RIYADH: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), met with a delegation from the Executive Board of the World Bank Group in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
Al-Rabeeah, who is also the adviser at the Royal Court, briefed the visiting delegation about the relief and humanitarian efforts undertaken by the Kingdom through KSrelief in various parts of the world.
He said that the center had implemented 2,625 humanitarian and relief projects in 94 countries worldwide, exceeding $6.483 billion in food security, health, education, shelter, support, and coordination of humanitarian operations, water, environmental sanitation, and protection sectors.
It has also cooperated with 175 international, regional, and local partners, he added.
Al-Rabeeah highlighted some of KSrelief’s specific projects, such as the “Masam” project to clear land mines in Yemen, the prosthetic limbs program, and the rehabilitation project for Yemeni children conscripted into war.
He discussed some implemented initiatives, such as relief and volunteer platforms and international documentation and registration, such as the Saudi aid platform, the aid platform provided to refugees in the Kingdom, the external volunteering platform, and the electronic donation platform “Sahem.”
He reviewed the efforts undertaken by Saudi Arabia in volunteer work through the center, which has conducted 514 programs in 38 countries, with more than 139,000 surgical operations performed.
The visiting delegation praised the mechanism used by the center to implement its humanitarian and relief work and its support for the work of the needy and affected people worldwide.
Meanwhile, KSrelief has signed a joint cooperation agreement with the Al-Ramdi Association in Dammam to implement volunteer programs outside the Kingdom.
The agreement was signed at the KSrelief headquarters in Riyadh, by its assistant supervisor general director for planning and development Aqeel Al-Ghamdi and Ziyad bin Abdullah Al-Suwaidan, chairman of Al-Ramdi’s board of directors.
The agreement is part of KSrelief’s efforts to support volunteer programs in a number of countries around the world, and to achieve the goals of Saudi Vision 2030, which calls for integration between various national authorities.