RIYADH: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said that “the partnership with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has contributed to the improvement of the protection services provided to the most vulnerable women and girls in Yemen.”
“KSRelief has generously supported the protection services aimed at reducing gender-based violence, benefitting more than 65,000 women and girls in Yemen since the beginning of 2021,” UNFPA said in its statement.
“Awareness-raising sessions have been provided to more than 30,000 people so far, while 800 women facing violence received the necessary training to acquire livelihood skills.
Women and girls are the most vulnerable in #Yemen’s conflict!
Addressing their protection needs is urgent!
— UNFPA Yemen (@UNFPAYemen) August 25, 2021
“Financial support was provided to more than 200 of the most needy women, while eight safe spaces and a shelter in nine Yemeni governorates received the necessary support,” it added.
The statement said that “the partnership between KSRelief and UNFPA has helped, since 2015, access hundreds of thousands of women and girls and provide them with reproductive health services and protection.”
Meanwhile, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), with the support of KSrelief, has distributed food aid to 2.65 million people, to meet the urgent food requirements of the neediest groups in Yemen, according to this year’s humanitarian response plan.
Meet Huda from #Yemen. Huda wants to be a doctor when she grows up so she can treat and help people.
Together we can help Huda realise her dreams! pic.twitter.com/WfSqYceSxn
— WFP Yemen (@WFPYemen) August 23, 2021
The project aims to provide food security for about 5 million people in Yemen, in cooperation with the WFP.
On Sunday, KSrelief distributed 53.5 tons of food baskets to Mayun Island in Taiz, benefiting 1,000 people.
This aid comes within the food security project implemented by the center in 10 Yemeni governorates as part of Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian and relief efforts provided to the Yemeni people.
— WFP Yemen (@WFPYemen) August 24, 2021
— KSrelief (@KSRelief_EN) August 22, 2021