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KSRelief gives$10m to fight malnutrition in Yemen

JEDDAH: Adviser to the Royal Court and General Supervisor of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) Abdullah Al-Rabeeah signed an agreement on Friday in Rome to implement a program to counter malnutrition in Yemen’s Governorate of Hodeidah at a cost of $10 million.
Al-Rabeeah said the program is implemented on the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to provide relief and humanitarian aid to the people in Yemen.
The relief was announced in a press statement after Al-Rabeeah signed the aid agreement with WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin in the presence of Saudi Ambassador to Italy and Malta Raed bin Khalid Qurmla.
Al-Rabeeah pointed out that the program aims to address the risk of acute malnutrition for children under the age of five years.
“The program will contribute to the delivery of emergency food aid to more than 464,000 beneficiaries in Hodeidah for a period of six months. Two hundred and thirty-five thousand children will receive direct food support, in addition to 229,480 beneficiaries through food vouchers,” he said.
WFP's Cousin commended this humanitarian stance of the Kingdom.
In another development, the Saudi specialized clinics treated 2,137 patients in the Zaatari refugee camp for Syrians in Jordan last week. The director of the clinics, Dr. Hamid Al-Mufalani, said the clinics’ pharmacy provided Syrian refugee patients medical advice and appropriate treatment.

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