Saudi Arabia's KSRelief signs 4 deals to help Syrians, Yemenis

Saudi Arabia's KSRelief signs 4 deals to help Syrians, Yemenis
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The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed four agreements with several civil society organizations to support people in Syria and Yemen. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia's KSRelief signs 4 deals to help Syrians, Yemenis
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The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed four agreements with several civil society organizations to support people in Syria and Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 29 June 2018

Saudi Arabia's KSRelief signs 4 deals to help Syrians, Yemenis

Saudi Arabia's KSRelief signs 4 deals to help Syrians, Yemenis
  • KSRelief signs four agreements with several civil society organizations to support people in Syria and Yemen
  • The economy in Aleppo and Hama will be supported by providing deprived working people with access to financial resources and job opportunities

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Thursday signed four agreements with several civil society organizations to support people in Syria and Yemen.
The first agreement, valued at $298,000, aims to support the economy in Aleppo and Hama. The second will provide educational support for children and adolescents in the western countryside of Aleppo and in Raqqa.
The third is focused on providing health care to people in southern Syria. The fourth aims to rehabilitate children recruited by Houthi militias in Yemen.
The economy in Aleppo and Hama will be supported by providing deprived working people with access to financial resources and job opportunities, and by building local councils’ capacities via high-quality training and promoting microfinance products and services, said KSRelief Supervisor-General Abdullah Al-Rabeeah. This will benefit 5,400 people directly and 35,400 indirectly, he added.
The second agreement entails promoting student enrolment and reducing drop-out rates by improving infrastructure and providing educational tools, he said.
“We aim to advance the level of education in these areas through training teachers according to international curricula, as well as improving the psychological and social wellbeing of students and teachers,” Al-Rabeeah added.
The agreement, valued at more than $1 million, will benefit almost 12,000 people in the western countryside of Aleppo and in Raqqa, he said.
“The third agreement includes providing people in southern Syria with health care by renewing the joint venture contract between KSRelief and the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) to restore and reopen Giza Hospital in Daraa,” he added.
“KSRelief is keen to ensure that all Syrians benefit from our medical projects, including vulnerable people like women, children and the elderly,” he said.
“We will provide Giza Hospital with medicines, fuel, equipment and staff, in addition to reopening women’s clinics as well as outpatient clinics, surgical clinics and the emergency department,” Al-Rabeeah added. The agreement, worth $1.36 million, aims to help 63,242 people in southern Syria, he said.
Regarding the fourth agreement, “KSRelief aims to rehabilitate 80 children who are war victims, reintegrate them in their communities, and discover their talents to help them grow,” he added.
“We also aim to identify children’s medical and natural needs, and conduct an awareness-raising course for the prevention of violence, injury and disability.”
The agreement, valued at $209,000, aims to help 80 children and 80 adult guardians directly, and 1,920 people in Marib province indirectly, he said.
“We are preparing a protection and education program for children in Hodeidah in Yemen. We aim to open temporary schools through a well-designed program to help them continue their education,” Al-Rabeeah said, adding that KSRelief helps all Yemenis without discrimination.