KSrelief Distributes 2,000 Ramadan Food Baskets in Jordan

Time: 17 May, 2020

AMMAN, JORDAN: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) distributed 2,000 food baskets today to Jordanians, Palestinians and Syrians in need throughout Jordan, providing urgent nutritional assistance to families in several governorates. The food aid is being provided by KSrelief during the holy month of Ramadan in cooperation with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization. Some 700 food baskets were handed out in Amman, 500 in Madaba, and 800 in Balqa; 10,000 residents benefitted from the food aid.

The distribution was part of a larger project to deliver 41,595 food baskets in Jordan to beneficiary families in accordance with safety measures to protect both aid workers and beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KSrelief Launches PCR COVID-19 Testing in Seiyun

Time: 15 May, 2020

SEIYUN, YEMEN: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), working with the World Health Organization (WHO), recently launched a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing protocol at the National Center for Central Public Health Laboratories in Seiyun city, Hadramawt. This work will help to speed up diagnosis of COVID-19 in the local population.

The Director of the National Center for Central Public Health Laboratories in Seiyun, Dr. Nabil Ba’abbad, explained that the work of implementing PCR is divided into four main biological examination rooms fully equipped with qualified laboratory staff. He added that having PCR will contribute to the quick detection of cases of COVID-19, and will save even more time by eliminating the need to send samples to laboratories outside the governorate for processing.

Hadramawt’s governor, Issam Habrish Alkathiri, Director General of the Ministry of Public Health and Population, Dr. Hani Al-Amoudi, and Head of KSrelief’s Office in Ma’rib, Abdulrahman Al Sayari, attended the launch.

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Saudi Arabia’s aid agency provides drinking water to Yemenis

Time: 12 May, 2020

The implementation of the project follows directives by King Salman to continue with aid to Yemen. (SPA)
  • KSRelief signed an agreement with the Selah Foundation for Development to begin the second phase of the dialysis center in Yemen’s Al-Dhale province

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) continues to carry out water and environmental sanitation projects in various parts of war-torn Yemen.
From April 30 to May 6, 301,000 liters of drinking water were pumped into tank in Al-Khokha district in Hodeidah.
The center also transferred waste to landfills as part of its campaign to remove waste from Al-Khokha directorate, and carried out a disinfection campaign to combat disease vectors in the directorate and camps of displaced Yemenis.
Over 90,000 liters of drinking water were pumped into tanks in different directorates of Hajjah governorate benefiting 5,600 people.
Getting water often involves several days of searching, forcing families to rely on contaminated water, which can lead to the spread of diseases and illnesses.
KSRelief clinics continued to provide medical treatments and health care services in Yemen’s Al-Khokha directorate in partnership with the Taiba Foundation for Development, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
During the period between April 20 and May 6, the integrated-care clinics received 2,556 patients, the immunization clinics received
9 and other departments received 256 patients.
KSRelief also signed an agreement with the Selah Foundation for Development to begin the second phase of the dialysis center in Yemen’s Al-Dhale province.
The agreement was signed by KSRelief’s assistant supervisor general for operations and programs, Ahmed bin Ali Al-Baiz, at the center’s premises in Riyadh. The dialysis center will provide a local service for patients suffering from kidney failure. It will also include a counseling clinic for patients.
The agreement states that KSRelief will provide materials sufficient for 6,000 dialysis processes and will also provide the necessary equipment and staff to keep the center running, as well as providing meals for patients.

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Saudi Arabia continues humanitarian efforts in various Yemeni provinces

Time: 10 May, 2020

KSRelief has implemented a number of social programs and activities within its Seed of Safety Project. (SPA)
  • KSRelief has implemented a number of social programs and activities within its Seed of Safety Project, benefiting 600 orphans in several cities

HADRAMOUT: As part of the humanitarian and relief aid provided by Saudi Arabia to the people of Yemen, a number of initiatives have been launched by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).
In coordination with the World Health Organization, the Polymerase Chain Reaction unit at the National Center for Central Public Health Laboratories in Seiyun in Hadramout province has been inaugurated to help expedite mass testing and diagnosis of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), negating the need to send samples outside the province.
The director of the center, Dr. Nabil Baibad, said the unit included four main rooms fully equipped with qualified laboratory staff, and that it would continue financing the emergency response project for hygiene and environmental sanitation across the directorates of Aden, in cooperation with the Yadan Bi Yad (Hand in Hand) Association.
In the city of Aden, KSRelief has provided the Cleaning and Improvement of Aden City Fund cleaning supplies and 112 dumpsters to be distributed across the city for the safe disposal of garbage.
The director of the Yadan Bi Yad Association, Warda Al-Sayed, called for more efforts to improve the governorate’s current health and environmental situation, and praised the cooperation of relevant authorities to ensure the success of the project’s activities, especially the support and follow-up of KSRelief.
During the holy month of Ramadan, KSRelief has implemented a number of social programs and activities within its Seed of Safety Project, benefiting 600 orphans in several cities.
Fahmi bin Mansour, executive director of Al-Khair Coalition for Humanitarian Relief, said that during the holy month of Ramadan, many initiatives had been implemented to promote solidarity, including the Taftir Program, providing food baskets and conducting inspections of orphanages as well as spreading awareness on how to deal with the threat of COVID-19 and prevent its spread.

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Saudi Arabia to Host Yemen Pledging Event 2020 on 2 June in Partnership with the UN

Time: 10 May, 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (10 April 2020) The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host the Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 2020 on Tuesday, 2 June 2020, in partnership with the United Nations. The event, which will be held virtually, will be headed by the Kingdom under the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

‏Hosting the 2020 event is an extension of Saudi Arabia’s global humanitarian and development contributions – to Yemen, in particular. Historically, the Kingdom has been the top donor country to Yemen, especially during the past five years. The Kingdom continues to support Yemenis inside Yemen, including large numbers of IDPs, and also provides significant support for Yemeni refugees in neighboring countries. Saudi Arabia also provides ongoing development assistance for the reconstruction of Yemen, including direct support to the Central Bank of Yemen.

‏By hosting this event, Saudi Arabia affirms its commitment to alleviating the suffering of the Yemeni people and to providing ongoing support to the country. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia calls upon other donor countries to participate in the success of this important humanitarian pledging event to help the United Nations and the world provide essential, life-saving assistance to Yemen and its people over the next year.

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KSRelief continues distribution of Ramadan food aid worldwide

Time: 08 May, 2020

Saudi aid agency provides Ramadan food baskets to hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries in Palestine, Jordan, Sudan, Somalia and Pakistan. (SPA)
  • Deal signed to implement second phase of dialysis center in Yemen

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has distributed Ramadan food baskets to the neediest families in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in cooperation with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization. In total, 1,920 Ramadan food baskets were distributed, benefiting 9,600 individuals.

In cooperation with the same charity, KSRelief has so far provided 3,610 food baskets to needy families in various governorates in Jordan during Ramadan.

On Thursday, the center distributed 400 food baskets in Darfur State, Sudan, benefiting 2,400 individuals. This is a part of an ongoing project aiming to distribute 38,211 food baskets in Sudan during the holy month.

In Somalia, KSRelief provided 1,000 food baskets to help 6,000 people affected by torrential rains and floods that swept through the Qardho region of Puntland. The president of Puntland, Said Abdullahi Dani, thanked the Kingdom — and KSRelief — for its quick response.

The center also distributed 1,239 food baskets in Punjab, Pakistan, benefiting 7,434 people. So far this Ramadan, the center has provided more than 16,000 food baskets to people in need in Pakistan.

KSRelief also delivered 55 tons of dates as a gift from the Kingdom to the people of Mauritius. Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth thanked King Salman for the gift that will benefit around 220,000 people.

In Yemen, KSRelief signed an agreement with the Selah Foundation for Development on Thursday to begin the second phase of the dialysis center in Yemen’s Al-Dhale province.

The agreement was signed by KSRelief’s assistant supervisor general for operations and programs, Ahmed bin Ali Al-Baiz, at the center’s premises in Riyadh.

The dialysis center will provide a local service for patients suffering from kidney failure. It will also include a counseling clinic for patients.

The agreement states that KSRelief will provide materials sufficient for 6,000 dialysis processes and will also provide the necessary equipment and staff to keep the center running, as well as providing meals for patients.

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KSrelief Provides USD 260K in Support for Dhale Dialysis Centre

Time: 07 May, 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (7 May 2020) Providing local dialysis services to alleviate the suffering of kidney failure patients and supporting the resilience of the health sector in the Yemeni governorate of Dhale are the main objectives of an agreement signed today by KSrelief in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) signed the Project to Operate the Dialysis Center in the Dhale Governorate; the project will be funded by KSrelief with an amount of USD 260,000. The implementing partner for the project is the Selah Foundation for Development, and will deliver 13,000 dialysis sessions and include a meal for each patient following his or her treatments. The contract also calls for the provision of a nephrology specialist, technicians and administrative staff to operate the dialysis center.

The project will cover the costs for dialysis solutions, medicines, medical and laboratory supplies, patient meals and spare parts for equipment maintenance; it will also secure any other medical and non-medical needs, administrative supplies and fuel. KSrelief will also support the operating budget, salaries and all operational expenses.

This is the second contract signed by KSrelief to support the center; previously, KSrelief provided a Fresenius dialysis machine, a generator and a water purification and sterilization plant to help support the operation of the treatment facility.

KSrelief’s main goal in supporting the center is to save the lives and reduce the suffering of kidney failure patients in the Dhale region by improving the ability of the dialysis center to deliver high-quality healthcare services to its patients.

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KSRelief medical aid arrives in Yemen

Time: 07 May, 2020

KSRelief volunteers prepare to distribute medical supplies to combat coronavirus in various governorates in Yemen. (SPA)

SEIYUN, Yemen: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) inaugurated on Wednesday in the Yemeni city of Seiyun the first batch of medical aid to combat coronavirus in various governorates in the country.
The batch, delivered to Yemen’s Health Ministry in Seiyun, included protective gear and tools, medical devices, laboratory supplies, medicines, intravenous catheters, masks and patient beds.
This aid comes under the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to stand with countries affected by the pandemic.
Meanwhile, KSRelief distributed 11,750 cartons of dates to families in need in the Yemeni governorates of Marib, Al-Bayda, Taiz and Jouf.
In Jordan, KSRelief distributed 3,880 food baskets to families in need, as part of a project to distribute 6,000 food baskets to Jordanian and Palestinian families.

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KSrelief Launches First Batch of COVID-19 Medical Support for Yemen

Time: 06 May, 2020

SEIYUN, YEMEN (7 May 2020) – Today, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) launched the first batch of its COVID-19 response medical assistance to Yemen; in the city of Seiyun, Hadramawt, to help Yemen combat the pandemic in several  governorates.

This initial batch of medical aid includes critically needed healthcare worker protection items, including protective clothing and masks, detection devices for patients, laboratory supplies, medicines, peripheral venous catheters and patient beds.

The goal of the initiative, “Securing Urgently Needed Medical Equipment and Preventive Supplies to Fight Coronavirus in Yemen”, is to provide overall support to and improve the capacities of the Yemeni Ministry of Health and Population as it works to counter the effects of the outbreak of COVID-19 in Yemen.

The leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is keen to provide all possible support and assistance to Yemen during the COVID-19 pandemic. KSrelief, on behalf of the Kingdom, has implemented 453 programs and projects in Yemen during the past five years to alleviate the suffering of the people during the ongoing conflict there. The additional burden of this pandemic makes the Kingdom’s continuing support even more vital in a country whose resources were already severely strained.

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KSrelief’s MASAM Teams Continue to Deactivate Explosive Devices in Yemen

Time: 05 May, 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: On April 2020, MASAM project teams from King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) deactivated a total of 7,162 explosive devices, including 106 antipersonnel mines, 1,402 anti-vehicle mines, 37 improvised explosive devices and 5,617 pieces of unexploded ordnance. Since the project began in June of 2018, MASAM teams have deactivated a total of 163,183 Houthi-militia-planted devices.

Militia groups have deployed more than one million explosive devices in populated areas throughout Yemen during the ongoing conflict there. These devices have killed and seriously injured many innocent civilians, and remain a serious threat to overall safety and security in Yemen.

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