Time: 29 May, 2020
YEMEN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) has recently implemented a number of medical sector health and preventive care programs as part of the preliminary implementation of a project called “Seed of Safety”. This initiative will provide health care services and other benefits to some 600 orphans and their families living in the governorates of Aden, Ma’rib, Sana’a, Al Bayda, Al Jawf and the West Coast. The project is being carried out in cooperation with the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief.
Project Manager Iman Al Zubairi stated that Eid gifts (“Kiswa”) were also provided to orphans to help them celebrate the occasion of Eid Al Fitr. Distribution of the gifts was made according to safety protocols to protect beneficiaries from the COVID-19 virus.
KSrelief has provided a number of projects targeting orphans and their families in Yemen, including the “My Skills My Livelihood” project in 2018; this program provided training marketable skills to household breadwinners to help them provide for their families. The “You are not Alone” project in 2019 provided additional protection and support to the families of orphans. And now in 2020, the “Seed of Safety” project is providing even more care for this vulnerable group.
The programs provide training for 250 orphans in vocational and life skills, homes and shelter aid for internally-displaced families of orphans, educational support and school attendance monitoring, recreational activities, regular healthcare for 600 orphans, monthly food assistance, and money-earning skills training for adult family members.
KSrelief continues to provide impartial, comprehensive assistance to crisis-affected people in Yemen and around the world.