Saudi aid centre extends vaccination programme in Yemen - GulfToday

Saudi aid centre extends vaccination programme in Yemen


KSRelief and Unicef officials pose with the agreement on Tuesday.

Agha Riaz, Staff Reporter


On Tuesday the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) signed an agreement with the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) to extend a vaccination project for Yemeni children by another six months.

KSRelief was established by King Salman bin Abdulaziz in 2015. The Supervisor General of the KSRelief is Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah.

The agreement was co-signed by KSRelief Assistant General Supervisor Ahmed Bin Ali Al-Bayez and Unicef’s regional chief field officer, Eltayeb Adam.

The project aims to vaccinate 1,140,000 Yemeni children against various diseases at a cost of over $4.8 million.

On Monday, KSRelief announced it had also distributed 450 food baskets to displaced people in the Hajjah governorate in the country, benefiting 2,700 people.

King Salman issued his directives on May 13, 2015, to establish the KSRelief to provide various humanitarian and relief programmes. Since its inception, KSRelief has implemented 1,011 projects in 44 countries worth $3,439,139,000, with 225 projects worth $389,682,000 targeting women and 234 projects worth $529,463,000 targeting children.

The KSRelief centre was established in the framework of the Saudi’s efforts to alleviate the suffering of those in need worldwide.

KSRelief has concluded a number of agreements with UNHCR that aim at supporting refugees from Syria, Yemen and Rohingya.

Since its establishment, KSRelief has helped 44 countries and spent $3.25 billion on 1,011 projects.

Related articles