JEDDAH: Among its projects to improve the livelihoods of Yemenis, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Saturday distributed wheat seeds, fertilizers and pesticides to farmers in the war-torn country.
Mohammed Awad Hadi, a Yemeni official, lauded the Kingdom’s efforts to help Yemeni farmers and other segments of society.
He said the Saudi efforts will help boost the agriculture sector of Yemen and improve wheat production.
KSRelief recently dispatched additional medical aid for Yemen to ensure an uninterrupted supply of medicines for kidney patients under treatment in various hospitals across the country.
“The aid is part of a huge medical project worth SR21 million that aims to provide medical supplies to all parts of Yemen ensuring uninterrupted health services,” said Dr. Abdullah Saleh Al-Moallem, director of KSRelief’s Health and Environmental Aid Department. Al-Moallem said the medical supplies will be distributed without any discrimination.
The center is also actively involved in the rehabilitation of children affected by the war. It regularly organizes recreational trips for such children.
The program aims to help the children return to their normal lives, through teaching them and practicing different sports, as well as field trips.
KSRelief plans to rehabilitate 2,000 children who were recruited by the Iranian-backed Houthis.
Recently, the center carried out sewing classes as part of its program to develop manual skills in five Yemeni provinces to support orphan families.
The Saudi Project for Landmines Clearance in Yemen (MASAM), launched by KSRelief, has managed to clear 22,952 landmines planted by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia.
In the last week of November, members of the project managed to dismantle some 1,462 landmines planted in schools and residential areas.
The center has provided treatment for more than 21,000 injured Yemenis, both inside and outside Yemen.
A total of 6,452 Yemenis received treatment in private sector hospitals in Yemen, while 1,000 received treatment in Yemeni medical centers specializing in eye injuries.
In addition, 12,795 cases were transferred to Saudi Arabia, 534 to Jordan, 280 to Sudan and one to India. The injured Yemenis expressed appreciation to KSRelief for its efforts to treat them.
KSRelief provides health services to all Yemeni people in coordination with the Yemeni Higher Relief Committee represented by the Yemeni Ministry of Health and Population, and local and international partners.
The KSRelief is also actively involved in humanitarian projects in Syria. It continues to support the war-ravaged country’s livestock sector.