KSRelief continues supplying aid to Yemen

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Updated 30 July 2018
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KSRelief continues supplying aid to Yemen

  • Saudi Arabia has topped donor states to the 2018 UN Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (UNYHRP) by donating $530.4 million out of a total of $1.54 billion

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) dispatched two trucks laden with relief goods to Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The trucks on Monday reached Al-Wadiah border crossing.
Saudi Arabia has topped donor states to the 2018 UN Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (UNYHRP) by donating $530.4 million out of a total of $1.54 billion, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report.
Saudi Arabia has also topped donor states outside the UNYHRP 2018 by providing $196 million out of $466.4 million.
The strategic objectives of the YHRP are: Saving lives, protecting civilians, enhancing equitable aid distribution, guaranteeing the flexibility and durability of humanitarian work.
As a response to this distress call, a royal decree to establish the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO) Support Center was issued, where national capacities work tirelessly to provide logistic operational support and coordination to facilitate the delivery of aid provided by INGOs and NGOs in Yemen alike.


US highlights Saudi Arabia’s key role in global fight against terrorism

Saudi Arabia has continued to maintain a strong anti-terrorism relationship with the US. (SPA)
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US highlights Saudi Arabia’s key role in global fight against terrorism

  • The US State Department pointed out that the Kingdom has achieved a high level of accuracy in its counterterrorism operations

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has praised Saudi Arabia for its efforts to combat terrorism, describing the Kingdom as an active and key member in the global coalition to defeat Daesh.
“Saudi Arabia has continued to maintain a strong anti-terrorism relationship with the United States and has supported the strengthening of bilateral cooperation between the two countries,” the State Department noted in its annual report on the global state of terrorism. It also highlighted the joint strategic vision between the two countries and a number of new initiatives to counter terrorist messages and disrupt the financing of terrorism launched last year during US president Donald-Trump’s visit to the Kingdom.
The report said Saudi Arabia has implemented systems to follow UN Security Council sanctions on groups and individuals linked to Daesh and Al Qaeda, and has expanded existing counterterrorism programs and projects to rehabilitate terrorist fighters who leave extremist groups. It has also adopted laws to counter the financing of terrorist groups.
The State Department pointed out that the Kingdom has achieved a high level of accuracy in its counterterrorism operations, and has carried out a number of arrests and disrupted active terrorist cells throughout the country.
The report referred to terrorist plans that were thwarted in the Kingdom, noting the efforts being made in legislation, law enforcement and border security, as well as the country’s positive contribution as a member of the Financial Action Task Force for the Middle East and North Africa, a regional body that imposes financial sanctions on individuals and groups that help to fund terrorism.
"The Kingdom has maintained strict control over the banking sector and tightened sanctions on the financing of terrorism," the report said.
It also pointed out that the Kingdom provided 100 million euros ($117 million) to fight terrorism in the Sahel countries in Africa, as the Kingdom is a founding member of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum.