MA’RIB, YEMEN: Officials at King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) have confirmed that at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday, 20 January, five demining experts working with the center’s MASAM project died in an accidental explosion in the Ma’rib governorate. The incident occurred when a vehicle carrying mines and other devices exploded while en route from MASAM’s headquarters to a remote location where the devices were to be destroyed.
RIYADH / 9 Rabi' II 1440 AH (17 December 2018) – The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) is distributing school supplies in Al Mahra, the easternmost province of Yemen. SDRPY staff are delivering 192,000 books, 10,000 book bags, 6,000 desks, and twelve 30-passenger school buses. These materials will benefit some 26,000 students in 150 schools throughout Al Mahra Governorate.
RIYADH / 1 Rabi' II 1440 (9 December 2018) – Delivery of the second monthly installment of oil derivatives to Yemen under a Saudi royal decree began with the arrival of a diesel shipment on 30 November and was completed when the final mazut shipment arrived at Aden port on 8 December.
As part of The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center's on going efforts to reduce risks associated with landmines that have been indiscriminately planted in Yemen by the Iran-backed Houthi militia, the Masam project for landmine clearance announced on Friday that during the third week of November, it has cleared 21,784 mines and other improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance in Marib and the western coast of Yemen.
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, Dec 2, 2018 - Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), and Sir Mark Lowcock, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA), held a joint press conference on Sunday at the KSrelief headquarters in Riyadh on the humanitarian situation in Yemen. The press conference was held in the presence of a number of media representatives and other interested parties.
Dr. Al Rabeeah’s statement follows:
RIYADH, Dec 1, 2018 - The Yemen Quartet grouping Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and the United Kingdom, on Saturday discussed in the Saudi capital with senior United Nations officials the humanitarian situation and the mechanisms of humanitarian aid in Yemen.
Held at the headquarters of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) in Riyadh, the meeting was chaired by the Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohamed Bin Said Al Jaber.
RIYADH / 21 Rabi' I 1440 (29 November 2018) – The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) is delivering 18,000 tons of oil derivatives to the eastern Yemeni city of Mukalla today. The fuel is being distributed to 34 power plants in the 5 eastern and central Governorates of Hadhramaut, Shabwa, Al-Jawf, Marib and Al-Mahra. It is part of the first instalment of oil derivatives delivered to Yemen on 29 October 2018 under a Saudi royal decree, issued in August, to grant Yemen USD 60 million-worth of oil derivatives per month.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
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.