Saudi Worldwide Relief Aid Nears $2 Bln, Yemen Top Beneficiary

Saudi Worldwide Relief Aid Nears $2 Bln, Yemen Top Beneficiary

Sunday, 5 August, 2018 - 07:45
Riyadh – Asharq Al-Awsat
The Saudi King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center’s up-to-date bulletin showed that Saudi relief organization having insofar sponsored a total of 450 projects at an approximate overall value of $1.85 billion and in cooperation with 124 partners.

Representing the Saudi kingdom’s deep recognition of the value in presenting humanitarian aid, the body has provided relief aid and development projects worldwide.

Aware of the importance of relieving human suffering, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has upheld a long legacy of contributions on the international community’s scale when it comes to humanitarian and relief efforts.

KSrelief funded numerous projects in the areas of health, food security, early recovery, shelter and non-food aid, water and environmental sanitation, as well as support and coordination of humanitarian operations, protection, logistics, education and nutrition, and emergency communications.

In regard of worldwide food security, the center carried out 161 projects at an estimate worth of $531.5 million. In the field of healthcare, KSrelief implemented 125 projects at a worth of $445.2 million, and up to 29 early recovery projects at a cost of $120 million.

As for water and environmental sanitation 25 projects have been implemented. In the shelter and non-food sector another 24 projects at an estimated $118.8 dollars were delivered worldwide.

According to the monthly statistical bulletin issued by KSrelief, the body provided assistance to Yemenis through a basket of projects implemented in cooperation with 80 partners.

The Center has launched three projects to improve the situation of people living in the most conflict-affected areas of Yemen. These initiatives include providing food security, improving living conditions in communities that remain intact, and establishing safe alternative geographical locations and support systems for people displaced by the conflict. All programs are carried out in coordination with the support of international organizations and the legitimate Yemeni government.

The center assists local Yemeni government personnel and international organizations specializing in medical aid to establish new health services and support existing facilities. Another of the center’s activities has been repatriating Yemenis displaced outside of their country by the conflict and returning them to their homes whenever possible, since reuniting families helps to reestablish and maintain community security.

Medical treatment is provided abroad for Yemenis who require such assistance, relieving the suffering of ill, injured and handicapped Yemenis receiving healthcare outside Yemen.

All of the center’s projects aim to protect the dignity of the most vulnerable groups, achieve community security and provide a healthy environment to everyone displaced by the conflict in Yemen.

Historically, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken on a pioneering humanitarian role in serving crisis-stricken communities around the world.

Despite the fact that the center is newly established, KSrelief has already played a significant role in providing relief to recipients in many countries.

Among the beneficiary countries from KSrelief’s aid programs are the Maldives, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Niger, Djibouti, Afghanistan , Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Mauritania, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria, Honduras, Nicaragua, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Cameroon, Yemen, Zanzibar, Tanzania and Benin.

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