KSRelief signs six accords worth $3 million to help displaced Yemenis

KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, right, and Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jabir, speak during a press conference in Riyadh on Tuesday. (AN photo)
Updated 21 February 2018
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KSRelief signs six accords worth $3 million to help displaced Yemenis

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed six agreements worth $3 million with various organizations in Riyadh on Tuesday to help Yemenis displaced and injured by Houthi rebel actions.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, the supervisor general of the center and adviser to the royal court, signed the agreements in the presence of Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jabir, who is also the executive director of the Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations of the Support Center in Yemen.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah told Arab News that the agreements were for six projects to help Yemenis affected by rebel atrocities. The programs, he said, would include the third and fourth phase of the rehabilitation projects, renewal of contracts with the operations centers in Maarib in Yemen and also treatment of patients in two hospitals in Yemen and two in the Kingdom.
According to a statement, the total number of injured Yemenis has reached 4,423, with 800 currently in need of medical treatment.
Some of the injured need artificial limbs and some need treatment for their eyes, which will be carried out by Al-Magrabi hospitals in the Kingdom.
Some 80 child soldiers are being rehabilitated at various centers and the total cost of the rehabilitation program has reached about $209,350.
KSRelief has targeted areas such as Maarib province, Al-Jouf, Imran, Sanaa, and Dimaar for the rehabilitation of child soldiers rescued from the Houthi rebels.
According to Al-Rabeeah, these child soldiers are being helped to reintegrate into society and lead a normal life. An awareness campaign is being carried out among the Yemeni people and the parents of these children to treat them with understanding and guide them back to society.
Yemen ambassador Al-Jabir told Arab News that the assistance provided by the center was not only in supplying foods, medicines and clothes to distressed Yemenis. He said that Iran-backed Houthi rebels had destroyed the peaceful life of Yemenis in their homeland.
There are some 2 million Yemenis working in the Kingdom and they send more than $10 million to their families in Yemen. The Kingdom, he said, had opened certain points, including an airbridge, to enable organizations to transport relief goods, whether government-controlled or Houthi-controlled goods, to reach people in need.
To boost the economy of Yemen, the envoy said that the Kingdom has funded its Central Bank with $2 billion and another $1.5 billion has been given to UN organizations to help distressed Yemenis.


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.