Flood relief work in full swing

Updated 31 January 2013
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Flood relief work in full swing

The health directorate in Tabuk is working at full capacity to ease the suffering of the people affected by this week's flood. 
“The directorate’s relief plans implemented in conjunction with other government departments to minimize the distress caused by heavy rains and floods has been successful. Eleven ambulance teams staffed by 53 trained men from the relief and emergency administration and other vehicles equipped with medical facilities are serving the affected people,” Muhammad Al-Towailei, director of health affairs in Tabuk, said in a statement yesterday.
Al-Towailei added that the department supplied six additional ambulances to the province’s Red Crescent, besides keeping standby relief workers in all hospitals and health centers. It also opened two separate clinics for men and women at the shelters for rain victims. Aside from this, it instructed hospitals to be ready to face any eventuality related to rain and floods. 
The director general also instructed hospitals to supervise the movement of ambulances, giving priority to flood cases over other less urgent ones. 
Coordination efforts are also under way between the operations center of the governorate and the Civil Defense, besides preparing medical supplies to ensure the smooth functioned of the health facilities. The supply teams are responsible for ensuring there are sufficient stock of the required medical equipment and medicine.
Torrential rain and flash floods prompted the relief teams to evacuate people from valleys and other threatened areas and led to the closure of schools in Tabuk on Monday. A baby boy died in Wadi Rawafa when he fell from the hands of his mother after the family’s car was trapped in floodwaters. A Civil Defense team rescued the family and recovered the child’s body.


KSRelief to provide 5,000 Yemenis with school supplies

Saudi Arabia is ranked the first donor in the world when it comes to humanitarian financial and logistical support in Yemen. AFP
Updated 17 July 2018
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KSRelief to provide 5,000 Yemenis with school supplies

  • There are two million Yemeni children out of school because of the Houthis’ aggression against civilians
  • The total cost of all the projects provided by KSRelief since its establishment is $70 million

JEDDAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has launched a project to provide Yemeni students and schools with supplies to ensure that education continues across the country despite the brutal acts of militants. The trucks started to carrying the aid from Riyadh to Yemen on Monday.

“It is a project to provide Yemen’s schools with the essential needs to ensure a better and smoother educational environment, such as chairs, desks, and boards, in addition to students’ supplies. It will support nearly 5,000 students across Yemen,” said Dr. Samer Aljetaily, spokesman for KSRelief.
“The trucks will arrive first in Ma’arib, then it will be distributed to the most needed areas across the country’s schools and students.”
“My Education” is one of the big projects given to support Yemen’s people in health, shelter, infrastructure, environment and education to help the country stand on its feet regardless of any devastation caused by the militants.
“The total cost of all the projects provided by KSRelief since its establishment is $70 million. In terms of education, the center has given financial aid to schools, paid teachers’ salaries, and provided students’ essential school needs and meals. We will continue supporting our brothers and sisters in Yemen in all sectors.”
This project has been supported by the Saudi Ministry of Education and the Saudi-led Islamic Military Coalition. “The coalition always supports our all initiatives in the interest of Yemeni citizens. The coalition will protect the aid till it arrives in Ma’arib, then it will support logistically to facilitate the distribution of the supplies. Education is a priority for the Saudi government and for KSRelief.
“We have always supported education in Yemen and always will, whether it is for schools, educational institutions, students, teachers, or even educational curricular and psychological support departments to help students become better amid all the horrific acts caused by the Houthis. KSRelief is very keen on building a strong future with a well-educated generation of Yemenis.”
Asked whether there is a lack of international support for Yemen, he told Arab News: “Saudi Arabia, along with the UAE, has attracted global attention to Yemen’s humanitarian status in different ways, including direct funding for the infrastructure of the country and huge support for health, education and the environment. Saudi Arabia is ranked the first donor in the world when it comes to humanitarian, financial and logistical support in Yemen. This has encouraged other countries’ support as well.
“The UAE has greatly supported the Yemen humanitarian file with $1 billion. The international community has reacted to this.
“However, there must be more international collaboration to reduce the militants’ attacks on the aid and supplies and facilitate the entry of aid and ensure a higher level of safety. There is also need for better cooperation to protect students and children in the militants’ controlled areas,” he emphasized.
“The Saudi Ministry of Education has supported this initiative by providing school supplies and students’ essential supplies.”
There are two million Yemeni children out of school because of the Houthis’ aggression against civilians.