RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) on Monday launched the fourth phase of its date distribution project in Al-Mahrah governorate in Yemen.
In this phase, the center will distribute 6,000 cartons of dates in four districts of the governorate.
In addition, as many as 13 trucks carrying relief items from Saudi Arabia crossed Al-Wadiah crossing point during March 21 to April 4.
The relief convoy carried 30,000 cartons of dates, 2,600 packages of medicines, over 21 tons of food baskets. The aid is meant for Aden, Marib, Hodeidah, Al-Dhale, Lahij and Abyan governorates.
On Monday, the center delivered 50 tons of dates to the Republic of Burkina Faso as a gift from Saudi Arabia.
The center launched Ramadan food basket distribution project in Pakistan on Monday. A ceremony was organized to launch the program, which was attended by Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliki and other officials.
The director of KSrelief office in Pakistan, Dr. Khaled bin Mohammed Al-Othmani, said the project includes distribution of 20,700 food baskets. He said each basket contains basic food items sufficient for an entire family throughout Ramadan. The project will benefit 20,700 families in 10 districts of Pakistan’s Balochistan province.
Al-Maliki said the project is an extension of the humanitarian projects KSrelief is implementing on the directive of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The center also launched a similar program to help the people in the Republic of Chad during Ramadan. KSrelief will distribute 13,430 food baskets among 67,150 families.
According to a recent KSrelief report, Yemen has received the most aid ($3.47 billion), followed by Palestine ($363 million), Syria ($305 million) and Somalia ($202 million).
KSrelief has implemented 1,536 projects worth nearly $5 billion in 59 countries since its inception in May 2015.