KSRelief highlights humanitarian aid efforts in Yemen despite Houthi obstructions

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KSRelief chief Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah speaks at a symposium in Rome, Italy, on Saudi Arabia's humanitarian aid efforts in Yemen. (SPA)
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KSRelief chief volunteers distributing humanitarian relief aid in a village in Saada, Yemen. (SPA)
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Yemeni residents bringing home their share of humanitarian aid distributed by KSRelief volunteers in Saada province. (SPA)
Updated 25 October 2019

KSRelief highlights humanitarian aid efforts in Yemen despite Houthi obstructions

ROME: Saudi Arabia is keen to provide humanitarian aid transparently and impartially throughout Yemen, despite all the difficulties posed by violations by Iran-backed Houthi militias, said the general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah was speaking at a symposium in Rome attended by Prince Faisal bin Sattam bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi ambassador to Italy.
The symposium, titled “Saudi humanitarian efforts in Yemen: Challenges and solutions,” was organized by KSRelief in coordination with the Saudi Embassy in Rome.
Al-Rabeeah explained during a video presentation that total Saudi assistance to Yemen since May 2015 amounted to $16 billion.
He said the Kingdom has responded to an appeal by the World Health Organization and UNICEF with $66.7 million to combat a cholera outbreak in Yemen.
He added that the Kingdom is supporting specific important KSRelief projects in Yemen, such as the Masam demining project. Al-Rabeeah also detailed Houthi violations of humanitarian work in Yemen.
Meanwhile in Amman, KSRelief participated in a workshop on the strategies and policies of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for 2020, in cooperation with the Jordanian Red Crescent. Participants discussed ways to cooperate.
The director of KSRelief’s office in Jordan, Dr. Bader Al-Samhan, highlighted Saudi humanitarian support worldwide.

 


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