Saudi food aid distribution project launched in Yemen

Saudi food aid distribution project launched in Yemen
With smiles on their faces, Yemeni men carry the food packets received from KSRelief officials in Marib governorate, Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 05 November 2017

Saudi food aid distribution project launched in Yemen

Saudi food aid distribution project launched in Yemen

RIYADH: A new food aid distribution project for Yemen has been launched by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in Marib, local media reported.
The food aid project is intended for a number of districts in the south of Marib and North Al-Bayda, and the first phase is part of a project to distribute 49,000 food parcels.
Beneficiaries are Yemenis affected by the war in Marib, Sanaa, Hadramout, Al-Bayda and Al-Jawf. KSRelief will also distribute 35,000 bags of flour to the governorates of Hadramout, Al-Jawf and Marib.
The aid comes as an extension of relief and humanitarian projects provided by KSRelief to the people of the Yemeni provinces and to alleviate their suffering as a result of the crisis they are experiencing.
Earlier, KSRelief also launched a land convoy carrying 778 tons of food and medical and shelter supplies to Yemeni provinces.
Salah bin Fahd Al-Mazrou, assistant general supervisor for financial and administrative affairs, said the convoy comes as an extension of the great care by King Salman and his directives to stand with Yemenis and alleviate their suffering.
Recently Dr. Mohammed Al-Saadi, official spokesman of the Ministry of Health and Population of Yemen, reported a significant reduction in the number of cholera deaths to 0.2 percent, in addition to the decline in the total cases of acute watery diarrhea, which fell to a quarter of previous rates.
He pointed out that only 560 cases were referred during the second week of October, which means a significant decline in suspected cases. He added that recovery from the cholera epidemic had reached 99.5 percent, which led many organizations on the ground to close their centers for the treatment of cholera. These included the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the World Medical Organization, as well as MSF according to its report dated Oct. 31, 2017.
KSRelief has also stepped up its operations through its clinics at the Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan to provide medical services at the highest level of efficiency and diversity.
The clinics also provide free medicines for their visitors free of charge and are in constant development as a result of interest and follow-up by the center.
KSRelief is also coordinating with the Saudi National Campaign, which is offering humanitarian support including providing medical services via specialized clinics at the Zaatari camp.