Kingdom Sets Up Camps for Displaced Yemenis in Horn of Africa
March 08, 2017
The Riyadh-based King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) has set up refuges camps in Somalia, Yemen and Djibouti to accommodate Yemenis escaping the war and other refugees from disaster-stricken countries.
The projects included, educational services, two satellite channels broadcasting about 4,000 lectures to more than 1,000,000 students, in addition to therapeutic projects, construction of housing units and addressing the situation of refugees in Yemen.
In 2016, KSRelief carried out five projects targeting 39,000 people at a cost of $57 million, including the repatriation of over 3,000 Ethiopian refugees from Yemen to Ethiopia and the transferring of 1,240 stranded Yemenis from several countries.
KSRelief constructed 300 housing units, including schools and mosques in Djibouti. It also provided accommodation, healthcare and education for displaced Yemenis. The center also carried out a project to improve safe movement, protection and finding durable solutions for Somali returnees and Yemeni refugees in Somalia in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migrations (IOM). The Mogadishu projects benefits nearly 20,000 beneficiaries.
The center launched a comprehensive educational program and training support to serve the education and its staff in Yemen, based on the arms of electronic gate for transmitting the lectures with Yemeni contents presented by Yemeni teachers, satellite broadcasting, and training for teachers and replacing the printed educational curricula with digital ones, as well as applications on smart devices.