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200,000 Yemenis in Hodeidah Receive Saudi Aid

200,000 Yemenis in Hodeidah Receive Saudi Aid

Sunday, 9 September, 2018 - 07:00
KSRelief continues its distribution of aid in Yemen. (SPA)
Hodeidah - Asharq Al-Awsat
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) is continuing its relentless humanitarian efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people in Hodeidah, which has been affected by a humanitarian crisis caused by the Iran-backed Houthi militias.

Between June and September, the center provided a number of services to Hodeidah residents and those displaced from other districts.

KSRelief provided several relief and humanitarian programs which consisted of 11,279 food baskets that benefited 67,674 individuals and 21,621 kilograms of dates that reached 129,726 people.

The center also distributed various accommodation materials, including 70 tents that aided 420 people, 1,620 blankets that were distributed to 1,620 people and 140 rugs that benefited 420 people.

It provided citizens with 1,050 bags containing essentials that helped 7,350 people and 2,687 emergency kits for 18,809 individuals.

The center announced that a total of 227,349 affected or displaced Yemenis from Hodeidah benefited from the aid.

The projects fall in line with the directives of Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, to aid Yemen, particularly needy areas, in coordination with UN humanitarian bodies, international organizations and the Yemeni government, represented by the High Committee for Relief.

The Kingdom will continue with its humanitarian role in indiscriminately aiding the Yemeni people via the center.

The center is currently working on a project to improve water supplies and environmental sanitation and nutrition and set up mobile clinics to provide healthcare to the people of the Hodeidah.

Meanwhile, KSRelief Supervisor General Abdullah al-Rabeeah, met in France with the Executive Director of the French Agency for Development (AFD), Remy Rioux.

During the meeting, they discussed means of cooperation between KSRelief and AFD in the humanitarian and relief fields.

Following the meeting, Rabeeah, who is also Advisor at the Royal Court, said that the meetings are intended to build bridges of cooperation and clarify the Kingdom's efforts to alleviate the suffering of people everywhere, without discrimination against color, race or religion.

For his part, Rioux stressed the depth of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and France, praising the efforts and activities of the Center and looking forward to the cooperation.

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