Saudi relief agency organizes trip for former child soldiers in Yemen

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Former Yemeni child soldiers enjoy a field trip organized by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) at the Marib public park on Sept. 7, 2018. (SPA)
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Former Yemeni child soldiers enjoy a field trip organized by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) at the Marib public park on Sept. 7, 2018. (SPA)
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Members of orphan families in Yemen attend a sewing class as part of a government program to develop manual skills. (SPA)
Updated 08 September 2018
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Saudi relief agency organizes trip for former child soldiers in Yemen

  • The field trip is part of an ongoing program to rehabilitate 80 Yemeni children recruited by Houthis to fight the government
  • KSRelief is also conducting sewing classes to develop the manual skills of orphan families

 JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has organized a recreational field trip for 26 children to Marib public park as part of its program to rehabilitate children who were recruited by Houthi militias.
The aim is for children to enjoy playing in open spaces, swimming, and participating in educational and sports competitions to improve their mental health, which was badly affected by forced recruitment.
This trip is part of the third course of the fifth and sixth phases of the project, which targets rehabilitating 80 Yemeni children.
As part of its plan to rehabilitate 2,000 of the children recruited by the Houthi militias in Yemen, KSRelief has rehabilitated 215 children from several Yemeni governorates through the previously implemented courses and phases.
Recently, the center has carried out sewing classes as part of its program to develop manual skills in five Yemeni provinces to support orphan families.
“We didn’t know how to use a sewing machine, but these sessions have helped us acquire many skills,” said trainee Zainab Omar. AN Jeddah
Trainee Hoda Ahmed said the classes will help many women acquire new skills and thus become more independent. The classes are part of KSRelief’s programs to empower poor families.
 


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.