Saudi Arabia Pledges $150 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Yemen
April 25, 2017
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia pledged today a $150 million donation to support the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in Yemen.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah the supervisor general for KSRelief, issued the announcement during the Geneva aid conference, a day-long meeting of international donors focused on responding to Yemen’s humanitarian crisis.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah explained that the new donation comes as part of the $8.2 billion committed by the Kingdom within its humanitarian and developmental assistance to Yemen since April 2015. Saudi Arabia remains the single largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Yemen.
Established in May 2015, KSRelief has provided health, nutrition and sanitation aid and relief to 17 million people impacted by the conflict in Yemen. Partnering with international humanitarian organizations, KSRelief has established more than 100 health facilities, provided emergency food aid and supplied more than 350,000 gallons of fuel to medical facilities.