Saudi Arabia’s prosthetics center puts smile on faces of Yemenis

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Time: 19 July, 2020

The center has helped 2,862 patients, as well as training and qualifying young Yemeni teams to take part in the project. (SPA)
  • Since it was founded in May 2015, KSRelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion

MARIB: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) prosthetics center in Marib governorate is helping Yemenis to rebuild their lives.
Between Jan. 1 and June 30, the center, set up in 2019, has helped 2,862 patients through it limb-fitting service, physical rehabilitation and physiotherapy, as well as training and qualifying young Yemeni teams to take part in the project.
Over the past few months the KSRelief team has helped Yemenis in need without discrimination.
Suhail, a child who came to the center suffering from a congenital anomaly, was provided with a device for his arched back as well as the medical care, physiotherapy and follow-up that he required to live a normal life.

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The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has implemented 489 projects in Yemen at a total cost of $3 billion. The projects cover health sector, food security, education, emergency communications, and water and environmental sanitation.

Ayed suffered from a problem in his foot that prevented him from going to school and playing with his friends. After visiting the center with his father, Ayed was fitted with an artificial limb to help him walk again.


Ali, a father of four children with disabilities, also sought the help of the center, which took care of his children and provided them with physiotherapy sessions.
Since it was founded in May 2015, KSRelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million) and Somalia ($192 million).

This article was first published in Arab News

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