KSRelief, UN officials discuss global relief projects

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Time: February 28, 2019  

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), meets Norwegian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Audun Halvorsen in Geneva. (SPA)
  • KSRelief chief Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah met with UN and European officials in Geneva

GENEVA: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), met on Wednesday with the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, Mark Lowcock, on the sidelines of the International Conference of Donor Countries in Yemen at the UN headquarters in Geneva.
During the meeting, Al-Rabeeah reviewed the center’s contribution to countries in need.
The two discussed ways of enhancing cooperation in humanitarian and relief work in countries affected by wars and natural disasters. They also discussed coordination between regional and international bodies and organizations.
The two sides tackled the strategic partnership between the center and the various bodies of the UN, namely the relationship between KSRelief and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Lowcock said that he valued the contribution of the Kingdom in Yemen’s humanitarian plan and its efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.
Also on Wednesday, Al-Rabeeah met with Norwegian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Audun Halvorsen.
Al-Rabeeah briefed Halvorsen on the relief and humanitarian aid being provided by the center to 42 countries around the world.
On Tuesday, Al-Rabeeah met with the EU commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management, Christos Stylianides, in Geneva.
Al-Rabeeah briefed the EU commissioner on the efforts of the Kingdom through the center, helping various countries, especially Yemen, as well as Syrian and Yemeni refugees.
The two sides discussed the means to enhance joint cooperation and serve those affected by crises around the world.
They also discussed ways to enhance constructive cooperation between KSRelief and the commission to promote joint humanitarian work, especially in training, capacity building and exchange of experts, as well as the possibility of implementing joint humanitarian programs.
Stylianides praised the work of KSRelief in helping countries around the world and supporting humanitarian and relief efforts.

This article was first published in Arab News

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