Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief Holds a Massive Share in Yemen Relief Work

January 23, 2019

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), since its formation, has had the greatest share of relief and humanitarian work in Yemen. This statement was made by none other than Abdulraqeeb Fatah, Yemen’s minister of local administration.

Fatah, who is also the chairman of the Higher Committee for Relief in Yemen stated that KSRelief’s work has provided directly in order to save Yemen from the worst humanitarian crisis. Yemen has been facing humanitarian disaster subsequent the actions of the Houthi rebels against the internationally recognized government. During a meeting with a team from the center’s Project for Landmine Clearance (MASAM) he even stated that KSRelief has carried out more than 321 projects in all governorates of Yemen.

KSRelief, in-cooperation with the Higher Committee for Relief, has handled and managed projects to back livelihoods and development.

MASAM was started in June 2018 at a cost of $40 million due to the Houthis planting over a million mines in Yemen, resulting in many civilian casualties, which includes women as well as children.

The project has resulted in the removal of 35,227 mines and explosive charges. The project has also founded artificial limb centers in order to help those who get lose their limbs in mine attacks.

Fatah stated that KSRelief projects have also aided many Yemeni refugees in Djibouti, furnishing them with humanitarian services and installing a harmonized village which includes a 300 residential units, schools and medical clinics.

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