Five years of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center projects in Yemen

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Time: 17 July, 2020

The projects aim to empower orphans’ families economically by providing training and professional sessions for adult orphans. (SPA)

JEDDAH: The “Seed of Safety” project launched by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in Yemen is the latest to help the Yemeni people. From March 22, 2020, to March 22, 2021, 600 fatherless children and the 100 women who provide for them will benefit.
The project offers multisectoral humanitarian support, such as food baskets and health and psychological services, as well as economic projects, and professional and vocational training. The project also provides educational support for the children.
Starting on July 15, 2015, in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the year-long emergency provision of livelihood inputs’ project for internally displaced Yemenis and host communities in the governorates affected by the humanitarian crisis benefited 554,486 individuals.
The project aimed to help farmers through the provision of agricultural inputs and access to fishery resources, as well as the installation of solar panel pumps for farmers who do not have the fuel to pump water for irrigation and for their animals.
In cooperation with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the project to protect the human rights civil society and provide psychological and social support for victims was implemented from Jan. 1, 2015, until Jan. 1, 2016.
Benefiting 3,704 individuals, the project helped local civil society organizations to gather, document and archive information related to human rights violations, in order to protect human rights victims in domestic and international services.
In cooperation with the UN Population Fund, the center implemented a project to save the lives of vulnerable sections of society from Jan. 9, 2015, until Feb. 29, 2016.
Benefiting 313,375 individuals, the project offered protection from gender-based violence, embodied by any act of physical, psychological or social violence, and provided health care.

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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).

KSRelief also implemented a project to support 100 fatherless children and their families, in cooperation with the International Yemeni Organization, from July 23, 2017, to April 23, 2018.
The project aimed to empower the families economically by presenting them with financial support and educational assistance.
The “You Are Not Alone” project implemented in cooperation with the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief from Jan. 12, 2018, to Jan. 12, 2019 aimed to protect fatherless families in Yemen, benefitting the families of 1,680 children. The project aimed to help the families economically by providing training and professional sessions for adults, providing psychological and health care for children and their families, and providing educational help that ensure their school attendance.
The center implemented a project from June 5, 2018, to Aug. 5, 2019 in cooperation with the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief to improve the lives of the 3,750 vulnerable women, young men and their families who benefited, and strengthen social resilience.
The project’s goal was to empower Yemenis economically through vocational and administrative training for beneficiaries, targeting women, young men, and the most vulnerable families.
KSRelief also implemented a rehabilitation project for child soldiers and children affected by the humanitarian crisis in Yemen from Sept. 9, 2017, to Aug. 1, 2019.
The objective of the project was to offer social and psychological help to child soldiers and children affected by the crisis, rehabilitating and reintegrating them into their societies.
The center also executed a project to help to integrate students displaced in host communities in the Lahij governorate, in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) from June 5, 2018 to Jan. 4, 2020, whereby 3,468 students and teachers benefited. The initiative rehabilitated schools and provided educational material, as well as by training teachers with the skills to deal with students socially and psychologically.

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