US Senate official visits KSRelief

US Senate official visits KSRelief
The US official was briefed on the activities of KSRelief. (SPA)
Updated 07 August 2018

US Senate official visits KSRelief

US Senate official visits KSRelief
  • Saudi Arabia topped donor states outside the UNYHRP 2018 by providing $196 million out of $466.4 million
  • Saudi Arabia has opened eight new development projects in Yemen as part of the KSA’s ambitious rebuilding program

JEDDAH: Ark Triger, the senior staff Republican officer in charge of Middle East affairs at the foreign relations committee of the US Senate, on Monday visited the Riyadh-based King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).
The US official met senior officials including Ahmed bin Ali Al-Baiz, assistant supervisor general for operations and programs.
Triger was briefed on the activities and achievements of KSRelief, which is running relief programs in 42 countries around the world without any discrimination. KSRelief officials told the visiting dignitary that the center had initiated 450 different projects out of which 274 programs were operational in Yemen.
During the meeting a number of issues regarding relief and humanitarian affairs were also discussed.
Saudi Arabia 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 also topped donor states outside the UNYHRP 2018 by providing $196 million out of $466.4 million.
The strategic objectives of the YHRP are: Saving lives, protecting civilians, enhancing equitable aid distribution, guaranteeing the flexibility and durability of humanitarian work.
As a response to this distress call, a royal decree to establish the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO) Support Center was issued, where national capacities work tirelessly to provide logistic operational support and coordination to facilitate the delivery of aid provided by INGOs and NGOs in Yemen alike.