Saudi Arabia’s aid agency provides drinking water to Yemenis

The implementation of the project follows directives by King Salman to continue with aid to Yemen. (SPA)
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Updated 12 May 2020

Saudi Arabia’s aid agency provides drinking water to Yemenis

  • KSRelief signed an agreement with the Selah Foundation for Development to begin the second phase of the dialysis center in Yemen’s Al-Dhale province

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) continues to carry out water and environmental sanitation projects in various parts of war-torn Yemen.
From April 30 to May 6, 301,000 liters of drinking water were pumped into tank in Al-Khokha district in Hodeidah.
The center also transferred waste to landfills as part of its campaign to remove waste from Al-Khokha directorate, and carried out a disinfection campaign to combat disease vectors in the directorate and camps of displaced Yemenis.
Over 90,000 liters of drinking water were pumped into tanks in different directorates of Hajjah governorate benefiting 5,600 people.
Getting water often involves several days of searching, forcing families to rely on contaminated water, which can lead to the spread of diseases and illnesses.
KSRelief clinics continued to provide medical treatments and health care services in Yemen’s Al-Khokha directorate in partnership with the Taiba Foundation for Development, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
During the period between April 20 and May 6, the integrated-care clinics received 2,556 patients, the immunization clinics received
9 and other departments received 256 patients.
KSRelief also signed an agreement with the Selah Foundation for Development to begin the second phase of the dialysis center in Yemen’s Al-Dhale province.
The agreement was signed by KSRelief’s assistant supervisor general for operations and programs, Ahmed bin Ali Al-Baiz, at the center’s premises in Riyadh. The dialysis center will provide a local service for patients suffering from kidney failure. It will also include a counseling clinic for patients.
The agreement states that KSRelief will provide materials sufficient for 6,000 dialysis processes and will also provide the necessary equipment and staff to keep the center running, as well as providing meals for patients.


Saudi king, crown prince congratulate president-elect of Burundi on victory

Updated 31 May 2020

Saudi king, crown prince congratulate president-elect of Burundi on victory

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday congratulated Evariste Ndayishimiye on winning the presidential election in Burundi.

The king and crown prince wished Ndayishimiye success and the people of Burundi further progress and prosperity. 

Ndayishimiye, who was the ruling party’s candidate, was on Monday declared victorious after winning 68.72 percent of the vote.

Opposition leader Agathon Rwasa received 24.19 percent.

Ndayishimiye, 52, is a former army general and will replace President Pierre Nkurunziza.