JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center continues to provide food, shelter and health services to people in need across the world.
KSrelief distributed 140 tons of food baskets to Al-Jawf governorate in Yemen, benefiting 7,830 people.
The aid comes within the framework of efforts by KSrelief to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people as a result of the present humanitarian crisis in the country.
In Mogadishu, Somalia, KSrelief also distributed over 30 tons of food baskets to the displaced, benefiting 2,550 people.
The second phase of Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Somalia aims to cover the humanitarian needs of people affected by drought, support nutrition programs for children, provide water and shelter for the displaced and implement life-saving emergency programs.
In Sudan, KSrelief distributed food and shelter aid to families affected by floods.
The center’s specialized technical team was able to reach the isolated and flood-affected areas and deliver over 112 tons of food baskets, 120 tents, 1,494 blankets and 476 shelter kits, benefitting 5,538 individuals.
This comes as part of the Saudi relief airlift that the center recently dispatched under the directives of King Salman to support the Sudanese people who have been affected by torrential rains, which swept across several cities and states and led to heavy losses in lives and property.
KSrelief recently concluded a medical program to combat blindness and other ophthalmic diseases in Bangladesh. Medical teams from KSrelief examined 5,155 cases, distributed 1,513 pairs of glasses and performed 544 surgeries.
The program, which falls within the Noor Saudi Arabia initiative, also ran in Eritrea from Aug. 19 to 26. According to the Saudi Press Agency, 4,800 patients were examined, and 181 successful surgical operations were performed.
These initiatives are part of KSrelief’s efforts to aid low-income families in developing countries.
Worldwide, KSrelief has implemented 2,069 projects worth almost $6 billion in 86 countries. The initiatives have been carried out in cooperation with 175 local, regional and international partners since the inception of the center in May 2015.
Its programs include food security, water sanitation and hygiene, health, education, emergency aid, nutrition, protection, early recovery, logistics and telecommunications.
According to a recent KSrelief report, the countries and territories that benefited the most from the center’s various projects were Yemen ($4.1 billion), Palestine ($369 million), Syria ($334 million) and Somalia ($216 million).