RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has signed an agreement to distribute 3,000 tons of dates in Yemen this year.
The SR47 million project which will benefit 2.25 million people in the war-torn country, is part of the Kingdom’s long-running efforts to relieve the suffering of Yemenis affected by the humanitarian crisis caused by Iran-backed Houthi militia.
The latest program will target some of the poorest families in the provinces of Abyan, Al-Bayda, Daleh, Hodeidah, Al-Jawf, Amran, Marib, Sanaa, Shabwa and Taiz.
The Kingdom’s foreign aid efforts have always been on the rise until they hit a record in the last few years, with the volume of Saudi aid, provided impartially to 81 countries, exceeding $86 billion between 1996 and 2018.
King Salman issued his directives on May 13, 2015 to establish the KSRelief to provide various humanitarian and relief programs. Since its inception, KSRelief has implemented 1,011 projects in 44 countries worth $3,439,139,000, with 225 projects worth $389,682,000 targeting women and 234 projects worth $529,463,000 targeting children.