KSrelief sends 6th batch of Saudi medical aid to help Palestinians battle COVID pandemic

Time: 16 February 2021

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has delivered a sixth batch of medical aid to help limit the spread of COVID-19 to the Palestinian health ministry. (SPA)

Health Minister Mai Al-Kaila thanked Saudi king and crown prince for helping the Palestinian people
The shipment was organized in cooperation with the Jordanian Hashemite Charitable Organization

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has delivered a sixth batch of medical aid to the Palestinian health ministry.
The shipment, organized in cooperation with the Jordanian Hashemite Charitable Organization, included medicines, equipment and other medical supplies to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
It was delivered by six convoys to the ministry via the Palestinian embassy in the Jordanian capital Amman, Palestinian Health Minister Mai Al-Kaila said. She thanked the Kingdom for its support, and praised King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and KSrelief for their efforts in sending aid to the Palestinian people.
KSrelief said: “This comes within the framework of the humanitarian aid provided by the Kingdom, through the center, to stand with brotherly and friendly countries and peoples in various crises and adversities.”

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KSrelief continues education projects in Burkina Faso

10/02/21

One of the programs implemented by KSrelief in partnership with the UNICEF is the Radio Education Program. (SPA)
Center is providing psychosocial support services to children in areas where schools are not available

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) is carrying out several programs in Burkina Faso to ensure child protection and enhance their access to basic education.
The number of direct beneficiaries of the program has reached 22,287 while 30,000 have benefited indirectly.
The center is providing psychosocial support services to children in areas where schools are not available.
One of the programs implemented by the center in partnership with the UNICEF is the Radio Education Program. The courses offered through the program target students aged between 10 and 17.
The number of students who benefited from the program has reached 11,600.
The program offers nine-month courses in various subjects. It mainly targets children living in the north central region of Burkina Faso and could not attend schools due to various reasons.
Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion.
The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).

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KSrelief teams perform 4 open-heart surgeries on children in Yemen

Time: 27 January 2021

The ‘Saudi Pulse’ program was launched in Yemen to provide healthcare to children belonging to low-income families. (SPA)

  • Under the program, the cost of the procedures and post-surgery care will be borne by the center

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center’s (KSrelief) medical teams on Tuesday performed four open-heart surgeries and two cardiac catheterizations on children in the Yemeni city of Mukalla.

The surgeries were part of the “Saudi Pulse” voluntary program launched in Yemen to provide medical assistance to children belonging to low-income families.

Under the program, the cost of the procedures and post-surgery care will be borne by the center.

In the Marib governorate of Yemen, the center launched a project to empower and support orphans.

The project aims to provide integrated care for the families of orphans. The program will ensure healthcare services and access to education for these orphans.

In November 2020, the center signed an agreement, worth more than $600,000, with the International War and Disaster Victims Protection Association to help Yemeni orphans in Aden, Al-Mahrah and Marib governorates.

Winter aid

The center distributed 2,171 winter bags among families in parts of Jordan. These bags were in addition to 4,342 blankets distributed among the 2,171 families.

Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion. The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).

KSrelief’s 1,367 projects and programs cover 54 different countries around the world.

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Saudi aid center continues projects in Sudan, Jordan, Yemen

Time: 20 January 2021

The center continues to implement its water and environmental sanitation project in Hodeidah governorate

KHARTOUM: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) launched on Monday a campaign in Sudan to combat blindness and the diseases that cause it. The launch took place in the presence of a delegation from the country’s Health Ministry, representatives from the Saudi Embassy in Sudan, and a KSrelief team.
The center’s volunteer medical team will check up on more than 15,000 patients, perform about 1,200 surgeries, and distribute 3,000 eyeglasses and medicines for cases that do not require surgery. The campaign aims to help low-income families and individuals who are unable to cover their treatment in Khartoum, Omdurman and Al-Kalakila.
In Jordan, KSrelief distributed 1,595 winter kits and 3,190 blankets to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, benefiting 8,035 individuals. Each kit contains jackets, sweaters, hats and other clothing in different sizes.
Meanwhile, KSrelief distributed more than 108 tons of food baskets to displaced people in Yemen’s Aden governorate, benefiting 6,060 individuals.

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Saudi aid center distributes over 21 tons of food in Sudan

Time: 12 January 2021

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  • KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) on Monday distributed over 21 tons of food baskets among 1,182 people in West Darfur State, Sudan.
Each food basket contains essential items for a family.
The center continues its relief projects in other countries such as Jordan and Yemen.
In Jordan, KSrelief distributed 1,565 winter bags and 3,130 blankets among 1,565 families.
The center is carrying out several projects to empower Yemenis. It is offering several training courses in different fields to help orphans and widows earn their livelihoods independently.
Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion. The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).
The humanitarian, relief and development activities of KSrelief extend to all needy countries of the world, including Arab and Islamic countries.
KSrelief’s 1,367 projects and programs cover 54 different countries around the world on all its continents.

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Saudi envoy reviews KSrelief efforts at Zaatari camp

02/01/21

Al-Rumaih witnessed the training and educational services provided by the center at the Zaatari camp. (SPA)

AMMAN: Dr. Issa bin Fahd Al-Rumaih, Saudi cultural attache to Jordan, reviewed the efforts of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) to support Syrian refugees at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
This came during Al-Rumaih’s visit to KSrelief’s center at the Zaatari camp and the KSrelief clinics. He was received by Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Huzaim, director of the center’s branch in Jordan.
Al-Rumaih witnessed the training and educational services provided by the center at the Zaatari camp, as well as KSrelief’s clinics’ medical and healthcare services.
KSrelief gives great importance to all its relief efforts, especially the educational and medical aspects for Syrian refugees, which are the most important to provide for and constantly develop.

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KSrelief Continues Al Khawkhah WASH Project

02/01/21

AL HUDAYDAH, YEMEN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) continues to implement a WASH sector project for inhabitants of Al Hudaydah’s Al Khawkhah district to provide clean water and protect the health of local residents.

From 10 – 16 December, the project pumped 291,000 liters of safe drinking water into holding tanks, and 192,000 liters were provided for other household uses. Other components of the project include the collection and transportation of solid waste to local landfills in the district, and maintenance services. Fourteen insect-spraying campaigns were also conducted to combat local disease vectors, and 88 hygiene kits were distributed.

KSrelief has implemented more than 500 impartial, multisector projects to help the Yemeni people during the ongoing conflict in their country.

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Relief work helps displaced Yemenis with education

02/01/21

Saudi aid agency and the IOM have signed a joint agreement to provide humanitarian support to vulnerable communities in Yemen. (SPA)
  • KSrelief seeks to provide displaced Yemeni families with aid and basic needs to alleviate their suffering

RIYADH: Work to help displaced Yemeni children continue their education and return to school is continuing through the joint efforts of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The support has helped 8,500 students to return to class, in addition to 750 teaching and administrative staff, in various provinces.
KSrelief and the IOM have signed a joint agreement to provide shelter, essential items, camp management and education support to vulnerable communities in the governorates of Marib, Aden, Lahj and Hadramout. These efforts benefit 224,918 people as part of the $15 million Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen 2020.
It is part of the organizations’ response to crises in conflict zones and within their support framework for Arab states to meet their needs in times of crisis. It is also part of the work being carried out by KSrelief in partnership with the IOM in several countries including Yemen.

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

28/12/20

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: During the third week of December 2020, MASAM project teams from King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) deactivated a total of 1,346 explosive devices, including 26 antipersonnel mines, 180 anti-vehicle mines, 4 improvised explosive devices and 1,136 pieces of unexploded ordnance. Since the project began in June 2018, MASAM teams have deactivated a total of 205,853 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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KSrelief distributes over 562 tons of food in Yemen

Time: 30 December 2020

A total of 9,627 people benefited from the food aid. (SPA)

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) on Tuesday distributed over 562 tons of food items among the internally displaced Yemenis in Hajjah governorate.
A total of 9,627 people benefited from the food aid.
The center’s health teams, meanwhile, continued field visits to schools in Aden governorate as part of a campaign to address the issue of malnutrition among Yemeni children and educational staff.
During the month of December, 11,128 people benefited from various services such as psychiatry and community health.
Since the launch of the program in October, a total of 44,000 students and teachers have benefited from the services provided by the center.
The center recently signed an agreement worth $4 million to support nutrition programs for children under five, pregnant and breastfeeding women in seven Yemeni governorates.
The project will benefit 437, 179 individuals. Under the agreement, health facilities will be built and equipped with modern machinery. The center will also help the Yemeni authorities operate nutrition clinics, mobile teams and provide them with medical supplies and training in this regard.

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