Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief ramps up aid efforts worldwide

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief ramps up aid efforts worldwide.

Riyadh, The Gulf Observer: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has stepped up assistance programs in Somalia, Albania and Yemen with food aid, health and educational projects.
KSrelief recently distributed 70 tons of food aid to the displaced and drought-affected people in the Daynile district of Banaadir region in the Somali capital Mogadishu, benefiting 6,000 people.

The aid comes within the second phase of Saudi Arabia’s urgent intervention to contribute to covering the humanitarian needs of people affected by drought in Somalia, to support food and nutrition programs for children and provide water and shelter for the displaced, as well as lifesaving emergency programs.
Meanwhile, KSrelief’s team inspected a project to support students, orphans and needy people in Albanian Islamic sheikhdom schools. The team was briefed on the progress of the project aiming to support 154 children in the cities of Tirana and Elbasan by providing tuition fees and educational supplies for them.

In Yemen, KSrelief distributed more than 219 tons of food baskets to needy families in Aden governorate, benefiting 12,300 individuals. The project aims to distribute more than 192,000 food baskets to needy families in 15 Yemeni governorates.
Al-Jada Health Center outlets in Hajjah governorate also provided treatment to 5,852 people in one week through the support of KSrelief. The services are part of the Kingdom’s efforts, represented by KSrelief, to improve the capacities of the health sector in Yemen.

In a lecture in Madinah last May, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, KSrelief’s Chief Supervisor, said the agency maintains 1,997 humanitarian and relief projects in 84 countries so far, in cooperation with 175 international, regional and local partners, for a total value of more than $5.7 billion.

KSrelief was established under the guidance of King Salman in 2015 as a vehicle for relief and humanitarian work, and to convey Saudi values to the world.

Saudi Arabia history of charity and supporting impoverished people abroad, however, began as early as the 1950s when the government sent relief to victims of the Punjab floods, despite the limited income of the Kingdom at the time.

Dr. Al-Rabeeah noted that in 1974 the Kingdom established the Saudi Fund for Development with the aim of stimulating economic growth in developing countries, benefiting 55 countries within four years.

He said the volume of Saudi aid between 1996 and 2021, alone, amounted to $94.6 billion delivered to 165 countries around the world.