Saudi aid agency, UNICEF discuss joint projects in Yemen

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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 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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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 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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KSrelief Continues to Support Hajjah Health Center

Time: 28 December 2020

HAJJAH, YEMEN: The Al Ja’dah Health Center in Yemen’s Hajjah governorate continues to provide comprehensive health care services to area residents. The facility is supported by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) in partnership with the Taybah Foundation for Development.

From 3 – 9 December 2020, the clinics provided treatment as follows: 432 patients in the ER, 275 in internal medicine, 97 in injury treatment, 167 in reproductive health, 639 in nursing services and 285 in the clinics for epidemic diseases. There were 6 waste disposal activities, 7 patients received blood transfusions and 6 utilized the medical referral system. The obstetrics clinic saw 4 patients, the therapeutic nutrition clinic saw 148 patients, and the mobile clinics served 427 patients.

The clinics dispensed prescriptions for 1,124 patients, and lab testing services were provided for 450 patients. The health awareness-raising and education department saw 680 people.

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KSrelief, UN officials discuss plans to renovate schools for Syrian refugees in Jordan

Time: 29 December 2020

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A team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, the Director of the UN Development Program (UNDP) in Jordan Sarah Oliva, and UNDP’s Deputy Country Director Majda Al-Assaf discussed ways to restore schools in the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan. (SPA)

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A team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, the Director of the UN Development Program (UNDP) in Jordan Sarah Oliva, and UNDP’s Deputy Country Director Majda Al-Assaf discussed ways to restore schools in the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan. (SPA)

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King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center provides humanitarian aid and assistance to Syrian refugees affected by a fire on Sunday at the Hanin Al-Minya camp in northern Lebanon. (SPA)

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King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center provides humanitarian aid and assistance to Syrian refugees affected by a fire on Sunday at the Hanin Al-Minya camp in northern Lebanon. (SPA)

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King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center provides humanitarian aid and assistance to Syrian refugees affected by a fire on Sunday at the Hanin Al-Minya camp in northern Lebanon. (SPA)

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King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center provides humanitarian aid and assistance to Syrian refugees affected by a fire on Sunday at the Hanin Al-Minya camp in northern Lebanon. (SPA)

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King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center provides humanitarian aid and assistance to Syrian refugees affected by a fire on Sunday at the Hanin Al-Minya camp in northern Lebanon. (Twitter/@KSRelief)

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King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center provides humanitarian aid and assistance to Syrian refugees affected by a fire on Sunday at the Hanin Al-Minya camp in northern Lebanon. (Twitter/@KSRelief)

  • Saudi charitable organization also sends emergency aid to Syrians affected by fire in camp in Lebanon on Sunday

RIYADH: A team from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has discussed with UN officials plans to renovate schools in the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
The talks on Monday — with Sarah Oliva, director of the UN Development Program (UNDP) in Jordan, and Majda Al-Assaf, the UNDP’s deputy country director — are part of a cooperative effort to provide humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees in the country, support education and meet the needs of Syrian students, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Meanwhile, KSrelief is also helping Syrian refugees affected by a fire on Sunday at the Hanin Al-Minya camp in northern Lebanon. Three people were injured in the blaze, which broke out after a dispute between Lebanese and Syrian workers. In addition to food, the center sent other essential aid for families, including tents, winter supplies and blankets.
KSrelief said the initiative is part of a commitment by the Kingdom, represented by the center, to provide humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees.

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