KHARTOUM: The second Saudi airlift to Sudan in the wake of heavy rains and flooding has arrived in the capital Khartoum. The initiative, being carried out under the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, will see around 112 tons of relief items being delivered to the worst-hit areas.
The consignment was accompanied by a specialized King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) team to supervise distribution operations, bringing the total aid to 227 tons. In the first consignment, 115 tons of relief items were delivered to the worst-hit areas.
Meanwhile, KSRelief’s general supervisor, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, met with representatives of a number of international humanitarian organizations in Riyadh on Thursday.
During the meeting, they discussed the latest developments of joint projects between KSrelief and organizations in various countries and ways of enhancing them.
Al-Rabeeah also met British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Simon Collis on Wednesday.
During the meeting, Al-Rabeeah gave an account on the assistance being provided by KSRelief to affected countries around the world, especially Yemen.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) extracted 1,077 mines in Yemen during the last week of August.
So far, Masam — an initiative of KSRelief — has extracted 84,825 mines in Yemen.
KSRelief also organized a workshop in Riyadh on “Humanitarian Needs Assessment,” in cooperation with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The workshop discussed how to assess and analyze humanitarian needs, strategic planning and prioritize responses.
Over two decades, Saudi Arabia has sent $87 billion in humanitarian aid to 81 countries. Since 2014, more than 1,011 humanitarian aid programs worth $3.5 billion have benefitted 44 countries, primarily Yemen, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Iraq.