Saudi Arabia’s aid center gives Eid clothes to Yemeni children

Time: 31 July, 2020

The latest assistance is part of a broad range of projects offered by the Kingdom through the center to the Yemeni people. (SPA)
  • KSRelief will distribute 84,750 gifts to displaced and orphaned children in several provinces in Yemen

SHABWA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), in cooperation with Al-Khair charity, has distributed 1,750 bags of clothing to Yemeni children for Eid Al-Adha.
The packages, containing 5,250 items of clothing, were handed out to displaced and orphaned youngsters in Yemen’s Shabwa governorate.
The latest assistance is part of a broad range of projects offered by the Kingdom through the center to the Yemeni people.
KSRelief will distribute 84,750 gifts to displaced and orphaned children in several provinces in Yemen under its “Their Happiness is Our Hope” project.

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Opposing sides in Yemen accept Saudi proposal to implement Riyadh agreement

Time: 29 July 2020

RIYADH: An official source on Tuesday night said that the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) have accepted a proposal by Saudi Arabia designed to accelerate the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.

The proposal includes the continuation of the ceasefire that came into effect on June 22, and an announcement by the STC that it is abandoning self-rule in favor of the power-sharing Riyadh Agreement, and will appoint a governor and security director for Aden governorate. The Yemeni prime minister will form a government that includes representatives of both northern and southern Yemen within 30 days. In addition, opposing military forces will leave Aden governorate and retreat from Abyan.

Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman thanked Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and the STC for their support of the Saudi effort to accelerate the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.

“I am optimistic and confident about its implementation and the parties coming together to put the interests of the Yemeni people first,” he said.

The Kingdom’s efforts in encouraging political leaders to talk to each other, resolve their differences and reach a consensus on the implementation of the agreement shows the potential for resolving the disagreements in Yemen peacefully through dialogue, he added.

“A major goal of the coalition to support the legitimate Yemeni government is the security, stability and return of Yemen as an active member of the Gulf and the Arab world. The Riyadh Agreement is a key factor in reaching this, in addition to supporting the efforts of the UN envoy to Yemen,” said Prince Khalid.

“The consent of the Yemeni parties to accelerate the implementation of the agreement reflects a serious desire for dialogue, the resolution of disputes, acceptance of each other, the pursuit of political partnership, and support for a comprehensive political solution to end the crisis.”

Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir Tweeted: “The mechanism to accelerate the implementation of the Riyadh agreement represents an important step towards activating state institutions to serve all Yemeni citizens, in addition to supporting UN efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution to the crisis in Yemen.”

The source said that with the assistance of the UAE, representatives from the two Yemini sides met in Riyadh and agreed to the proposal as an acceptable solution to the obstacles that have prevented the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement, which was signed on Nov. 5, 2019.

They also agreed to prioritize the interests of the Yemeni people, make preparations for the government to operate from Aden, launch development projects in liberated areas, and work to end the crisis in Yemen in cooperation with the UN and its envoy.

The source added that the Saudi authorities welcomed the positive responses from the Yemeni president and the delegations of the government and the STC, while stressing the importance of both sides adhering to the agreement.

He also reaffirmed the continued support of the Saudi-led Arab coalition for the legitimate Yemeni government and the continuation of UN efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution to the crisis, in accordance with the wishes of the Yemeni people.

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Saudi Arabia sends thermal cameras to fight virus in Yemen

Time: 26 July, 2020

The camera installations are one of many humanitarian projects implemented by KSRelief in Yemen. (SPA)

  • KSRelief distributed 2,600 bags containing 7,800 Eid kiswa (gifts) to displaced and orphan children in the Yemeni city of Marib

ADEN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has supplied and installed thermal imaging cameras in Yemen’s arrival points as part of its support for the Yemeni government’s fight against coronavirus.
Two cameras were installed at Seiyun airport, three at an arrival point in Al-Wadia, two at Aden airport and three at the port of Aden.
Four cameras are now being installed in Al-Mukalla in Hadramout governorate. Two will be installed at the airport and two at the port.
A further four cameras are being installed at Al-Ghaydah airport in Al-Mahra, Ash Shihr port in Hadramout, Al-Mokha port and Socotra airport.
The camera installations are one of many humanitarian projects implemented by KSRelief in Yemen.
Meanwhile, the center, in cooperation with the Al-Khair Charity for Humanitarian Relief, distributed 2,600 bags containing 7,800 Eid kiswa (gifts) to displaced and orphan children in the Yemeni city of Marib.
It also distributed 1,050 bags, including 3,150 gifts, in Yemen’s Al-Mahrah governorate and 750 bags containing 2,250 gifts in Hadramout.
In Aden governorate the center distributed 1,701 bags with 5,103 gifts to children.

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KSRelief to help carry out water, sanitation projects in Somaliland

Time: 22 July 2020

(SPA)
  • The project aims to ensure clean drinking water, fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Tuesday signed an agreement with the Norwegian Refugee Council to cooperate in water and environment projects at a cost of $2 billion in Somaliland.

The projects will benefit over 42,450 people. The project aims to ensure clean drinking water, fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and help maintain livestock, which is the economic lifeline of the people in Somaliland.

This agreement comes as an extension of humanitarian efforts of the Kingdom represented by KSRelief to assist affected and needy people in various countries of the world.

The center is also carrying out several humanitarian projects in Yemen.

On Tuesday, KSRelief distributed 3,150 cartons of dates to displaced families in the Marib governorate of Yemen.

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 the most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million) and Somalia ($192 million).

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KSrelief Distributes Food Baskets and Dates to Yemeni IDPs

Time: 21 July, 2020

YEMEN: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) continues to distribute aid throughout Yemen. On 16 July 2020, 600 food baskets (44.4 tons) were provided to 3,600 IDPs who had fled Sa’dah to the Al Wadi districts of Ma’rib. 10,250 boxes of dates were provided to 10,250 most in need families in Ma’rib, the Sirwah district, the Al Wadi district, the Majzar district and the Reghwan district. 2,900 boxes of dates were provided to 2,900 IDP families who had fled Sana’a to Ma’rib.

All aid was handed out in cooperation with the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief (BCHR).

KSrelief also recently launched an urgent food and shelter aid distribution project to help people affected by heavy rains and flooding in several parts of Yemen.

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Saudi project removes 1,287 mines in Yemen

Time: 21 July, 2020

The project is implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines randomly planted by Houthi militias in Yemeni regions. (SPA)
  • The project is implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines randomly planted by Houthi militias in Yemeni regions

RIYADH: The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) in Yemen dismantled 74 anti-personnel mines, 262 anti-tank mines, 25 explosive devices and 926 unexploded ordnance — totaling 1,287 mines — during the second week of June.
The project is implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines randomly planted by Houthi militias in Yemeni regions, especially Marib, Aden, Sanaa and Taiz.

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Saudi Arabia’s prosthetics center puts smile on faces of Yemenis

Time: 19 July, 2020

The center has helped 2,862 patients, as well as training and qualifying young Yemeni teams to take part in the project. (SPA)
  • Since it was founded in May 2015, KSRelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion

MARIB: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) prosthetics center in Marib governorate is helping Yemenis to rebuild their lives.
Between Jan. 1 and June 30, the center, set up in 2019, has helped 2,862 patients through it limb-fitting service, physical rehabilitation and physiotherapy, as well as training and qualifying young Yemeni teams to take part in the project.
Over the past few months the KSRelief team has helped Yemenis in need without discrimination.
Suhail, a child who came to the center suffering from a congenital anomaly, was provided with a device for his arched back as well as the medical care, physiotherapy and follow-up that he required to live a normal life.

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The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has implemented 489 projects in Yemen at a total cost of $3 billion. The projects cover health sector, food security, education, emergency communications, and water and environmental sanitation.

Ayed suffered from a problem in his foot that prevented him from going to school and playing with his friends. After visiting the center with his father, Ayed was fitted with an artificial limb to help him walk again.


Ali, a father of four children with disabilities, also sought the help of the center, which took care of his children and provided them with physiotherapy sessions.
Since it was founded in May 2015, KSRelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
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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Houthi ballistic missile injures civilian in Yemen’s Marib

Time: 09 July, 2020

The missile was launched on July 8 out of Yemen, Saudi-led Arab coalition’s spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said. (File/AFP)
  • The missile was launched on July 8 out of Yemen
  • The attack is a clear violation of international humanitarian rights

DUBAI: A Houthi ballistic missile injured several civilian in Yemen’s Marib city, Yemen’s state news agency Saba New reported.

The missile was launched on July 8 out of Yemen, Saudi-led Arab coalition’s spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.

The attack is a clear violation of international humanitarian rights and the coalition will continue taking all necessary steps to reduce the capabilities of the militia, he added.

A day before the attack, a Yemeni military court in Marib held the initial session of the trial of Iran-backed Houthi leaders on Tuesday, accused of masterminding the coup against the internationally recognized government of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi in 2015 and the subsequent military campaign.

The defendants faced charges of forming a terrorist armed group called Ansar Allah, colluding with the Lebanese group Hezbollah and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, revolting against the republican system, putting Masur Hadi under house arrest and trying to kill him.

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Emergency Center for Epidemic Control, KSRelief provide medical services in Yemen

Time: 06 July, 2020

  • KSRelief recently distributed 1,800 food baskets to 10,800 individuals, in cooperation with the Al-Khair Coalition for Humanitarian Relief

RIYADH: The Emergency Center for Epidemic Control has continued to provide medical services to beneficiaries in the Hajjah governorate of Yemen with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), in partnership with the Taybah Development Foundation.

During the period from June 25 to July 1, 2020, the registration and screening department received 353 patients; the observation department 92 patients; the epidemiological unit 353 patients; and the health awareness department 345 beneficiaries.

KSRelief recently distributed 1,800 food baskets to 10,800 individuals, in cooperation with the Al-Khair Coalition for Humanitarian Relief.

This aid is part of the food security support KSRelief extends to Yemen.

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Saudi project clears 171,731 mines in Yemen

29/06/20

  • Masam aims to dismantle mines in Yemen to protect civilians and ensure that urgent humanitarian supplies are delivered safely

JEDDAH: The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) in Yemen dismantled 25 anti-personnel mines, 363 anti-tank mines, 24 explosive devices and 773 unexploded ordnance — totaling 1,185 mines — during the fourth week of June.
The project is implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines planted by Houthi militias in Yemeni regions, especially Marib, Aden, Sanaa and Taiz.
A total of 171,731 mines have been extracted since the beginning of the project. More than 1.1 million mines have been planted by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen during the conflict, claiming hundreds of civilian lives.
Masam aims to dismantle mines in Yemen to protect civilians and ensure that urgent humanitarian supplies are delivered safely. Houthis are developing anti-vehicle mines and turning them into antipersonnel explosives to intimidate and terrorize civilians. The Masam project is one of several initiatives undertaken by the Kingdom, on the directive of King Salman, to help ease the suffering of Yemeni people.

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