‘Saudi leadership’s support behind KSRelief success’

‘Saudi leadership’s support behind KSRelief success’
Saudi soldiers stand guard as workers unload aid from a Saudi air force cargo plane at an airfield in Yemen's central province of Marib, in this February 8, 2018 photo. (AFP)
Updated 09 July 2018

‘Saudi leadership’s support behind KSRelief success’

‘Saudi leadership’s support behind KSRelief success’
  • KSRelief has provided some targeted programs to serve specific population groups, such as the Child Soldiers Rehabilitation Program in Yemen
  • KSRelief works in coordination with the UN agencies and other international and regional organizations to ensure the optimal efficiency of the overall humanitarian response to the plight of the Yemeni people

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their cooperation in making Saudi Arabia Yemen’s leading humanitarian supporter and reaffirmed that it would continue to provide all possible assistance to alleviate the sufferings of the people in need.
The Kingdom 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. Significantly, this plan is the largest distress call by humanitarian organizations to alleviate the suffering in Yemen.
Welcoming the OCHA report Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the KSRelief, said the extensive Saudi relief efforts in Yemen are made possible by the generous directives from the benevolent Saudi leadership that all possible aid and relief should be provided to the Yemeni people until the humanitarian crisis in their country ends.
"Since its establishment three years ago, KSRelief has implemented some 269 impartial humanitarian programs and projects in Yemen. These efforts have provided vital assistance to Yemenis in all parts of the country,” Al-Rabeeah underlined.
He further explained that these humanitarian project sectors included food, nutrition, medicine and medical supplies and protection, care, shelter, children’s vaccinations, maternal care, elderly care and education.
KSRelief has also provided some targeted programs to serve specific population groups, such as the Child Soldiers Rehabilitation Program in Yemen to help children who were recruited by Houthi militias to serve in the armed conflict.
Moreover, the project for landmine clearance aims to de-mine Yemen in order to eradicate the presence of explosive devices, which have been planted by Houthi militias in many parts of the country, he said.
Furthermore, KSRelief’s project for cholera treatment and eradication has been largely successful, and the Kingdom also provided funds, and in some cases, operational support, for private and public hospitals throughout Yemen.
He noted that KSRelief works in coordination with the UN agencies and other international and regional organizations to ensure the optimal efficiency of the overall humanitarian response to the plight of the Yemeni people.
“KSRelief carries out much of its important work in Yemen according to humanitarian response plans issued annually by the UN,” he said, adding that the center is also working in cooperation with local Yemeni partners and the Yemen High Relief Committee to ensure that all Yemenis receive the help they need.