Saudi Arabia Steps Up Assistance to Care for Ill and Injured in Yemen
March 08, 2017
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Center (KSRelief) recently sent 58 trucks carrying medical supplies and equipment to a number of provinces in Yemen. Of these, 11 trucks delivered supplies to Republic Hospital in Aden and six trucks to Mareb Hospital.
Saudi Arabia, working through KSRelief, is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni people. KSRelief was established in May 2015 under the sponsorship of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
KSRelief has entered into a number of agreements with private hospitals in Aden and Taiz aimed at providing full medical care for more than 750 wounded in these provinces. KSRelief seeks to activate the role of government hospitals to treat the injured inside Yemeni territories by providing medical services and treatment devices.
KSRelief has executed 51 projects in health, nutrition, water and environmental sanitation in Yemen totaling more than $208 million and benefiting 24.5 million Yemeni citizens, in addition to programs providing medical care and treatment for people inside Yemeni territory.
The organization recently transferred a group of injured Yemenis from Taiz for treatment in Sudan, paying for the full cost of their travel and treatment.