Dr. Al Rabeeah and Mauritius Ambassador Hold Virtual Meeting

Time: 30 June, 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, and Mr. Showkutally Soodhun, the Ambassador of Mauritius to Saudi Arabia, held an online meeting today.

The two sides discussed ways to enhance cooperation and coordination to cope with the emerging Coronavirus “COVID-19” pandemic, as well as KSrelief’s work and program developments on projects in Mauritius.

Ambassador Soodhun praised KSrelief’s ongoing efforts to alleviate the suffering of people in crisis-affected countries around the world, particularly in Mauritius.

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Dr. Al Rabeeah meets Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to KSA

Time: 29 June, 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, held a virtual meeting today with the Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the Kingdom, Mr. Wong Zhaoming.

The two sides discussed areas of bilateral cooperation between the Kingdom and Singapore in the field of humanitarian aid and relief, as well as topics related to the global repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The officials addressed the negative effects of the epidemic on many countries, and stressed the importance of cooperation between their two countries in supporting global efforts to combat the spread of the disease.

The Singaporean Ambassador praised the Kingdom’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic through its role as President of the G20, and for its global initiatives to contain the virus and to support international efforts to develop a successful vaccine.

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KSrelief Distributes Food baskets to Flood Victims in Aden’s Sheikh Osman District

Time: 28 June, 2020

ADEN, YEMEN: Yesterday, KSrelief distributed 359 food baskets, weighing 26 tons and 566 kilograms, to those affected by recent floods which occurred in the al-Maharik area of the Sheikh Othman district of the Aden governorate. The distribution was carried out in cooperation with the Al-Khair Humanitarian Relief Coalition, and provided nutritional support to 2,154 people.

KSrelief, on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, provides impartial and comprehensive humanitarian assistance Yemenis in need throughout the country.

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Saudi groups step up Yemen relief role

Time: 27 June, 2020

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  • The joint technical team reviews the international community’s efforts to develop Yemen and to discuss measures taken to limit the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic

RIYADH: The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided Yemen with kidney dialysis machines with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief). It will benefit 2,400 patients at a rate of 150,000 kidney dialysis sessions.
KSRelief has, since its inception to date, implemented 477 health sector projects in all of Yemen’s governorates.
The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has set up a joint technical team with the UN Development Program to work with the internationally recognized Yemeni government. SPA Riyadh
It followed a meeting between Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen and SDRPY supervisor general, Mohammed bin Saeid Al-Jabir, and deputy resident representative, Nahid Hussein, in the presence of SDRPY experts and specialists. The aim is to set up development priorities according to Yemen’s current situation. The joint technical team reviews the international community’s efforts to develop Yemen and to discuss measures taken to limit the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and mitigate its economic, health and social impact, on Yemen.
Its work also takes into account the role and significance of development and reconstruction and their implications on the country’s economic recovery.

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KSrelief’s MASAM Project Teams Deactivate 1,112 Land Mines in Yemen during the Third Week of June

Time: 26 June, 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: Members of KSrelief’s MASAM teams successfully deactivated 1,112 land mines during the third week of June 2020, including 5 anti-personnel mines, 321 anti-tank mines, 772 pieces of unexploded ordnance, and 14 other explosive devices planted by Houthi militias in various parts of Yemen.

A total of 170,546 explosive devices planted by Houthi militias in Yemen, including in schools and homes, have been removed by MASAM teams since the beginning of the project. Militias planted more than one million explosive devices in the country, many of them disguised as ordinary objects such as rocks and children’s toys. A large number of innocent Yemenis, including children, women and the elderly, have been killed and injured by these devices, which remain a serious threat to public safety.

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KSrelief Launches Second Phase of Al-Amal Charity Bakery Project in Northern Lebanon

Time: 25 June, 2020

AKKAR, LEBANON: Today, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) launched the second phase of its Al-Amal Charitable Bakery project in the Akkar province of northern Lebanon; the project is being carried out in collaboration with the White Hands Association.

The charity bakery will distribute 6,000 bags of bread a day free of charge to Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian families. The center had earlier signed an agreement to extend the project for a second phase of six months.

The project aims to distribute two bags of bread per day for each family (15,000 individuals/3,000 families), including 2,100 Syrian families, 450 Lebanese families, and 450 Palestinian families.

The project is just one of many initiatives being implemented by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, to provide various forms of assistance to people in need around the world.

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UNHCR: The Kingdom ranks among the major donors to our projects worldwide

Time: 25 June, 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: Ambassador Khalid Khalifa, UNHCR’s representative to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), recently stated that Saudi Arabia is among the major donors to UNHCR projects worldwide, contributing nearly USD 340 million to UNHCR’s support and programs since 2010. He added that the Kingdom continues to work with its partners to support UNHCR’s work around the world.

Ambassador Khalifa made these remarks on occasion of the International Day of Refugees, which falls on June 20th each year. He further confirmed that funding for UNHCR programs provided by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) amounts to more than USD 53 million, and that the Saudi Development Fund funded projects for UNHCR amounting to more than USD 80 million to help displaced people in Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, and to provide support for Rohingya refugees.

The Ambassador explained that the UNHCR report released last Thursday showed a series of shocking facts regarding the global displacement situation through the end of 2019. According to the report, a full one percent of the world’s total population is displaced, and more than 79 million people were forced to leave their homes and countries by the end of the year. This is the highest number ever seen since UNHCR was established; 85% of this number is usually displaced to developing countries adjacent to the country from which they have fled.

Ambassador Khalid Khalifa expressed his hope that the partnership with Saudi Arabia will continue and extend to many countries around the world to serve humanity and promote the livelihoods of those in need, particularly in light of the many challenges affecting the world today.

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KSRelief treats 705 patients in Syrian refugee camp

Time: 24 June, 2020

AMMAN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) continues to provide health care services to the Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari camp.
On Tuesday, the center’s clinics attended to 705 patients with various health issues. The general medicine clinics received 184 patients the internal clinic provided consultation to 73 patients with diabetes, hypertension and asthma.
The clinics in the camp are just a small part of the humanitarian aid that KSRelief provides to Syrian refugees on behalf of Saudi Arabia.
KSRelief has implemented 1,295 projects worth $4.4 billion throughout the world.
The initiatives have been carried out in cooperation with 144 local, regional and international partners since the inception of the center in May 2015.
Saudi Arabia has been ranked fifth in the world, and first in the Arab world, for provision of humanitarian aid. Since its inception in 2015, KSRelief has implemented 1,255 projects in 49 countries at a total cost of $4.37 billion.

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KSrelief Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with SAFEIS for Fund Raising for “Gamers without Borders” Competition

Time: 22 June, 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS), to allocate funds raised from a “Gamers without Borders” online gaming competition to support international organizations and bodies such as UNICEF, International Medical Corps and GAVI. All three of these organizations are actively involved in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic globally.

The USD 10 million in funding will be, under the terms of this memorandum, used to support organizations concerned with fighting and limiting the spread of COVID-19 around the world; KSrelief will coordinate with those organizations to deliver assistance to targeted beneficiaries.

The memorandum was signed by KSrelief’s Assistant Supervisor General of Operations & Programs, Eng. Ahmed Al Baiz, and the CEO of SAFEIS, Turki bin Mishari Al Fawzan.

This initiative falls within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s commitment to helping countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in order to improve overall health incomes globally.

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KSRelief clinics step up Yemen health efforts

Time: 21 June, 2020

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  • The projects are part of humanitarian and relief efforts by the Kingdom to improve Yemenis’ living conditions during the humanitarian crisis

HAJJAH: Health clinics operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) treated more than 400 people in Yemen’s Hajjah governorate in the past week.
The clinics, run in partnership with the Taiba Foundation for Development, provide medical treatment and health care services in the region.
KSRelief is also continuing water supply and environmental sanitation projects to help families in the Hodeidah governorate’s Khokha district.
From June 4-10, projects supplied 357,000 liters of drinking water and 392,000 liters of water for other uses, benefiting thousands of people.
KSRelief also transported waste and wastewater from refugee camps, carried out tank maintenance, and began spraying campaigns to combat the coronavirus.
The center also distributed 165 food baskets in flood-affected Aden in cooperation with the Al-Khair Charity Coalition for Humanitarian Relief. More than 990 people benefited from the aid.  The projects are part of humanitarian and relief efforts by the Kingdom to improve Yemenis’ living conditions during the humanitarian crisis.

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