KSRelief sends plane loads of aid to Sudan amid floods and COVID-19 pandemic

Time: 15 September 2020

Flood water fills a ditch in the ancient royal city at the archaeological site of Meroe, in the Sudanese al-Bajrawia area in the River Nile State, 200Km north of the capital, on September 9, 2020. – The ancient complex of Meroe, capital of the powerful Meroitic Empire lasting from 350 BCE to 350 CE, extends over 1500 Km in the Nile valley. It is composed of the necropolis of Kushite royalty with its renowned pyramids, as well as the royal city which hosted palaces, temples and administration, and that was threatened by the severe flooding of the Nile river that induced a country-wide state of emergency. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP)
  • KSRelief sends planes filled with aid to Sudan

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has sent planes to Sudan filled with aid, including equipment to provide shelter, as well as medical and food supplies for affected regions and provinces hit by the recent flooding.

In addition, the Kingdom continued its support to Sudan to face the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by sending a plane carrying 105 tons of medical supplies.

Dr Afaf Al-Nahas, Director General of the National Fund for Medical Supplies in Sudan, praised the Kingdom’s initiatives and its enthusiasm to share the Sudanese society concerns, and participate in its programs.

In addition, she praised the efforts of Saudi Arabia and its continued support to Sudan and its people, assuring that the shipment of medicines offered by the Kingdom is currently the best support to the Sudanese Ministry of Health, in order to continue fighting the pandemic in the Capital and in various provinces.

Finally, she expressed her thanks to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy prime minister and defense minister, for their continuous efforts to help humanity around the globe, in line with the Kingdom’s tradition in helping humans with no exceptions.

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KSrelief Calls on International Community to Take Immediate Action on Safer Oil Tanker Issue

Time: 14  September 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) calls upon the United Nations and the rest of the international community to take urgent and immediate action to contain the risk of the explosion or sinking of the Safer oil tanker. The tanker, which is anchored at a distance of 4.8 nautical miles off Ras Isa Port in the Al Hudaydah Governorate, is carrying more than a million and a half barrels of crude oil, and is at risk of creating a major oil spill in the Red Sea – an event which would cause a major environmental disaster in Yemen and other countries with Red Sea coastlines. Thus far, the Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen who control the area where the tanker is located, have ignored all international pleas and warnings about the potentially catastrophic oil spill; they have repeatedly refused either to perform necessary maintenance on the tanker themselves or to allow a team of international experts to access it and take steps to avoid disaster.

KSrelief noted in a recent statement that the condition of the Safer oil tanker has reached a critical state of degradation, and that the situation is a threat to all Red Sea countries, particularly Yemen. The center added that the aging tanker is at risk of exploding at any time due to the ongoing lack of the performance of critical maintenance since the Houthi coup. In addition to the real possibility of an imminent explosion, the overall deterioration of the tanker’s pipe system and other equipment and the disruption of its firefighting system make the condition of the tanker even more precarious, and more dangerous. The degradation of the tanker’s pipes and other infrastructure, if left unaddressed, will cause inert gases and crude oil to leak, spilling the huge cargo of crude oil directly into the Red Sea; from there, it will spread into the Bab al-Mandab Strait and into the Arabian Sea.  Not only will large-scale destruction of the marine environment result in the isolation of more than 115 Red Sea islands, such a catastrophic spill would also effectively end the ability of island residents to live and work there.

The KSrelief statement stressed upon the urgent need for comprehensive maintenance of the tanker, immediate intervention to oblige the militias to allow UN technical team to carry out this maintenance, and to enable technical and engineering teams to unload the crude oil as soon as possible and in an environmentally acceptable manner.

KSrelief calls upon the international humanitarian community, including UN organizations and agencies, to take a stand against this serious environmental threat to Red Sea coastal populations in order to save lives and livelihoods, but also to avoid the potential disruption of aid delivery to Yemen by sea, which is an important method for getting aid to many parts of the country.

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Saudi clinics treat over 16,000 patients in Hodeidah

Time: 06 September 2020

KSRelief has implemented 344 health projects in Yemen. (SPA)
  • Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts exerted through KSRelief have reached 45 countries to date, through 1,062 projects, most allocated to Yemen

HODEIDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center’s (KSRelief ) emergency nutritional medical clinics continue to serve Yemenis in Hodeidah governorate in partnership with Taybah Foundation for Development. During the month of August, more than 16,800 patients benefited from the project. The diagnostic laboratory received 4,219 people during the month. A total of 13,300 people were provided with medications for different ailments. The center is also working on a water and sanitation project in Al- Khawkhah district in Hodeidah.

During August, the project supplied 1,271,000 liters of drinking water to the district.

A similar project is also underway in the Hajjah governorate to ensure smooth water supply benefiting more than 6,320 people. Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts exerted through KSRelief have reached 45 countries to date, through 1,062 projects, most allocated to Yemen.

KSRelief has implemented 344 health projects in Yemen carried out in coordination with the high relief committee of the Yemeni Health Ministry and local and international partners.

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KSRelief launches training initiative for Yemeni women

Time: 04 September 2020

ADEN: Saudi Arabia’s aid organization has joined forces with the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief (BCHR) to launch a training initiative for Yemeni women heads of household and orphans.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center will help coordinate the vocational sessions as part of the Seed of Safety project in Aden.
The scheme will include various training programs covering sewing, embroidery, the making of pastry, sweets, incense, and perfume, along with photography and montage. It will take place over two months, followed by the launch of 50 small projects in Aden and west coast areas.

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