lunedì 25 giugno 2018
KSrelief launches Saudi Project for Landmines Clearance in Yemen
Riyadh-based King Salman Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Acts Center today launched the Saudi Project to Dismantle Mines in Yemen (Masam.
MASAM’s aim is to eliminate all forms of landmines which have been planted by Houthi militias in a number of Yemeni governorates. The program also strives to help the Yemeni people to overcome the many humanitarian tragedies caused by the deployment of these landmines.
305 prosthetic limbs were fitted last year to more than 195 landmine victims at a #KSrelief-funded prosthetics center in #Marib, #Yemen. The most affected groups were Yemeni women and children; to date, the center has provided treatment to patients between the ages of 12 and 72. 11 women, 12 children and 346 men received treatment at prosthetics center in #Marib during the first and second phases, where the second phase continues to our current date.
The Kingdom has provided more than USD 11 billion in aid to #Yemen including humanitarian aid and other services to support refugees, development aid to support the economy and Central Bank of Yemen.The support and welfare of the Yemeni people has been a priority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for decades, reaffirming the close bond between the Saudi and Yemeni people, who share common borders, religion, language, family and social ties.
Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, Advisor-Royal Court and General Supervisor of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief), disclosed that the one-year five-phase Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance costs $40 million.
During a press conference held in Riyadh today, Dr. Al Rabeeah added that this project will work on the ground with the Yemen National Program for Landmines Clearance.
He added that the humanitarian work is a top priority for the Kingdom in all liberated areas, adding that a Saudi land bridge has been launched to deliver humanitarian and relief assistance to all needy people in Hodeidah province.
The KSRelief General Supervisor added that an air bridge will also be launched from Riyadh to Hodeidah tomorrow in addition to sending a number of ships from Jazan, affirming that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is keen on the welfare of Yemen and its people in order to alleviate their suffering.
For his part, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Yemen Khalid Hussein Al-Yamani thanked the KSRelief for the great efforts in Yemen, particularly this important project.