Saudi Worldwide Relief Aid Nears $2 Bln, Yemen Top Beneficiary

Time: August 05, 2018

The Saudi King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center’s up-to-date bulletin showed that Saudi relief organization having insofar sponsored a total of 450 projects at an approximate overall value of $1.85 billion and in cooperation with 124 partners.

Representing the Saudi kingdom’s deep recognition of the value in presenting humanitarian aid, the body has provided relief aid and development projects worldwide.

Aware of the importance of relieving human suffering, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has upheld a long legacy of contributions on the international community’s scale when it comes to humanitarian and relief efforts.

KSrelief funded numerous projects in the areas of health, food security, early recovery, shelter and non-food aid, water and environmental sanitation, as well as support and coordination of humanitarian operations, protection, logistics, education and nutrition, and emergency communications.

In regard of worldwide food security, the center carried out 161 projects at an estimate worth of $531.5 million. In the field of healthcare, KSrelief implemented 125 projects at a worth of $445.2 million, and up to 29 early recovery projects at a cost of $120 million.

As for water and environmental sanitation 25 projects have been implemented. In the shelter and non-food sector another 24 projects at an estimated $118.8 dollars were delivered worldwide.

According to the monthly statistical bulletin issued by KSrelief, the body provided assistance to Yemenis through a basket of projects implemented in cooperation with 80 partners.

The Center has launched three projects to improve the situation of people living in the most conflict-affected areas of Yemen. These initiatives include providing food security, improving living conditions in communities that remain intact, and establishing safe alternative geographical locations and support systems for people displaced by the conflict. All programs are carried out in coordination with the support of international organizations and the legitimate Yemeni government.

The center assists local Yemeni government personnel and international organizations specializing in medical aid to establish new health services and support existing facilities. Another of the center’s activities has been repatriating Yemenis displaced outside of their country by the conflict and returning them to their homes whenever possible, since reuniting families helps to reestablish and maintain community security.

Medical treatment is provided abroad for Yemenis who require such assistance, relieving the suffering of ill, injured and handicapped Yemenis receiving healthcare outside Yemen.

All of the center’s projects aim to protect the dignity of the most vulnerable groups, achieve community security and provide a healthy environment to everyone displaced by the conflict in Yemen.

Historically, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken on a pioneering humanitarian role in serving crisis-stricken communities around the world.

Despite the fact that the center is newly established, KSrelief has already played a significant role in providing relief to recipients in many countries.

Among the beneficiary countries from KSrelief’s aid programs are the Maldives, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Niger, Djibouti, Afghanistan , Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Mauritania, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria, Honduras, Nicaragua, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Cameroon, Yemen, Zanzibar, Tanzania and Benin.

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KSRelief launches relief project for Somali refugees

Time: July 30, 2018

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has launched a project to distribute 1,200 tons of food aid among Somali refugees in Kenya’s Dadab region.
The project will benefit over 77,646 people including, nursing mothers, pregnant women and tuberculosis patients.
The KSRelief project in question has been initiated on the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and is part of the Kingdom’s efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to the needy people all across the world without any discrimination.
The aid center also donated 31 tons of dates to the World Food Programme (WFP) in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
The Saudi shipment reached its destination on Sunday and was handed over to the WFP officials in the presence of Saudi Ambassador to Mauritania Hazza bin Zaban Al-Mutairi and other officials.

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KSRelief Team Visits Regions Affected by Japan Floods

Time: July 28, 2018

A team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) team visited the Japanese Red Cross Society to discuss the latest developments related to the devasting floods that had hit the country, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Saturday.

The team visited affected areas and assessed their needs.

The Saudi team was briefed on the damage caused by the floods by a number of local officials.

KSRelief’s initiative is in implementation of the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, to boost distinct relationship between the Saudi Arabia and Japan.

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KSrelief signs three contracts to treat 500 injured

Time: July 26, 2018 

The Riyadh-based King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) signed on Thursday three executive programs to treat 500 injured and wounded Yemenis, in partnership with a number of private hospitals in the provinces of Aden and Taiz in Yemen, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said Thursday.

The contracts were signed by KSrelief Assistant General Supervisor of Operations and Programs Ahmed Bin Ali Al-Bayez, in the presence of Yemeni Minister of Public Health and Population Dr. Nasir Baoum.

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Arab coalition provides medical services in Yemen

Time: June 30, 2018

JEDDAH: A field medical team of Arab coalition forces has provided therapeutic services for the families and children of liberated remote areas along the western coast of Yemen.

Medical teams aim to offer medical and therapeutic services for women, children and the elderly who suffer from chronic diseases as well as free medical care for them in their homes.

The field tours are part of the humanitarian initiative to help people who can not go to hospitals, to ensure the safety and lives of civilians, and to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.

The efforts also reflect the humanitarian approach of the Arab coalition countries and the desire to help them overcome the difficult conditions imposed on them by the siege by Houthi militias.

The teams make every effort to provide medical support and treatment for the people of the liberated areas in the governorate of Hodeidah within their humanitarian and relief role in Yemen, and to extend assistance to needy patients, access them in their homes and provide them with medicines.

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KSRelief launches new phases of rehabilitation program for 2,000 child soldiers in Yemen

Time: June 22, 2018

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre launched on Thursday the fifth and sixth phases of the rehabilitation program for children recruited by the Houthi militias and forced into the armed conflict.

The two phases aim to rehabilitate 80 child soldiers from different governorates of Yemen, Saudi press agency SPA reported.

The previous stages carried out by the center targeted the recruits from the governorates of Amran, Al-Jawf, Marib and other governorates, where they were rehabilitated and integrated into society.

The project aims to rehabilitate 2,000 child soldiers.

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Saudi aid center delegation takes part in UN humanitarian affairs meetings

Time: June 20, 2018

A delegation from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) was in New York on Tuesday to enhance the efficiency of humanitarian action and raise the capacities of affected and needy peoples.

The delegation participated with the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the UN in the meetings of the humanitarian affairs section of the UN Economic and Social Council, which are held annually.

The center was represented by spokesman Dr. Samer Al-Jatili, and Director of Partnerships and International Relations Dr. Yahya Al-Shammari.

This year’s meetings dealt with topics focused on making humanitarian action more systematic and coordinated.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s UN Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi met the delegation of KSRelief to discuss the delegation’s participation in the Council.

On Tuesday, a relief convoy of 15 trains from KSRelief moved from Jazan, targeting the people of the governorate of Hodeidah with basic foodstuff and medicines.

The head of the emergency relief department at the center, Fahad Al-Osaimi, said the convoy was carrying 284 tons of basic food baskets and 95 tons of medicines.

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Sudan receives 458 tons of Saudi humanitarian and medical aid

Time: June 11, 2018

JEDDAH: An aid ship has arrived at Port Sudan carrying 458 tons of food, shelter and medical aid provided by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and
Relief Center (KSRelief) for the Republic of Sudan. The aid follows on the directives of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to help the people of Sudan.
KSRelief, under the leadership of Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, will be responsible for distributing food baskets in two provinces of the Red Sea region of Sudan, as well as North Kordofan province.
KSRelief will also deliver medical supplies to more than 40 health centers, in the hope that more than 50,000 Sudanese nationals will benefit from the Saudi aid shipment.

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