The Emergency Center for Epidemic Disease Control in Hajjah Continues to Provide Services

Time: 22 December 2020

HAJJAH, YEMEN: The Emergency Center for Epidemic Disease Control continues to provide treatment services for beneficiaries in the Hajjah governorate, with the support of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) in cooperation with the Taybah Foundation for Development.

In November 2020, 3,270 patients were seen in the registration and sorting department, 535 in the observation department, and 190 in inpatient services. The epidemic disease clinic saw 3,270 patients, and the health education and awareness department had 2,814 visitors. Prescriptions were provided by the pharmacy to 3,321 patients. Medical referral system services were provided for 178 patients, and 30 waste disposal activities were completed.

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KSRelief teams perform open-heart surgeries in Yemen

21/12/20

HADRAMOUT: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) concluded a campaign in Al-Mukalla during which medical teams performed 133 open-heart surgeries and cardiac catheterizations.
It was the fourth round of a volunteer program aimed at providing health services to needy people.
The program not only covers medical procedures but it also ensures provision of necessary care after surgery.
The center is carrying out several projects in different parts of the world. On Sunday, KSRelief distributed 1,100 cartons of dates among the needy people in the Somali capital Mogadishu. It is part of the center’s project to distribute 300 tons of dates among needy people and refugees in Somalia.
The center distributed 1,367 winter bags and other relief items among the needy in different areas of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
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 Continues Ma’rib “My Skills My Livelihoods 2” Project

21/12/20

MA’RIB, YEMEN: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) continues to implement its “My Skills My Livelihoods 2” Project in the Ma’rib governorate.

As of yesterday, 29 women were continuing their training course in baking and pastry production; the 60-hour course will provide trainees with the basic skills needed to create their own home-based businesses or find employment in the local job market.

Vocational areas in which training is offered under the program include: sewing and embroidery, hairdressing, electrical wiring, pastries and baking, mobile phone maintenance, and veterinary, livestock and agricultural activities. The early-recovery project targets 500 orphans and their families, 60% of whom have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in the country.

KSrelief provides a number of humanitarian projects and programs for orphans and their families in Yemen with the aim of improving their living conditions and providing them with comprehensive support and services.

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Shelter aid provided to Sudan flood victims

19/12/20

The project will involve the distribution of 18,088 winter bags containing jackets, sweaters, and hats, in addition to 36,176 blankets and other aid to cover families’ needs during winter
KHARTOUM: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has been distributing shelter aid to those affected by flooding in Meroe, Sudan.
The aid package includes 136 tents, 883 blankets, and 272 rugs aimed at benefiting 3,750 people.
Separately, KSrelief launched a winter clothing project in Lebanon to support Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinian families.
The launch ceremony was attended by Saud Al-Enezi, adviser at the Saudi Embassy in Lebanon, Fahad Al-Qannas, director of KSrelief’s office in Beirut, and local officials.
The project will involve the distribution of 18,088 winter bags containing jackets, sweaters, and hats, in addition to 36,176 blankets and other aid to cover families’ needs during winter.

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KSRelief responds to appeal to help conjoined Yemeni twins

19/12/20

A nurse attends to newly born conjoined twins in an incubator at the child intensive care unit of Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen Dec. 18, 2020. (Reuters)

The urgent humanitarian appeal launched by Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa
KSRelief will examine options of performing separation surgery
RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center said on Friday that will study the condition of newly-born conjoined twins in Yemen.
The announcement was made in response to the urgent humanitarian appeal launched by Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa regarding the difficult health conditions of the twins, the center said on Twitter.
The Saudi-based humanitarian agency said it would examine their case with consultants specialized in such cases in the Kingdom and the extent of which they could possibly provide treatment for them and the options of performing separation surgery.

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“This response comes as an extension of the humanitarian and pioneering role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the great efforts it has made to alleviate the suffering of the brotherly Yemeni people in all its governorates and regions without exception,” a statement on Saudi Press Agency said.

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KSrelief Team Distributes Food Aid to Niger Flood Victims

Time: 17 December 2020

NIGER: A team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) recently distributed 23.1 tons of food aid to provide nutritional assistance to 1,512 flood-affected residents of the Lebidrom camp in Niamey, Niger’s capital city. The assistance is part of a larger project to distribute a total of 100 tons of food aid to 18,627 flood victims in Niger.

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KSrelief Distributes Winter Kits in Pakistan

Time: 16 December 2020

PAKISTAN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) distributed 800 winter kits, which included blankets, sweaters, vests, sets of winter clothing and scarves, to inhabitants of the Karimabad area of Pakistan’s Chitral district. Some 4,800 children, women and elderly residents benefitted from the aid.

KSrelief recently launched a project to distribute 22,550 winter kits and 45,100 blankets to needy families around Pakistan, part of its ongoing efforts to alleviate suffering of vulnerable groups during the harsh winter months.

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KSrelief Team Delivers 100 Tons of Food Aid to Niger

Time: 15 December 2020

NIGER: Today, a field team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) delivered 100 tons of food aid to flood-affected residents of Niger. The delivery ceremony was attended by a representative from Niger’s Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sherif Kaka, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Niger, Turki bin Naji Al Ali, a delegate from the Saudi Ministry of Finance, and the visiting KSrelief team. The ceremony was held at the warehouses of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management in the Niger capital, Niamey. The food aid will be distributed to the cities of Tahoua, Moradi, Zinder and Diffa, and will provide urgent nutritional assistance to 18,627 people.

Ambassador Al Ali explained that the aid was being provided as a result of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s commitment to providing humanitarian relief to people in need around the world. He also lauded the strong ties between Saudi Arabia and Niger.

Mr. Kaka expressed his thanks and appreciation to the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, for providing urgent food aid to Niger flood victims, a gesture which, he said, underscored the Kingdom’s role as a leading global humanitarian donor.

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IOM Project Produces 50,000 Protective Masks in Yemen in Partnership with KSrelief

Time: 15 December 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: A project implemented by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), through its effective partnership with King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) has produced 50,000 protective masks in the Hadramawt governorate, part of an ongoing effort to combat COVID-19 in Yemen.

More than sixty women from both the IDP and host communities in Hadramawt participated in manufacturing the masks, taking an active role in the public response to the COVID-19 epidemic in Yemen. The women received training in sewing to produce the masks, which in turn will lead to improving their levels of income generation and economic self-reliance. The masks will be distributed in cooperation with local Hadramawt authorities.

In cooperation with KSrelief, the IOM seeks to raise levels of public awareness in Yemen about COVID-19 by educating communities on the measures they can take to help fight the virus.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, KSrelief has provided a wide range of medical sector aid and support to Yemen and many other countries, in accordance with directives from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and HRH the Crown Prince to help alleviate the suffering of all in need.

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

14/12/20

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: During the first week of December 2020, MASAM project teams from King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) deactivated a total of 1,630 explosive devices in Yemen, including 15 antipersonnel mines, 187 anti-vehicle mines, 6 improvised explosive devices and 1,422 pieces of unexploded ordnance. Since the project began in June 2018, MASAM teams have deactivated a total of 203,015 Houthi militia-planted devices.

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

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