RIYADH: The UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator has praised the Saudi government and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) for their humanitarian work in Yemen.
Mark Lowcock sent a letter of thanks to KSRelief’s Supervisor General Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, the center said in a statement to Arab News on Wednesday.
“I would like to thank you for participating in the ‘high-level pledging event for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen’ that took place on Feb. 26, and particularly for your government’s generous contribution to support the humanitarian response in Yemen,” Lowcock wrote, according to the KSRelief statement.
“The event was a great success to which member states and partners pledged $2.62 billion in support of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan,” he added.
“Your generous pledge of $750 million was central to the success of the event, and will significantly contribute to the alleviation of the suffering of the people of Yemen.”
Saudi Arabia is a key partner in the multilateral humanitarian system, Lowcock said, adding: “I look forward to our continued collaboration to ensure that together, we provide the Yemeni people with opportunities for a better future.”
The number of Yemenis who benefited last year from medical services provided by KSRelief was 2,501,897.
KSRelief provides medical services to all Yemenis in coordination with the Yemeni Higher Relief Committee, represented by the Yemeni Ministry of Health and Population, and with local and international partners.