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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Saudi groups step up Yemen relief role

Time: 27 June, 2020

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  • The joint technical team reviews the international community’s efforts to develop Yemen and to discuss measures taken to limit the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic

RIYADH: The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided Yemen with kidney dialysis machines with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief). It will benefit 2,400 patients at a rate of 150,000 kidney dialysis sessions.
KSRelief has, since its inception to date, implemented 477 health sector projects in all of Yemen’s governorates.
The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has set up a joint technical team with the UN Development Program to work with the internationally recognized Yemeni government. SPA Riyadh
It followed a meeting between Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen and SDRPY supervisor general, Mohammed bin Saeid Al-Jabir, and deputy resident representative, Nahid Hussein, in the presence of SDRPY experts and specialists. The aim is to set up development priorities according to Yemen’s current situation. The joint technical team reviews the international community’s efforts to develop Yemen and to discuss measures taken to limit the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and mitigate its economic, health and social impact, on Yemen.
Its work also takes into account the role and significance of development and reconstruction and their implications on the country’s economic recovery.

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EU raps Houthis for targeting Saudi civilians

Time: 26 June, 2020

Armed Yemeni men hold their weapons as they gather in the capital Sanaa to show their support to the Houthis. (File/AFP)

BRUSSELS: The EU has condemned Houthis for targeting civilians, after a spokesperson said Saudi Arabia was targeted by drones and ballistic missile attacks earlier this week.
The condemnation follows an increase in fighting in Yemen, where civilians, including children, continue to bear the brunt of the violence.
All attacks against civilians are unacceptable, said the EU spokesperson.
The latest cross-border attack is contrary to the efforts of a UN special envoy to mediate a cease-fire and resume political negotiations, he said.

The EU reiterated its call for all sides to enter political talks through the UN and said it continues to support the efforts of the UN special envoy.

Meanwhile, the Arab Parliament strongly condemned repeated attacks by Houthi militias on the Kingdom.

It called on the UN to “oblige the Houthis to stop these cowardly aggressive actions targeting civilians and civilian objects in Saudi Arabia.”

In a resolution, the parliament held the Iranian regime fully responsible for its flagrant violation of UN Security Council resolutions and its continued supply of smart weapons, ballistic missiles and drones to Houthi militias, with the aim of destabilizing regional security and perpetuating chaos in Yemen.

The parliament highlighted the need to follow the Riyadh agreement, signed between the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council in November 2019.

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Saudi Arabia delivers third batch of aid to Yemen to confront COVID-19

Time: 07 June, 2020

KSRelief also distributed urgent sheltering materials in Al-Mahrah governorate, including tents, blankets and rugs. (SPA)
  • KSRelief also distributed urgent sheltering materials in Al-Mahrah governorate, including tents, blankets and rugs. (SPA)

SEIYUN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) delivered the third batch of medical aid to the Yemeni Ministry of Health to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in various governorates of Yemen.
The center also delivered aid provided by the Chinese government to Yemen to combat the virus, in coordination with the forces of the Arab coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen.
KSRelief also distributed urgent sheltering materials in Al-Mahrah governorate, including tents, blankets and rugs. Yemeni officials thanked KSRelief for the rapid response to the families affected by the torrential rains in the region.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Program for Development and Reconstruction of Yemen, alongside of Yemeni government, took part in efforts to bring life back to normal in Aden, the provisional capital of the country, following torrential rains and destructive flash floods that disrupted roads, traffic, and cut off a power station in Al-Hasswa district. More than 38,00 beneficiaries have taken advantage of the program on the first day.

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Saudi Arabia extends mine-clearance project in Yemen

Time: 06 June, 2020

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  • The project is one of several initiatives undertaken by Saudi Arabia, on the directive of King Salman

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has extended a contract for a landmine-clearance project in Yemen for 1 year at a cost of $30 million.
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.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of KSRelief, said that the renewal of the contract is part of the center’s humanitarian responsibility to the Yemeni people.
The project is important in clearing landmines made by Houthi militias that target civilians, causing permanent injuries, chronic disabilities and loss of life, he said.

Al-Rabeeah said that the Saudi mine-clearing work will offer Yemeni people future security.

The project is one of several initiatives undertaken by the Kingdom, on the directive of King Salman, to help ease the suffering of Yemeni people, he added.

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Houthis reject Yemeni government offer to cooperate against COVID-19

Time: 03 June, 2020

Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik said the government had initially agreed to a UN proposal for both sides to cooperate. (File/AFP)
  • The Houthis have escalated the violence in the country despite a raging health crisis, the prime minister said

DUBAI: The Houthi militia has repeatedly dismissed the Yemeni government’s efforts for a coordinated response against the coronavirus pandemic, state news agency Saba reported.
Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik said the government had initially agreed to a UN proposal for both sides to cooperate in tackling the outbreak, but the Houthis refused to cooperate.
Instead, Abdulmalik said, the Houthis have escalated the violence in the country despite a raging health crisis.

The prime minister was speaking with Niel Annen, the German Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office.
Both officials discussed the results of the pledging conference which Saudi Arabia has lead to raise funds for Yemen.
Germany has pledged $141.1 million in support of war-torn Yemen.

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$10.5m project to fight malaria in Yemen

Time: 28 May, 2020

KSRelief will distribute 1,500 pumps to spray affected areas. (SPA)
  • Malaria has caused suffering and death in Yemen for years
  • KSRelief aims to drastically reduce the spread of the disease

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is leading a $10.5 million fight against the life-threatening disease malaria in Yemen.

The 18-month project, being carried out by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), will help to protect 7 million Yemenis from the parasitical infection spread by mosquitoes.

Malaria has caused suffering and death in Yemen for years, particularly among children and pregnant women in coastal areas.

Through more than 50 initiatives in affected provinces throughout the country, KSRelief aims to drastically reduce the spread of the disease.

The executive program includes providing drugs for patients with moderate and severe malaria symptoms and boosting the WHO and Yemeni government’s medicine stocks to deal with any outbreaks.

The Saudi center is also working to provide hospitals and health care centers with the necessary laboratory equipment and consumables for diagnosing malaria, while distributing pesticide-saturated mosquito nets to 1,300,000 refugees, and 1,500 automatic pumps to spray affected areas, houses, schools, and markets with pesticides to control mosquitoes.

In addition, KSRelief has offered specialist equipment for identifying the genetic mutation of parasites, larvae and mosquitoes and locating areas where insecticide-resistant mosquitoes and larvae reproduce. Health awareness is a key part of the project too, with more than 3,500 health cadres undertaking skills training through one of Yemen’s largest programs of its kind.

WHO specialists have been assigned to oversee the project and support Yemen’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) by sending Yemeni cadres abroad for six months to acquire specialized diplomas, which will contribute to the scheme’s sustainability and raise the efficiency of its workers.

The executive project is also working to establish two centers to treat severe malaria cases along with seven central hospitals and provide them with diagnostic and treatment gear, medicines, and medical supplies for malaria cases.

Similarly, the project is supporting the Health Ministry’s NMCP by sending 10 of its doctors on intensive specialized training in neighboring countries.

Several initiatives and preventive measures aimed at combating the dengue epidemic in Yemen are underway as part of the aid project, such as the distribution of medicines and medical supplies.

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Saudi aid agency continues projects in Yemen, Jordan

Time: 27 May, 2020

Saudi Arabia is a major provider of aid in Yemen. (SPA)

AMMAN: The prosthetics center in Yemen’s Marib governorate continued to provide medical services and prosthetic limbs to Yemenis mutilated by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia. Funded by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), the center benefited 1,724 persons with 4,318 services between January and April.

Some 119 prosthetic limbs were fitted to 119 patients, 44 orthotic cosmetic limbs were fitted to 28 patients, and 181 prosthetic measurement services were implemented for 178 patients.

Meanwhile, the health care facilities sponsored by KSRelief at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan continued providing medical services.

Recently, internal medicine clinics received 14 patients, pediatric centers worked with 53 patients, emergency treatment rushed to assist 29 patients, dental clinics treated 8 patients and women’s clinics also received 49 patients. The ear, nose and throat clinic also received patients suffering from such conditions as infections of the sinuses, pharynx, tonsils and middle ear.

KSRelief also continued the implementation of its water supply and environmental sanitation project in Al-Khawkhah district of the Hodeidah governorate in Yemen.

In one week, approximately 337,000 liters of safe drinking water and 393,000 liters of water for other purposes were pumped into tanks, benefiting thousands of families.

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