The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) distributed nearly 50,000 food baskets to the Wadi Hadhramaut governorate of Yemen, reaching nearly 300,000 people.
The recipients of the food aid in the governorate expressed their thanks to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, its government and the Saudi people for the assistance, reflecting the depth of ties between the two countries.
The United Nations warned in May that unless international donors step up their response, Yemen faces a “serious risk of famine.” In response to the appeal, Saudi Arabia donated $150 million.
KSRelief Provides Ongoing Support Around the World
Established in May 2015, KSRelief aims to become a leading center for relief and humanitarian activities in the countries that need help the most. Historically, Saudi Arabia has taken a leading role in serving the international community around the world – the organization ultimately takes this a step further, emphasizing the dedication of the Kingdom to alleviating human suffering and ensuring that all people are given the opportunity to live dignified lives.
KSRelief executes projects in a number of sectors, including food security, shelter, camp coordination and management, education, protection, early recovery, health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, emergency telecommunications, logistics, and humanitarian and emergency relief.
As of April 2017, KSRelief had spearheaded 191 projects with a total of 102 partners.
In addition to its projects in Yemen – many of which aim to improve the situation of people living in the most conflict affected areas in the country – KSRelief also carries out projects in countries such as Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan and more.
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