KSRelief signs deal to counter gender violence in Yemen

Time: 04 November 2020

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center on Wednesday signed an agreement with the UN Population Fund (UNPF) to provide relief to the victims of gender-based violence in Yemen. The project aims to provide emergency services and support to the affected women.
KSRelief General Supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah signed the agreement during a virtual meeting with the UNPF.
The project will help victims of violence to integrate into society and ensure they receive psychological and social support to start their lives afresh. It will also strengthen mechanism to protect women from violence. AN Jeddah
Vocational training will also be provided to 28,640 women in Aden, Shabwa, Lahj, Mahra, Marib and Hadramout governorates. AN Jeddah
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.

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KSRelief distributes 12k sleeping bags in Yemen

Time: 04 November 2020

The sleeping bags will help the displaced people fight the upcoming harsh winter. (SPA)

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Tuesday distributed 12,000 sleeping bags among displaced Yemenis in several governorates across the war-torn country.
The sleeping bags will help the displaced people fight the upcoming harsh winter. The undersecretary of the Marib governorate, Dr. Abd Rabbo
Moftah, thanked KSRelief for its continued assistance to the impoverished 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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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 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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