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20 Nov 2018 description

Kingdom had joined hands with the UAE and Kuwait to bolster UN humanitarian effort in Yemen by donating $1.25bn

RIYADH, November 20, 2018 – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) and Emirates Red Crescent on Tuesday announced a joint US$500 million aid initiative to alleviate a food crisis in Yemen. The move will benefit 10 to 12 million Yemenis.

09 Nov 2018 description

In line with its mission to alleviate human suffering around the globe, The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed on Wednesday aid to vulnerable communities in Yemen and Kenya, and to people affected by natural disaster in Indonesia.

29 Oct 2018 description

RIYADH, October 29 – A Saudi tanker reached Aden carrying the first installment of oil derivatives such as diesel and mazut, worth USD$60 million. They are meant to be supplied to power stations in provinces liberated by the Yemeni government as part of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY).

05 Oct 2018 description

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief condemns the attack as a ‘brutal crime’ by the Iranian-backed militia

Bani Jaber, Yemen, Oct 5, 2018 – Iranian-backed Houthis on Friday shelled a relief camp for internally displaced people (IDP’s) in Hodeida’s Al-Khoukah district in Bani Jaber.

One woman was killed and many people injured as the camp was hit by three shells.

27 Sep 2018 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 27, 2018

The text of the following statement on Syria was released by the Governments of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

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26 Sep 2018 description

The Arab coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen has established three safe corridors for civilians to travel between the cities of Sana’a and Hodeidah. Spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said on Monday that the corridors between the former capital that was seized by the Houthi militia in 2014 and the country’s biggest port on the Red Sea have been set up in cooperation with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

20 Sep 2018 description

RIYADH, Sept 20, 2018 (CIC) - The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Lisa Grande, met on Thursday with senior Saudi officials, including the Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Mohammed Saeed Al Jaber, who is also the Executive Director of the Esnad Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Aid, to discuss a campaign to prevent a third wave of cholera, to assess deconfliction mechanisms meant to assure delivery of assistance to civilians and maintain humanitarian corridors for assistance to and protection of those suffering from the conflict in Yemen.

27 Jun 2018 description

RIYADH, June 27, 2018 - Col. Turki Almalki, the official spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, stated on Wednesday that the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, which was founded at the request of the legitimate Government of Yemen to protect the country and its people from Iranian-backed Houthi aggression, rejects the claims made in the U.N. Secretary-General's Report on Children and Armed Conflict regarding violations attributed to the Coalition, which are based on inaccurate information provided by unreliable sources.

26 Jun 2018 description

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, June 26, 2018 - Today, the first Saudi aid airlift to provide urgent aid to the people of Al Hudaydah arrived in Aden. The two relief planes carried 70 tons of shelter and food aid, and were sent to Yemen by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief). The relief aid will be transported to Al Hudaydah to provide urgent assistance to the people there, and a specialized team from KSrelief will monitor and supervise distribution to the governorate's most vulnerable residents.

25 Jun 2018 description

25 June 2018, Riyadh – The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) today launches the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (MASAM), a program committed to making Yemen landmine-free in order to protect civilians and to safeguard the delivery of urgent humanitarian supplies.

20 Jun 2018 description

Ambassador Mohammed Al-Jaber, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Yemen, who is also the executive director of the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations' Center, stressed yesterday during a meeting with the United Arab Emirates' ambassador to the Kingdom, as well as, other representatives, that the Hodaidah Port remains open and it will be a life artery for Yemenis in facilitating relief supplies; as opposed to a passage for weapons of death and destruction and means to enrich the Iranian-backed Houthi militias.

14 Jun 2018 description

RIYADH, June 13 – Saudi Arabia and the UAE have announced on Wednesday a comprehensive, multi-faceted plan for the protection of civilians in Hodeidah and surrounding areas. The five-point plan, which aims to safeguard and intensify the flow of humanitarian aid into the port of Hodeidah, will be underpinned by the continued support in Yemen of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) and the UAE Red Crescent.

The joint plan sets out the following guarantees for the protection of civilians in the province:

31 May 2018 description

Saudi Reconstruction Program in Yemen has announced the opening of the first office in the island of Socotra and the program’s beginning to alleviate the humanitarian conditions in the area. Not only is the Program moving people away from the tents and makeshift stone houses into suitable housing, it is also implementing infrastructure projects including roads, electricity, water and sanitation. The Program is also working on providing basic services, such as health and education, and is supporting those working in fishery, agriculture, and livestock.

28 May 2018 description

First aircraft of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) relief effort arrives in line with directives from King Salman bin Abdulaziz and follow-up of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Initial shipment to be followed by planes carrying additional aid according to a relief schedule and plan, in coordination with the High Relief Committee

KSRelief said it also provided urgent food aid in the city of Hof in the remote province of Al-Mahra in southeast Yemen for 1,800 people affected by Mekunu

03 May 2018 description

Wednesday’s attack is third such incident in a month

RIYADH, May 3, 2018 – The Houthi missile attack on Wednesday targeting the headquarters of the Centre for Rehabilitation of Children in Yemen was condemned by Dr Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Advisor to the Royal Court and Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief).

24 Apr 2018 description

The Iranian backed Houthi militias in Yemen are holding hostage 19 ships, carrying over 200 thousand tons of petroleum byproducts in the anchoring zone outside of the port of Hodeida, which is under the militia’s control. Some of these ships have now been detained for over 26 days, and are prevented from going into the port, despite the port being free of any other ships.

08 Apr 2018 description

Total of 4,000 tonnes of dates will be donated to the World Food Programme (WFP) and another 3,000 tonnes will be sent to more than 30 countries

RIYADH, April 08 (CIC) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and 30 countries around the world are to receive 7000 tonnes of dates this year donated by Saudi Arabia, King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarians Aid (KSRelief) announced on Sunday.

04 Mar 2018 description

The Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO) Support Center announces that over one million people are now direct beneficiaries of humanitarian aid and relief under YCHO plan. In less than six weeks, 1,024,439 people have received food, shelter or medical aid under the YCHO. This number excludes fuel supplies announced today and other aid currently en route, such as the 50-truck convoy carrying 926 metric tons of aid that departed on 27 February.

To date, aid delivered includes:

75,232 boxes of dates

55,063 food baskets

04 Mar 2018 description

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre (KSRelief) has agreed to provide 900,000 liters of fuel to the World Food Programme (WFP) for supply to hospitals in nine governorates of Yemen. The fuel will be delivered in convoys of 5 trucks, each hauling 36,000 liters of fuel, and the current convoy is the second of its kind to deliver such aid under the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO), launched on 22 January 2018.

28 Feb 2018 description

From 2007 to Feb 2017, Asian countries received a total of $21 billion, while Yemen topped recipient countries receiving $13 billion

RIYADH, February 28 (CIC) - Saudi Arabia has donated nearly USD $33billion in global aid in the past 10 years, according to data provided by the Electronic Platform for Saudi International Aid, which was inaugurated by King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the opening of the Kingdom’s first International Humanitarian Forum in Riyadh on Monday.