KSrelief distributes over 562 tons of food in Yemen

Time: 30 December 2020

A total of 9,627 people benefited from the food aid. (SPA)

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) on Tuesday distributed over 562 tons of food items among the internally displaced Yemenis in Hajjah governorate.
A total of 9,627 people benefited from the food aid.
The center’s health teams, meanwhile, continued field visits to schools in Aden governorate as part of a campaign to address the issue of malnutrition among Yemeni children and educational staff.
During the month of December, 11,128 people benefited from various services such as psychiatry and community health.
Since the launch of the program in October, a total of 44,000 students and teachers have benefited from the services provided by the center.
The center recently signed an agreement worth $4 million to support nutrition programs for children under five, pregnant and breastfeeding women in seven Yemeni governorates.
The project will benefit 437, 179 individuals. Under the agreement, health facilities will be built and equipped with modern machinery. The center will also help the Yemeni authorities operate nutrition clinics, mobile teams and provide them with medical supplies and training in this regard.

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KSrelief distributes winter aid among Yemenis

Time: 09 December 2020

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) on Monday distributed relief goods among Yemenis in Al-Mahra governorate to help them during winter.
The relief items included tents, blankets and rugs. More relief goods have been dispatched for the war-torn country to be distributed in Hadramout, Luhaj, Marib, Taiz, Shabwah and Al-Mahrah governorates.
In November, the center distributed 12,000 sleeping bags among displaced Yemenis in several governorates of the country.
Since its inception in May 2015, the center has contributed to several humanitarian projects worth $4.4 billion in partnership with different global nonprofit organizations. Since its establishment, the center has implemented over 1,295 different projects in 51 countries.
According to a recent KSRelief report, the countries that benefited the most from its various projects include Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($358 million), Syria ($295 million) and Somalia ($192 million).
The center has implemented 74 educational projects, valued at $181.3 million in Yemen, Syria and Somalia and for the benefit of Rohingya refugees in Malaysia, Bangladesh and other countries of the world, based on Saudi Arabia’s belief in the importance of supporting education among stricken peoples.

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Saudi aid agency launches drive to fight dengue in Yemen

Time: 01 November 2020

Youths wearing masks as a precaution due to COVID-19 coronavirus disease, sit in the back of a truck carrying out a fumigation in an area in Yemen’s southern coastal city of Aden on May 5, 2020, as part of a campaign to prevent the spread of insect-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and Chikungunya virus amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic.(AFP)
  • The center launched an emergency response project in July to combat dengue fever and malaria

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) on Monday launched a fumigation campaign in Al-Mualla district in Aden governorate of Yemen. The campaign has been launched to help Yemeni authorities fight the spread of dengue and malaria.
The five-day campaign is part of the center’s concerted efforts to combat diseases in the war-torn country.
The center launched an emergency response project in July to combat dengue fever and malaria. KSrelief teams will also help remove stagnant water in all of Aden’s directorates to get rid of mosquitoes.

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New truce in Abyan brings peace to southern Yemen

24/10/20

Forces from the pro-independence Southern Transitional Council (STC) said that they received similar orders from their commanders to end hostilities in Abyan. (Reuters/File Photo)

  • ilitary units loyal to the internationally recognized government received on Friday orders from the government to immediately put into place a truce
  • The Yemeni government and separatists have been at war during the past couple of years

AL-MUKALLA: Yemen’s soldiers and separatists agreed on Friday to put into place a “comprehensive and permanent” truce in the southern province of Abyan and other contested areas, local army commanders said on Saturday.

The fresh announcement about halting hostilities comes as Maeen Abdul Malik Saeed, prime minister-designate, is closing in on announcing the formation of a new shared government agreed under the Saudi-brokered Riyadh Agreement.

Military units loyal to the internationally recognized government received on Friday orders from the government to immediately put into place a truce, ending military alerts that have been in place in the province of Abyan for months.

“We have received orders to end combat standby state and put into place a comprehensive and permanent truce in the province,” a local government military officer in Abyan, who preferred to remain anonymous, told Arab News on Saturday. “It seems that the politicians in Riyadh reached an agreement,” the officer said, referring to the continuing new government consultation between Yemeni rivals.

Forces from the pro-independence Southern Transitional Council (STC) said that they received similar orders from their commanders to end hostilities in Abyan.

The Yemeni government and separatists have been at war during the past couple of years.

Aimed at ending the STC’s unilateral self rule in southern provinces, the government launched a military offensive in May in Abyan that has claimed the lives of dozens on both sides.

In July, Saudi Arabia, which brokered the Riyadh Agreement in late 2019, proposed a new mechanism for accelerating the implementation of the agreement which led to Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi mandating Maeen Abdul Malik Saeed to form a new government and the naming of a new governor and chief of security for Aden.

On the ground, the Kingdom has deployed military officers to monitor a truce between the rivals and the implementation of military and security arrangements under the deal.

The premier-designate is putting the final touches on his consultations with Yemeni parties on a new government as major ministries were distributed between Yemen’s big and small parties, two sources told Arab News on Saturday.

“A new government might see light this week as combat forces will simultaneously pull out of contested areas and join fighting against the Houthis,” a senior STC source in Riyadh, said preferring anonymity.

Military and security arrangements under the deal, such as the STC withdrawal of military units from Aden, the country’s interim capital, and Abyan, have long blocked the formation of a new government as the legitimate government insists on the implementation of the security and military side of the agreement before announcing the agreement.

To end the impasse, the rivals agreed to announce the government this week, coinciding with the withdrawal of forces from Aden and Abyan, sources told Arab News.

Government and STC sources in Riyadh said that under the current consultations, Yemen’s president would pick names for four “sovereign” ministries — defense, interior, finance and foreign affairs.

The STC was given the ministries of transport, social affairs and labor, civil service and insurance, agricultural and fisheries, as well as the ministry of public works and highways.

The remaining ministries were distributed between the General People’s Congress that has ruled Yemen for three decades, the Islamist Islah Party, the Socialist Party, the Islamist Rashad Party and Hadramout Inclusive Conference.

Reacting to the news of a new government announcement and the halt of hostilities in their province, people in the contested areas in Abyan voiced hope that the factions would this time become serious and end fighting in their areas. “We are tired of fighting. We want to return to our normal life,” a man from Abyan’s Shouqra, who asked to remain anonymous, told Arab News.

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Saudi aid agency provides PCR devices to Yemen

Time: 03 October 2020  

The devices will reportedly be used novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in Marib, Al-Mahrah, Shabwah, Socotra, and Al-Wadiah Port governorates. (SPA)
  • The delivery was made in accordance with directives issued by King Salman

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) announced that it has delivered five PCR devices to the Yemeni Ministry of Health’s National Program for Drug Supply.
The devices will reportedly be used novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in Marib, Al-Mahrah, Shabwah, Socotra, and Al-Wadiah Port governorates.
The delivery was made in accordance with directives issued by King Salman.
KSRelief is also providing aid to people affected by the floods in Sudan. The center distributed tents and cartons of dates in numerous governorates, benefiting 4,872 individuals.

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Saudi clinics treat over 16,000 patients in Hodeidah

Time: 06 September 2020

KSRelief has implemented 344 health projects in Yemen. (SPA)
  • Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts exerted through KSRelief have reached 45 countries to date, through 1,062 projects, most allocated to Yemen

HODEIDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center’s (KSRelief ) emergency nutritional medical clinics continue to serve Yemenis in Hodeidah governorate in partnership with Taybah Foundation for Development. During the month of August, more than 16,800 patients benefited from the project. The diagnostic laboratory received 4,219 people during the month. A total of 13,300 people were provided with medications for different ailments. The center is also working on a water and sanitation project in Al- Khawkhah district in Hodeidah.

During August, the project supplied 1,271,000 liters of drinking water to the district.

A similar project is also underway in the Hajjah governorate to ensure smooth water supply benefiting more than 6,320 people. Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts exerted through KSRelief have reached 45 countries to date, through 1,062 projects, most allocated to Yemen.

KSRelief has implemented 344 health projects in Yemen carried out in coordination with the high relief committee of the Yemeni Health Ministry and local and international partners.

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Deal signed to empower Yemeni women

31/08/20

Al-Jaber said that the agreement was the first to be signed between the SDRPY and a development foundation headed by a Yemeni woman. (SPA)

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Saudi Arabia supports Yemeni women in reproductive health

Time: 29 August, 2020

Saudi aid center has provided treatment services for more than 58,500 Yemeni women in reproductive health. (SPA)
  • UNFPA seeks to fund maternity facilities and health centers by helping pregnant women ensure a safe delivery, so that their children can be healthy and stable

RIYADH: The UN Population Fund (UNFPA), with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), has provided, since the beginning of 2020, treatment services for more than 58,500 Yemeni women in reproductive health.
UNFPA seeks to fund maternity facilities and health centers by helping pregnant women ensure a safe delivery, so that their children can be healthy and stable.
This initiative is part of the support provided by the Kingdom, represented by KSRelief, to UNFPA with the aim of promoting the health of women and children in Yemen and various countries around the world.

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24,243 injured Yemenis treated under Saudi-run health program

Time: 24 August, 2020

KSRelief provides diagnostic services, surgical facilities, rehabilitation and provision of necessary medications. (SPA)
  • Housing, food, and other humanitarian projects are being carried out throughout the war-torn country too

RIYADH: A total of 24,243 Yemenis had so far received treatment for their injuries as part of a Saudi health program launched in May 2015, figures have revealed.

The project, run through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), aims to ensure patients get necessary treatment within Yemen while critical cases are transferred to health facilities in Saudi Arabia and other neighboring countries.

The center has provided treatment for 9,729 Yemenis in government and private hospitals in the south of the Kingdom, referred several critical cases for advanced medical care at facilities in the Riyadh and Makkah regions, and transported 815 people for treatment in Jordan, Sudan, and India.

KSRelief offers diagnostic services, surgical facilities, and rehabilitation while providing necessary medication.

It has also launched artificial limb centers in Aden, Marib, and Taiz for the victims of land mines planted by the Iranian-backed Houthis. Work on another center is underway in the Seiyun governorate.

In addition, the aid organization has provided training for 5,138 Yemeni cadres at the centers.

Housing, food, and other humanitarian projects are being carried out throughout the war-torn country too.

KSRelief has also signed 10 contracts with private hospitals in the Yemeni governorates of Aden, Taiz, Seiyun, and Mukalla to provide treatment, diagnosis, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, and follow-up services for 9,014 injured Yemenis.

And Saudi Arabia has launched several programs to combat dengue, cholera, and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Yemen.

KSRelief has implemented 344 health projects in Yemen carried out in coordination with the high relief committee of the Yemeni Health Ministry and local and international partners.

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Saudi Arabia in bid to develop Yemen sports sector

24/08/20

The plan is to renovate the hall and provide it with the latest sports equipment. (SPA)

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