other countries such as Jordan and Yemen.
In Jordan, KSrelief distributed 1,565 winter bags and 3,130 blankets among 1,565 families.
The center is carrying out several projects to empower Yemenis. It is offering several training courses in different fields to help orphans and widows earn their livelihoods independently.
Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion. The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).
The humanitarian, relief and development activities of KSrelief extend to all needy countries of the world, including Arab and Islamic countries.
KSrelief’s 1,367 projects and programs cover 54 different countries around the world on all its continents.

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Saudi envoy reviews KSrelief efforts at Zaatari camp

02/01/21

Al-Rumaih witnessed the training and educational services provided by the center at the Zaatari camp. (SPA)

AMMAN: Dr. Issa bin Fahd Al-Rumaih, Saudi cultural attache to Jordan, reviewed the efforts of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) to support Syrian refugees at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
This came during Al-Rumaih’s visit to KSrelief’s center at the Zaatari camp and the KSrelief clinics. He was received by Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Huzaim, director of the center’s branch in Jordan.
Al-Rumaih witnessed the training and educational services provided by the center at the Zaatari camp, as well as KSrelief’s clinics’ medical and healthcare services.
KSrelief gives great importance to all its relief efforts, especially the educational and medical aspects for Syrian refugees, which are the most important to provide for and constantly develop.

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KSrelief Continues Al Khawkhah WASH Project

02/01/21

AL HUDAYDAH, YEMEN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) continues to implement a WASH sector project for inhabitants of Al Hudaydah’s Al Khawkhah district to provide clean water and protect the health of local residents.

From 10 – 16 December, the project pumped 291,000 liters of safe drinking water into holding tanks, and 192,000 liters were provided for other household uses. Other components of the project include the collection and transportation of solid waste to local landfills in the district, and maintenance services. Fourteen insect-spraying campaigns were also conducted to combat local disease vectors, and 88 hygiene kits were distributed.

KSrelief has implemented more than 500 impartial, multisector projects to help the Yemeni people during the ongoing conflict in their country.

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