Saudi Arabia helps Yemenis fight malnutrition

Saudi Arabia helps Yemenis fight malnutrition
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The center recently signed an agreement worth $4 million to support nutrition programs for children under five. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia helps Yemenis fight malnutrition
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The center recently signed an agreement worth $4 million to support nutrition programs for children under five. (SPA)
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Updated 10 January 2021

Saudi Arabia helps Yemenis fight malnutrition

Saudi Arabia helps Yemenis fight malnutrition
  • 12,773 students, school staff benefit from KSrelief program

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) on Saturday continued to implement its project to ensure basic health services in public schools and fight malnutrition among students and educational staff in Yemen’s Aden governorate.

During December 2020, a total of 45,963 free services were provided in the form of psychological, social and nutritional support benefiting 12,773 students and staff in 62 schools in eight directorates in Aden.
The center recently signed an agreement worth $4 million to support nutrition programs for children under five, pregnant and breastfeeding women in seven Yemeni governorates.
The project will benefit 437,179 individuals. Under the agreement, health facilities will be built and equipped with modern equipment. The center will also help the Yemeni authorities operate nutrition clinics, mobile teams and provide them with medical supplies and training in this regard.
In addition several health and sanitation projects, the center is also focusing on empowering women and families who lost their breadwinners by offering training programs and helping them establish their own businesses.

HIGHLIGHTS

• During December 2020, a total of 45,963 free services were provided in the form of psychological, social and nutritional support.

• KSrelief recently signed an agreement worth $4 million to support nutrition programs for children under five, pregnant and breastfeeding women in seven Yemeni governorates.

Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion. The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).
The humanitarian, relief and development activities of KSrelief extend to all needy countries of the world, including the Arab and Islamic countries.
KSrelief’s 1,367 projects and programs cover 54 different countries around the world on all its continents.

Lebanon
On Saturday, the center distributed winter clothes among 823 families in the Lebanese capital Beirut.
Following the deadly Aug.4 blast in Beirut, a relief air bridge was established on the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to Lebanon.

Sudan
The center distributed 1,500 schoolbags and supplies in the Red Sea State, Sudan among students. It is part of a KSrelief project to provide Sudanese children with school supplies in 2021.


Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh

Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh
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Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh

Saudi foreign minister receives Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's foreign minister received his Jordanian counterpart in Riyadh on Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 

They discussed bilateral relations and ways to support and promote them in a way that served common interests. The two foreign ministers also exchanged views on regional and international issues of common concern.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said: “We discussed the situation in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Libya, as well as Iranian and Turkish interventions in the affairs of the region’s states and Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom and Jordan’s views on these issues are compatible, and coordination between the two countries is based on the highest standards.”

The prince also said that the visit of Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Al-Safadi was aimed at enhancing the special relations between the two countries, and coordinating and consulting on the regional and international issues that interested both countries.