KSrelief Continues Ma’rib “My Skills My Livelihoods 2” Project

21/12/20

MA’RIB, YEMEN: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) continues to implement its “My Skills My Livelihoods 2” Project in the Ma’rib governorate.

As of yesterday, 29 women were continuing their training course in baking and pastry production; the 60-hour course will provide trainees with the basic skills needed to create their own home-based businesses or find employment in the local job market.

Vocational areas in which training is offered under the program include: sewing and embroidery, hairdressing, electrical wiring, pastries and baking, mobile phone maintenance, and veterinary, livestock and agricultural activities. The early-recovery project targets 500 orphans and their families, 60% of whom have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in the country.

KSrelief provides a number of humanitarian projects and programs for orphans and their families in Yemen with the aim of improving their living conditions and providing them with comprehensive support and services.

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

03/11/20

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: During the fourth week of October 2020, MASAM project teams from King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) deactivated a total of 1,254 explosive devices, including 9 antipersonnel mines, 105 anti-vehicle mines, one improvised explosive device and 1,139 pieces of unexploded ordnance. Since the project began in June 2018, MASAM teams have deactivated a total of 195,271 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 Signs Joint Agreement with UNFPA to Support Women in Yemen

28/10/20

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) virtually signed today a joint agreement with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to implement a project to provide emergency services for women and girls affected by gender-based violence in Yemen.

The agreement was signed by the Supervisor General of KSrelief, Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, and the UNFPA’s Deputy Executive Director for Management, Mr. Ib Petersen.

The goal of the agreement is to help women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence to reintegrate into society, providing them with psychological and social support through a range of services. It also aims to help strengthen protection mechanisms for women and girls in Yemen to prevent and limit the spread of gender-based violence. The agreement includes vocational and professional training programs to empower at-risk women and girls by enhancing their skills and capabilities. The project will provide support to 28,640 women and girls from the governorates of Aden, Shabwah, Lahij, Al Mahrah, Ma’rib and Hadramawt.

This agreement is part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ongoing commitment to providing comprehensive support to the Yemeni people, especially women and children.

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Deal signed to empower Yemeni women

31/08/20

Al-Jaber said that the agreement was the first to be signed between the SDRPY and a development foundation headed by a Yemeni woman. (SPA)

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Five years of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center projects in Yemen

Time: 17 July, 2020

The projects aim to empower orphans’ families economically by providing training and professional sessions for adult orphans. (SPA)

JEDDAH: The “Seed of Safety” project launched by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in Yemen is the latest to help the Yemeni people. From March 22, 2020, to March 22, 2021, 600 fatherless children and the 100 women who provide for them will benefit.
The project offers multisectoral humanitarian support, such as food baskets and health and psychological services, as well as economic projects, and professional and vocational training. The project also provides educational support for the children.
Starting on July 15, 2015, in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the year-long emergency provision of livelihood inputs’ project for internally displaced Yemenis and host communities in the governorates affected by the humanitarian crisis benefited 554,486 individuals.
The project aimed to help farmers through the provision of agricultural inputs and access to fishery resources, as well as the installation of solar panel pumps for farmers who do not have the fuel to pump water for irrigation and for their animals.
In cooperation with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the project to protect the human rights civil society and provide psychological and social support for victims was implemented from Jan. 1, 2015, until Jan. 1, 2016.
Benefiting 3,704 individuals, the project helped local civil society organizations to gather, document and archive information related to human rights violations, in order to protect human rights victims in domestic and international services.
In cooperation with the UN Population Fund, the center implemented a project to save the lives of vulnerable sections of society from Jan. 9, 2015, until Feb. 29, 2016.
Benefiting 313,375 individuals, the project offered protection from gender-based violence, embodied by any act of physical, psychological or social violence, and provided health care.

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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 the most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million) and Somalia ($192 million).

KSRelief also implemented a project to support 100 fatherless children and their families, in cooperation with the International Yemeni Organization, from July 23, 2017, to April 23, 2018.
The project aimed to empower the families economically by presenting them with financial support and educational assistance.
The “You Are Not Alone” project implemented in cooperation with the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief from Jan. 12, 2018, to Jan. 12, 2019 aimed to protect fatherless families in Yemen, benefitting the families of 1,680 children. The project aimed to help the families economically by providing training and professional sessions for adults, providing psychological and health care for children and their families, and providing educational help that ensure their school attendance.
The center implemented a project from June 5, 2018, to Aug. 5, 2019 in cooperation with the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief to improve the lives of the 3,750 vulnerable women, young men and their families who benefited, and strengthen social resilience.
The project’s goal was to empower Yemenis economically through vocational and administrative training for beneficiaries, targeting women, young men, and the most vulnerable families.
KSRelief also implemented a rehabilitation project for child soldiers and children affected by the humanitarian crisis in Yemen from Sept. 9, 2017, to Aug. 1, 2019.
The objective of the project was to offer social and psychological help to child soldiers and children affected by the crisis, rehabilitating and reintegrating them into their societies.
The center also executed a project to help to integrate students displaced in host communities in the Lahij governorate, in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) from June 5, 2018 to Jan. 4, 2020, whereby 3,468 students and teachers benefited. The initiative rehabilitated schools and provided educational material, as well as by training teachers with the skills to deal with students socially and psychologically.

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