Saudi aid agency continues humanitarian work worldwide

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Time: September 01, 2019

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King Salman Relief Center distributes food baskets in Haradh and Hiran districts of Hajjah governorate, Yemen. (SPA)

 

BEIRUT: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) delivered in Beirut three ambulances with medical equipment for a project to support Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

The delivery took place in the presence of Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari and Lebanese officials.

Meanwhile KSRelief, in cooperation with Al-Khair Coalition for Humanitarian Relief, distributed 18 tents, 95 blankets and 35 rugs to those affected by the Dhanna camp fire in Yemen’s Marib governorate, benefiting 108 people from 18 displaced families.

KSRelief also distributed 847 food baskets, benefiting 4,000 people, in Yemen’s Al-Hajjah governorate.

The center launched an agricultural project in Yemen’s Lahij governorate that will provide temporary jobs for 80 unemployed people, allowing them to generate income and improve their families’ living conditions.

KSRelief delivered 260 tons of dates to the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) to needy people in Honduras. The center also delivered 260 tons of dates to the WFP for distribution in Nicaragua.

Over two decades, Saudi Arabia has spent $87 billion in humanitarian aid to 81 countries. According to a KSRelief report, since 2014 more than 1,011 humanitarian aid programs worth $3.5 billion have benefitted 44 countries, primarily Yemen, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Iraq.

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