KSrelief Team Delivers 100 Tons of Food Aid to Niger

Time: 15 December 2020

NIGER: Today, a field team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) delivered 100 tons of food aid to flood-affected residents of Niger. The delivery ceremony was attended by a representative from Niger’s Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sherif Kaka, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Niger, Turki bin Naji Al Ali, a delegate from the Saudi Ministry of Finance, and the visiting KSrelief team. The ceremony was held at the warehouses of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management in the Niger capital, Niamey. The food aid will be distributed to the cities of Tahoua, Moradi, Zinder and Diffa, and will provide urgent nutritional assistance to 18,627 people.

Ambassador Al Ali explained that the aid was being provided as a result of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s commitment to providing humanitarian relief to people in need around the world. He also lauded the strong ties between Saudi Arabia and Niger.

Mr. Kaka expressed his thanks and appreciation to the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, for providing urgent food aid to Niger flood victims, a gesture which, he said, underscored the Kingdom’s role as a leading global humanitarian donor.

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Mona Obaid, medical director for KSA at Eli Lilly and Co

Time:15 December 2020

Mona Obaid

Dr. Mona Talib Obaid was recently appointed medical director for KSA at Eli Lilly and Co. She has become the first Saudi woman to hold a top leadership position in the Kingdom’s pharmaceutical sector.
Obaid received her MBBS from King Saud University in 2001. She is also board certified by the Saudi Internal Medicine Board.
Obaid completed a fellowship at the Royal College of Physicians in the UK in 2006.
She received certifications from the Canadian Board of Adult Neurology. Obaid then completed two fellowships. The first was in movement disorders from the University of Alberta, Canada, and the second in deep brain stimulation from the University of Joseph Fourier, France.
Obaid, who is a board member of the Saudi Alzheimer’s Disease Association and the Saudi Neurology Society, was a consultant neurologist at King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) in Riyadh. Moreover, she is also a scientific member on the neurology board at the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. Obaid has also worked with the Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group.
In September 2020, she attended an executive women’s leadership program, called Pioneer, designed by the Healthcare Leadership Academy for senior women leaders.
Its purpose was to build and sustain the leadership and change management knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to support the transformation agenda facing the health sector. The program was the first of its kind in the Kingdom.
In 2014, she was honored as the most compassionate physician at KFMC’s National Neuroscience Institute. She also received a letter of recognition for her active participation in the Saudi Parkinson Society three years later.
Obaid recently participated as a speaker at the virtual Congress 2020 of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), a professional society of clinicians and healthcare professionals.

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IOM Project Produces 50,000 Protective Masks in Yemen in Partnership with KSrelief

Time: 15 December 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: A project implemented by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), through its effective partnership with King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) has produced 50,000 protective masks in the Hadramawt governorate, part of an ongoing effort to combat COVID-19 in Yemen.

More than sixty women from both the IDP and host communities in Hadramawt participated in manufacturing the masks, taking an active role in the public response to the COVID-19 epidemic in Yemen. The women received training in sewing to produce the masks, which in turn will lead to improving their levels of income generation and economic self-reliance. The masks will be distributed in cooperation with local Hadramawt authorities.

In cooperation with KSrelief, the IOM seeks to raise levels of public awareness in Yemen about COVID-19 by educating communities on the measures they can take to help fight the virus.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, KSrelief has provided a wide range of medical sector aid and support to Yemen and many other countries, in accordance with directives from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and HRH the Crown Prince to help alleviate the suffering of all in need.

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KSrelief launches project to distribute 300 tons of dates to the people in Somalia

Time: 11 December 2020

As many as 122,500 Somalis in the country’s southeastern Benaadir region are expected to benefit. (SPA)

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has launched a project to distribute 300 tons of dates to the people in Somalia.
As many as 122,500 Somalis in the country’s southeastern Benaadir region are expected to benefit from the Saudi aid program.
The project was launched in cooperation with the regional mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Somalia.
Somalia’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Khadija Diriye thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their support and assistance to the Somali people.
During a project launch event, also attended by Somali government officials and a KSRelief team, Somalia’s Information Minister Osman Abukar Dubbe praised the relief help being provided by the center.

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KSrelief distributes winter aid among Yemenis

Time: 09 December 2020

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) on Monday distributed relief goods among Yemenis in Al-Mahra governorate to help them during winter.
The relief items included tents, blankets and rugs. More relief goods have been dispatched for the war-torn country to be distributed in Hadramout, Luhaj, Marib, Taiz, Shabwah and Al-Mahrah governorates.
In November, the center distributed 12,000 sleeping bags among displaced Yemenis in several governorates of the country.
Since its inception in May 2015, the center has contributed to several humanitarian projects worth $4.4 billion in partnership with different global nonprofit organizations. Since its establishment, the center has implemented over 1,295 different projects in 51 countries.
According to a recent KSRelief report, the countries that benefited the most from its various projects include Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($358 million), Syria ($295 million) and Somalia ($192 million).
The center has implemented 74 educational projects, valued at $181.3 million in Yemen, Syria and Somalia and for the benefit of Rohingya refugees in Malaysia, Bangladesh and other countries of the world, based on Saudi Arabia’s belief in the importance of supporting education among stricken peoples.

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Saudi Arabia concludes relief inspection visit to South Sudan

06/12/20

JUBA: A team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) concluded its visit to South Sudan on Friday to assess humanitarian needs following recent floods.
During the visit, the team made an aerial inspection tour of a number of areas, including Bor, Gli, Mar, Paleo, Wernol, Banyakur, Bookta, Champy and others, that were completely submerged by the floods.
The extent of the impact of the floods on the population was assessed with the participation of officials from South Sudan represented by the minister of water and environment, the minister of sports and youth, and an official from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.
Meanwhile, in Yemen, KSrelief continues to implement the Maharati Biyadi Project to improve the livelihoods of orphans and family breadwinners in the Marib governorate. In this context, 50 male and female beneficiaries receive training of over 80 hours, in modern agricultural methods and methods of developing livestock to continue producing food with high efficiency.

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KSrelief Continues Al Khawkhah WASH Project

Time: 07 December 2020

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 12 – 18 November, the project pumped 363,000 liters of safe drinking water into holding tanks, and 413,000 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 equipment maintenance services. An insect-spraying campaign was also conducted to combat local disease vectors.

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KSrelief Distributes Aid in Dhale and Ma’rib

05/12/20

DHALE, YEMEN: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) recently distributed 1,300 boxes of dates to 1,300 families in need in the Dhale district of Dhale, and 1,000 boxes of dates to 1,000 families in need in Ma’rib.

The aid is being provided as part of the Kingdom’s efforts through KSrelief to address the extensive humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

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Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief, GAVI to raise COVID-19 awareness among children

Time: 04 December 2020

The deal was signed by KSrelief’s General Supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah and GAVI’s Managing Director Marie-Ange Saraka-Yao. (SPA)

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) on Thursday.
According to the MoC, some of the winners of the Gamers Without Borders tournament, organized by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS), will donate a sum amounting to $1,339,500 to help children worldwide face the coronavirus pandemic through preventive and awareness-raising programs.
The deal was signed by KSrelief’s General Supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah and GAVI’s Managing Director Marie-Ange Saraka-Yao.
As the body entrusted with delivering aid provided by the Kingdom to foreign bodies, KSrelief had already signed an MoC with SAFEIS to allocate the donation funds resulting from the organization of the Gamers Without Borders tournament, which amounted to $10 million, to international organizations and bodies concerned with combating COVID-19 worldwide.
“We have signed an MoC with an international organization that has historical relations with the Kingdom,” said Al-Rabeeah.
“In 2020, the world faced the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected and killed millions around the world, and has had dangerous and negative repercussions on international health systems and the global economy,” he added.
Saraka-Yao said: “This MoC will promote our ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, help those affected by the coronavirus and contribute to the prevention efforts.”

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Dr. Al Rabeeah Meets Afghanistan’s KSA Ambassador

Time: 02 December 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, met today with Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Mr. Ahmed Javed Mujadidi, at KSrelief’s headquarters in Riyadh.

During the meeting, the two officials discussed matters of common interest related to relief and humanitarian work, particularly as this work relates to Saudi Arabia’s assistance to Afghanistan.

The Afghan ambassador expressed his appreciation for the center’s distinguished humanitarian role in providing vital assistance to help the Afghan people.

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