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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KSrelief Distributes 4,500 Boxes of Dates to IDPs from Al-Jouf to Ma’rib

Time: 30 August 2020

MA’RIB, YEMEN: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre KSrelief distributed yesterday 4,500 boxes of dates to displaced and crisis-affected families from Al-Jouf governorate to the Ma’rib province. The dates provided nutritional support to 4,500 families.

The food assistance comes within the framework of the humanitarian and relief projects provided by the Kingdom, represented by the center, to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people during the ongoing humanitarian crisis in their country.

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KSrelief Launches Pesticide Fogger Campaign to Fight Dengue Fever in Aden Region

Time: 29 August 2020

ADEN, YEMEN: Yesterday, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), in collaboration with the Aid Foundation, launched a campaign to combat dengue fever in Aden’s Briqa district using insecticide foggers. The campaign will last for five months, and will benefit some 861,719 people.

The director of the Office of the Ministry of Public Health in the Directorate of Briqa, Fahd al-Alawi, praised KSrelief’s rapid-response initiative to conduct the fogger campaign at targeted sites following the emergence of cases of dengue fever in the Ras Omran area of the directorate.

In July, KSrelief launched an emergency response project to combat dengue fever, through fogger pesticide application. Stagnant water suction will also be carried out on standing water and in marshy areas in all of Aden’s directorates in order to eradicate mosquitoes that transmit dengue fever.

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Saudi Arabia in bid to develop Yemen sports sector

24/08/20

The plan is to renovate the hall and provide it with the latest sports equipment. (SPA)

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Saudi Arabia’s aid center gives Eid clothes to Yemeni children

Time: 31 July, 2020

The latest assistance is part of a broad range of projects offered by the Kingdom through the center to the Yemeni people. (SPA)
  • KSRelief will distribute 84,750 gifts to displaced and orphaned children in several provinces in Yemen

SHABWA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), in cooperation with Al-Khair charity, has distributed 1,750 bags of clothing to Yemeni children for Eid Al-Adha.
The packages, containing 5,250 items of clothing, were handed out to displaced and orphaned youngsters in Yemen’s Shabwa governorate.
The latest assistance is part of a broad range of projects offered by the Kingdom through the center to the Yemeni people.
KSRelief will distribute 84,750 gifts to displaced and orphaned children in several provinces in Yemen under its “Their Happiness is Our Hope” project.

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Opposing sides in Yemen accept Saudi proposal to implement Riyadh agreement

Time: 29 July 2020

RIYADH: An official source on Tuesday night said that the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) have accepted a proposal by Saudi Arabia designed to accelerate the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.

The proposal includes the continuation of the ceasefire that came into effect on June 22, and an announcement by the STC that it is abandoning self-rule in favor of the power-sharing Riyadh Agreement, and will appoint a governor and security director for Aden governorate. The Yemeni prime minister will form a government that includes representatives of both northern and southern Yemen within 30 days. In addition, opposing military forces will leave Aden governorate and retreat from Abyan.

Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman thanked Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and the STC for their support of the Saudi effort to accelerate the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.

“I am optimistic and confident about its implementation and the parties coming together to put the interests of the Yemeni people first,” he said.

The Kingdom’s efforts in encouraging political leaders to talk to each other, resolve their differences and reach a consensus on the implementation of the agreement shows the potential for resolving the disagreements in Yemen peacefully through dialogue, he added.

“A major goal of the coalition to support the legitimate Yemeni government is the security, stability and return of Yemen as an active member of the Gulf and the Arab world. The Riyadh Agreement is a key factor in reaching this, in addition to supporting the efforts of the UN envoy to Yemen,” said Prince Khalid.

“The consent of the Yemeni parties to accelerate the implementation of the agreement reflects a serious desire for dialogue, the resolution of disputes, acceptance of each other, the pursuit of political partnership, and support for a comprehensive political solution to end the crisis.”

Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir Tweeted: “The mechanism to accelerate the implementation of the Riyadh agreement represents an important step towards activating state institutions to serve all Yemeni citizens, in addition to supporting UN efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution to the crisis in Yemen.”

The source said that with the assistance of the UAE, representatives from the two Yemini sides met in Riyadh and agreed to the proposal as an acceptable solution to the obstacles that have prevented the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement, which was signed on Nov. 5, 2019.

They also agreed to prioritize the interests of the Yemeni people, make preparations for the government to operate from Aden, launch development projects in liberated areas, and work to end the crisis in Yemen in cooperation with the UN and its envoy.

The source added that the Saudi authorities welcomed the positive responses from the Yemeni president and the delegations of the government and the STC, while stressing the importance of both sides adhering to the agreement.

He also reaffirmed the continued support of the Saudi-led Arab coalition for the legitimate Yemeni government and the continuation of UN efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution to the crisis, in accordance with the wishes of the Yemeni people.

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Saudi Arabia sends thermal cameras to fight virus in Yemen

Time: 26 July, 2020

The camera installations are one of many humanitarian projects implemented by KSRelief in Yemen. (SPA)

  • KSRelief distributed 2,600 bags containing 7,800 Eid kiswa (gifts) to displaced and orphan children in the Yemeni city of Marib

ADEN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has supplied and installed thermal imaging cameras in Yemen’s arrival points as part of its support for the Yemeni government’s fight against coronavirus.
Two cameras were installed at Seiyun airport, three at an arrival point in Al-Wadia, two at Aden airport and three at the port of Aden.
Four cameras are now being installed in Al-Mukalla in Hadramout governorate. Two will be installed at the airport and two at the port.
A further four cameras are being installed at Al-Ghaydah airport in Al-Mahra, Ash Shihr port in Hadramout, Al-Mokha port and Socotra airport.
The camera installations are one of many humanitarian projects implemented by KSRelief in Yemen.
Meanwhile, the center, in cooperation with the Al-Khair Charity for Humanitarian Relief, distributed 2,600 bags containing 7,800 Eid kiswa (gifts) to displaced and orphan children in the Yemeni city of Marib.
It also distributed 1,050 bags, including 3,150 gifts, in Yemen’s Al-Mahrah governorate and 750 bags containing 2,250 gifts in Hadramout.
In Aden governorate the center distributed 1,701 bags with 5,103 gifts to children.

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Saudi Arabia’s aid center gives Eid gifts to Yemeni orphans

Time: 25 July, 2020

The center distributed 1,750 bags, including 5,250 gifts, among children in Yemen’s Aden governorate. (SPA)
  • The five-month program targets the eight districts of Aden and will benefit 861,719 individuals

HADRAMOUT: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), in cooperation with the Al-Khair Charity for Humanitarian Relief, has distributed 950 bags containing 2,850 Eid kiswa (gifts) to displaced and orphan children in the Yemeni city of Al-Mukalla.
The center also distributed 1,750 bags, including 5,250 gifts, among children in Yemen’s Aden governorate and 1,350 bags, containing 3,503 gifts, in Lahij governorate.
The gifts will be distributed to 84,750 displaced and orphan children in several Yemeni provinces as part of the “Their Happiness is Our Hope” project recently launched by KSRelief.
This initiative is just one of many humanitarian projects implemented by the center in Yemen.

HIGHLIGHT

The gifts will be distributed to 84,750 displaced and orphan children in several Yemeni provinces as part of the ‘Their Happiness is Our Hope’ project.

It recently launched an emergency response project to combat dengue fever in Aden. The five-month program targets the eight districts of Aden and will benefit 861,719 individuals.
The project includes launching major indoor and outdoor fogging spray and getting rid of stagnant water in damp areas across Aden to help deter mosquito habitats.
Dr. Ali Al-Walidi, the undersecretary of Yemen’s Health Ministry, praised the efforts of KSRelief to support his country’s health sector and shed light on the importance of combating dengue fever.
The project comes within the Kingdom’s humanitarian efforts, represented by KSRelief, to help the people of Yemen.

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KSrelief’s Artificial Limbs Centers Provide Patients with Expert Care and Hope for the Future

Time: 24 July, 2020

YEMEN: Artificial Limbs Centers established and supported by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) provide vital services to amputees and disabled patients throughout Yemen. The centers, with locations in Taiz, Ma’rib and Aden, provide a wide range of services to amputees and others with physical challenges.

From 1 January to 30 June 2020, 5,154 services were provided to 2,862 patients, including the manufacturing and fitting of prosthetic limbs, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and the training of Yemeni cadres to work in the centers.

During the past six months, the staff worked as a team to deal with challenging medical cases, such as that of “Suhail”, a boy who came to them because he was suffering from a birth defect – curvature of the spine. Suhail’s family brought him to the Artificial Limbs Center hoping to find a way to improve the boy’s quality of life. The team at the center diagnosed his condition, then provided him with physical therapy, medical devices and continuous follow-up, and his condition improved.  Suhail and his family are how hopeful that his increased mobility will allow him to live a more normal life.

Another story involves “Ayed”, a boy whose foot was deformed and caused him to have limited mobility, making him unable to go to school or play with his friends. Ayed visited the center with his father, and the center provided him with comprehensive care and treatment. After receiving a prosthetic device to help him walk on his own, Ayed was able to join in normal children’s activities, including schooling.

“Ali” is the father of four children with disabilities, which caused great difficulties to the family, especially during the current crisis in Yemen. When the father reached out to the Artificial Limbs Center, the center arranged for all four children to come for evaluation; the children were all given intensive physical therapy and follow-up care, and now their lives are much improved.

The staff at the centers have witnessed and recorded many stories of hope and healing during the first half of 2020. The patients and their families are very grateful to KSrelief and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for providing them with improved health, quality of life and hope for the future.

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Saudi project removes 1,287 mines in Yemen

Time: 21 July, 2020

The project is implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines randomly planted by Houthi militias in Yemeni regions. (SPA)
  • The project is implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines randomly planted by Houthi militias in Yemeni regions

RIYADH: The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) in Yemen dismantled 74 anti-personnel mines, 262 anti-tank mines, 25 explosive devices and 926 unexploded ordnance — totaling 1,287 mines — during the second week of June.
The project is implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines randomly planted by Houthi militias in Yemeni regions, especially Marib, Aden, Sanaa and Taiz.

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