KSrelief Signs Agreement to Implement Vocational Training Project for Yemen Youth

Time: 12 November 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) recently signed a joint agreement with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to implement a Vocational Training and Business Skills Support for Youth Project in Yemen for a total cost of USD 3 million.

The agreement was signed virtually by KSrelief’s Assistant Supervisor General of Operations and Programs, Eng. Ahmed Al Baiz, and a UNDP Representative, Mr. Auke Lootsma. 

Under this agreement, youth and women will be able to acquire professional, technical and commercial skills by participating in vocational and professional training courses. Subjects include life and economic skills, and 910 young men and women are expected to join the program in the governorates of Hadramawt, Dhamar, Ibb and Lahij.

This agreement comes as a continuation of ongoing relief efforts being provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.

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KSrelief Hands Over a Dialysis Center to the Ministry of Health of Somalia

Time: 02 November 2020

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA: Today, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) handed over a dialysis center building at Banaadir Hospital in  Mogadishu, Somalia, to the country’s Ministry of Health.

At the Ministry of Health’s request, the building will be used as a temporary facility for examining and treating cases of COVID-19. The assistance is being provided by the government of Saudi Arabia to alleviate the suffering of Somalis during the pandemic.

The handing-over ceremony was attended by a number of officials, including Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Somalia, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Ghani Khayat, the Head of KSrelief’s Branch Office in Africa, Saad Muhanna Al Sweed, Representative of the Somali Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdul Razzaq Yusef Jalaluddin, Director of the Arab Affairs Department at Somalia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mustafa Adam Daqal, Director of Banaadir Maternity and Pediatrics Hospital in Mogadishu, Dr. Ferton Sherif Mohamed, Director of the Dialysis Center, Dr. Muhammad Osman Muhammad, Director of KSrelief’s Projects in Africa, Ibrahim Abdel Qader, and a number of other officials from the Somali Ministry of Health. Members of the local and international media were also present to mark the event.

After the handover, Saudi Ambassador Khayat told local and international media that the building would be used as a temporary headquarters for examining and treating people with COVID-19, and for quarantining critical health cases. He added that the gesture is in response to the Somali government’s request, and is a contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Somali people, and that once the pandemic is over, the dialysis center project would be completed and the facility used for its original purpose..

Somali Ministry of Health Representative Dr. Jalaluddin expressed his thanks and appreciation to the leadership and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who have never hesitated to extend a helping hand to the Somali people in times of need. He also thanked KSrelief, adding that the center had implemented many projects in Somalia on behalf of the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia has implemented many relief and development projects in the Federal Republic of Somalia, particularly in the country’s education, health and WASH sectors.

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KSrelief Distributes Dates in Taiz and Lahij

Time: 29 October 2020

TAIZ, YEMEN: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) recently distributed dates to people in need in the Taiz and Lahij governorates.

On 24 October, 7,500 boxes of dates were distributed to 7,500 families, including IDPs and others in need in the districts of Salh, Al Reef and Al Qahirah in Taiz. Another 5,500 boxes were provided to 5,500 families in the districts of Al Maqatirah, Zaryqah Al Sham and Al Turbah in Lahij.

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KSrelief Distributes Food and Shelter Aid in Yemen

Time: 28 October 2020

YEMEN: On 25 October, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) recently distributed dates, food baskets and shelter support to families in need of assistance in Al Hudaydah, Lahij, Hajjah, and Al Mahrah.

A total of 2,004 boxes of dates were distributed to 2,004 IDP and other families in need in the district of Hays in Al Hudaydah; 3,000 boxes of dates were distributed to 3,000 families in the district of Aqan in Lahij.

Also, 7,056 food baskets (754.9 tons) were provided to 18,685 vulnerable families in 15 areas in the districts of Midi, Harad and Abs in Lahij. Shelter aid consisting of 20 tents, 80 blankets, and 40 rugs also was provided to 120 IDPs in the Al Masilah district of Al Mahrah.

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KSrelief Signs Joint Agreement for a School Kits Project for Children in Sudan

Time: 26 October 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) signed a joint agreement yesterday to implement a project in Sudan entitled “Provision of School Kits for Children in Sudan”. The agreement was signed virtually by Eng. Ahmed Al Baiz, KSrelief’s Assistant Supervisor General of Operations and Programs, at KSrelief headquarters in Riyadh.

The agreement aims to provide educational aid and school enrollment support for the children of poor and crisis-affected families in schools in the city of Port Sudan in the Red Sea State. It also aims to contribute to motivating these children to continue their education. The project will benefit 1,500 children.

This agreement comes within the efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, to support Sudan’s education sector and help to limit factors leading to increased student dropout rates.

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KSrelief Distributes Food and Shelter Aid in Yemen

26/10/20

YEMEN: On 25 October, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) recently distributed dates, food baskets and shelter support to families in need of assistance in Al Hudaydah, Lahij, Hajjah, and Al Mahrah.

A total of 2,004 boxes of dates were distributed to 2,004 IDP and other families in need in the district of Hays in Al Hudaydah; 3,000 boxes of dates were distributed to 3,000 families in the district of Aqan in Lahij.

Also, 7,056 food baskets (754.9 tons) were provided to 18,685 vulnerable families in 15 areas in the districts of Midi, Harad and Abs in Lahij. Shelter aid consisting of 20 tents, 80 blankets, and 40 rugs also was provided to 120 IDPs in the Al Masilah district of Al Mahrah.

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KSrelief’s MASAM Teams Continue to Deactivate Explosive Devices in Yemen

Time: 21 October 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: During the second week of October 2020, MASAM project teams from King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) deactivated a total of 1,413 explosive devices, including 263 anti-vehicle mines, 41 improvised explosive devices and 1,109 pieces of unexploded ordnance. Since the project began in June 2018, MASAM teams have deactivated a total of 192,467 Houthi militia-planted devices.

Militia groups have deployed more than a million explosive devices in populated areas throughout Yemen during the ongoing conflict there. These devices have killed and wounded many innocent civilians and remain a serious threat to the safety and security of Yemen.

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The Emergency Center for Epidemic Disease Control in Hajjah Continues to Provide Services

18/10/20

HAJJAH, YEMEN: The Emergency Center for Epidemic Disease Control continues to provide treatment services for beneficiaries in the Hajjah governorate, with the support of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) in cooperation with the Taybah Foundation for Development.

From 1 to 7 October 2020, 662 patients were seen in the registration and sorting department, 148 in the observation department, and 31 in inpatient services. The epidemic disease clinic saw 662 patients, and the health education and awareness department had 475 visitors. Prescriptions were provided by the pharmacy to 674 patients. Medical referral system services were provided for 3 patients, and 5 waste disposal activities were completed.

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KSrelief Provides 37,000 Boxes of Dates to Hadramawt

Time: 13 October 2020

HADRAMAWT, YEMEN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) recently launched the distribution of 37,000 boxes of dates to various districts in Yemen’s Hadramawt governorate. The governorate’s Assistant Undersecretary for Valley and Desert Affairs, Engineer Hisham Muhammad Al Saidi, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people during the ongoing crisis in their country.

The Director General of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor office, Dr. Abdullah Bagham, expressed the office and civil society organizations’ pride in the effective partnerships with KSrelief which contribute to serving the local community, including IDPs.

KSrelief has implemented more than 400 impartial, multisectoral humanitarian initiatives across Yemen, alleviating the suffering of millions of people in need.

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KSrelief Continues to Distribute Urgent Aid for Sudan Flood Victims

Time: 10 October 2020

KHARTOUM, SUDAN: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) continues to distribute food and shelter aid to flood victims in Sudan as part of an ongoing airlift initiative sponsored by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In a recent shipment, 74.9 tons of food baskets were distributed to provide nutritional assistance to 4,500 people in the Derdeb area of the Red Sea state.

This aid comes within the framework of an ongoing relief program to people affected by recent flooding in various parts of Sudan.

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