RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center recently participated in the second European Humanitarian Forum in the Belgian capital, Brussels, where it showcased its work in 90 countries.
KSrelief’s pavilion featured projects including food security, health, safety, emergency relief, education and shelter for the displaced.
It also displayed KSrelief’s reach to beneficiaries, through air and land bridges, in addition to the projects the Kingdom implemented in Yemen, including the Masam project to clear that country of 400,000 mines.
KSrelief also provided details of a project to rehabilitate child soldiers and establish a center for prosthetics in Yemen. The center manufactures and provides prosthetic limbs and organizes rehabilitation programs for those affected.
The KSrelief stand has an interactive screen displaying films, and a corner for publications and reports. Several visitors to the pavilion expressed their admiration for the organization’s work.
On the sidelines of the forum, KSrelief General Supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah met Sweden’s state secretary to the minister for international development cooperation and foreign trade, Diana Janse.
Janse praised Saudi Arabia for its humanitarian work, highlighting KSrelief’s projects to help needy people around the world.
The two officials discussed matters of common interest related to relief and humanitarian affairs, and ways to enhance cooperation to streamline aid projects globally.
Al-Rabeeah also met UN Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner and discussed issues of common interest, their strategic partnership and ways to enhance relations.
Steiner praised the effective role of the Kingdom to alleviate the suffering of the needy worldwide.
The two-day forum was organized by the European Commission and Sweden, president of the Council of the EU, from March 20 to 21.
KSrelief’s participation forms part of the organization’s efforts to improve its work worldwide in support of vulnerable people.