Saudi aid agency, UNICEF discuss joint projects in Yemen

01/03/21

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Al Amal Center Continues to Provide Services for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

27/12/20

ARSAL, LEBANON: The community medicine and mental health teams from the Al Amal Medical Center in Arsal, Lebanon, continue efforts to raise community awareness about various health topics through a series of informational campaigns supported by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief). The outreach programs are part of a larger project to enhance health care services for Syrian refugees and host community members in Arsal.

The team held an awareness campaign for nutritional and pediatric malnutrition education. Another program focused on public education about COVID-19, including information about symptoms, methods of transmission and preventing the spread of the virus. Hygiene kits were also distributed which contained hand sanitizer, protective face coverings and other supplies.

In one of the IDP camps for women, the Social Health Center team presented an awareness session on breastfeeding. Specialist Duha Al Suqi explained that this campaign targeted pregnant and lactating women with information about safe childbirth and the advantages of breastfeeding. Attendees were given personal hygiene kits and informational brochures.

The mental health team held special children’s activities, educational and recreational sessions under the supervision of specialists focusing on improving children’s mental health and helping them to find a sense of normalcy in their lives. The children enjoyed the activities, and supervisor of the psychological support team at Al Amal Center, Hanan Al Atar, thanked KSrelief for its commitment to improving the lives of all Yemeni children.

The head of the town of Arsal, Basil Al Hujairi, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, for its clear contribution to implementing and supporting projects that preserve and improve lives.

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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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