Saudi aid agency continues relief work in Pakistan, Yemen, Jordan

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center recently distributed 3,926 winter bags to those affected by the earthquake in the Harnai district of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, benefiting 25,578 people.
The aid is part of the center’s 2021 winter project to help people in need in Pakistan.

With one of the largest humanitarian aid budgets in the world, KSrelief has been working in 76 countries, and after Yemen, Palestine, Syria and Somalia, Pakistan is the biggest beneficiary of the organization’s humanitarian operations.

In Yemen, KSrelief is aiding people in the Aden, Marib, Al-Jawf, Al-Mahra and Hadramaut governorates by delivering tons of food and equipment in 22 trucks in one week.

The aid includes 1,000 tents, 1,750 shelter bags and 7,060 cartons of dates. The distribution comes within the framework of the humanitarian efforts being provided by KSrelief for the Yemeni people.

Meanwhile, the mobile medical nutritional clinics of KSrelief provided treatment services for 4,435 patients in the Hodeidah governorate.

The clinics include the epidemiology clinic, emergency clinic, internal medicine clinic, children’s clinic, reproductive health clinic, nutritional therapy clinic, immunization clinic, awareness and education clinic, and surgery and surgical dressing department.

The laboratory department also received 2,783 individuals while 2,952 were provided with medications.

KSrelief is also supporting a nutrition project for children under the age of five and pregnant women and nursing mothers in the Yemeni governorates of Aden, Lahij, Taiz, Hodeidah, Hadramout, Hajjah and Marib.

The project, which provides therapeutic feeding, health care and counseling, has helped 29,976 people in one week.

KSrelief has also continued rolling out water supply and environmental projects in the Hodeidah governorate.

In one week, 301,000 liters of drinking water and 287,000 liters of non-potable water were pumped into tanks across the region.

Yemen is among the top beneficiaries of KSrelief assistance. In total, the center has completed 629 projects in Yemen at a total cost of more than $3.9 billion.

The center’s programs cover food security, water sanitation and hygiene, health, education, emergency aid and nutrition.

In Jordan, the Saudi center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees in Zaatari camp. The clinics received 513 patients in one day. It is a small part of the humanitarian assistance that KSrelief provides to Syrian refugees on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

The clinics also delivered monthly medicines to those with chronic diseases — who suffer from blood pressure diseases, diabetes, asthma and endocrine diseases — providing medical services for elderly and immobile patients who cannot get to the KSrelief clinics.