Saudi humanitarian aid center continues humanitarian efforts in Yemen

KSRelief is carrying out 328 humanitarian projects in several sectors in Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 05 March 2019
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Saudi humanitarian aid center continues humanitarian efforts in Yemen

  • Since its establishment in May 2015, KSRelief has implemented 692 projects around the world

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Tuesday distributed 300 food baskets, weighing 22 tons and 200kg, among 1,800 people in Yemen’s Hajjah governorate.
KSRelief is carrying out 328 humanitarian projects in several sectors in Yemen including health, food security and education.
As many as 2,501,897 Yemenis benefited from medical services provided by KSRelief in 2018, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Last year, kidney centers in Hadramout received some 56 tons of medical supplies from KSRelief.
The center provides health services to all Yemeni people in coordination with the Yemeni authorities and local and international partners. The center is also actively involved in the rehabilitation of children affected by the war. The program aims to help the children return to their normal lives, by teaching them and practicing different sports, as well as taking field trips.
KSRelief plans to rehabilitate 2,000 children who were recruited by the Houthis.
Since its establishment in May 2015, KSRelief has implemented 692 projects around the world.
In February alone the agency helped Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, Yemeni patients and internally displaced people in Nigeria.
According to KSRelief, the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (MASAM) in Yemen cleared more than 5,000 mines during the month of February.


Saudi Arabia says deposits $250 million into Sudan's Central Bank: statement

Updated 19 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia says deposits $250 million into Sudan's Central Bank: statement

  • Saudi Arabia and UAE pledged to send $3 billion worth of aid to Sudan
  • The remaining amount will be allocated to meet the urgent needs of the Sudanese people

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it deposited $250 million with the Sudanese central bank, according to a statement from the Kingdom’s ministry of finance.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE pledged to send $3 billion worth of aid to Sudan, after mass protests led to the ouster of president Omar al-Bashir last month.

The move will strengthen Sudan’s “financial position, alleviate pressure on the Sudanese pound and achieve more stability in the exchange rate," the statement said.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have deposited now $500 million into Sudan’s Central Bank, the first instalment of the joint package of aid.

The remaining amount will be allocated to meet the urgent needs of the Sudanese people, including food, medications and oil derivatives.

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Jadaan, Minister of Finance, confirmed that this deposit constitutes an extension of the Kingdom’s support to the Sudanese people.

He added that this support will strengthen the financial and economic situation in Sudan, especially the exchange rate of the Sudanese pound, which should reflect positively on the living conditions of the Sudanese citizens.