Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief has lion’s share of Yemen relief work: Minister

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KSRelief, in coordination with the Higher Committee for Relief, has undertaken projects to support livelihoods and development. (SPA)
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KSRelief, in coordination with the Higher Committee for Relief, has undertaken projects to support livelihoods and development. (SPA)
Updated 22 January 2019

Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief has lion’s share of Yemen relief work: Minister

  • The project has led to the clearance of 35,227 mines and explosive charges, as well as the establishment of artificial limb centers

JEDDAH: Since its establishment in 2015, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has had the biggest share of relief and humanitarian work in Yemen, said Abdulraqeeb Fatah, Yemen’s minister of local administration.
KSRelief’s work has contributed directly to saving Yemen from a humanitarian disaster following the actions of Houthi militias against the internationally recognized government, added Fatah, who is also chairman of the Higher Committee for Relief in Yemen.
KSRelief “has implemented more than 321 projects in all Yemeni governorates,” he said in a meeting with a team from the center’s Project for Landmine Clearance (MASAM).
KSRelief, in coordination with the Higher Committee for Relief, has undertaken projects to support livelihoods and development, he added.
MASAM was launched in June 2018 at a cost of $40 million due to the Houthis laying more than a million mines in Yemen, leading to many civilian casualties, including women and children.
The project has led to the clearance of 35,227 mines and explosive charges, as well as the establishment of artificial limb centers.
KSRelief projects have also helped Yemeni refugees in Djibouti, providing them with humanitarian services and establishing an integrated village including 300 residential units, schools and medical clinics, Fatah said.


King Salman appoints new Saudi central bank deputy governor

Updated 17 October 2019

King Salman appoints new Saudi central bank deputy governor

RIYADH: King Salman appointed Ayman bin Mohammed Al-Sayari as deputy governor for the Kingdom’s central bank, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Al-Sayari was previously SAMA's deputy governor for investment.

He thanked King Salman for the appointment and the confidence placed in him.