Time: 29 September 2020
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) signed today a USD 15 million joint cooperation agreement with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to implement a number of projects in Yemen. The projects, which will include the shelter, education and camp coordination sectors, will be implemented in the governorates of Ma’rib, Aden, Lahij and Hadramawt, and will assist 224,918 beneficiaries. The agreement, which was signed virtually, is being funded as part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s contribution to the UN Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan 2020.
Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of KSrelief, signed the agreement on behalf of the center, while IOM Director General, Mr. António Vitorino, signed on behalf of his organization.
The agreement aims to provide emergency assistance and response to internally displaced persons (IDPs), improving their access to educational services, supporting the continuity of these services, and helping Yemen’s education sector meet the needs of IDPs suffering from the effects of their displacement.
This agreement is just one way in which KSrelief is implementing vital aid projects in many countries, including Yemen, in partnership with the IOM. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, provides comprehensive, impartial assistance throughout Yemen and around the world, serving all in need through a wide range of humanitarian and relief projects.