(WASHINGTON, DC) - General Supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah held a round of meetings this week in New York with the United Nations and humanitarian aid groups to discuss the humanitarian situation in Yemen. Dr. Al-Rabeeah reiterated Saudi Arabia’s support to provide help to those in need in all regions of Yemen.
On Monday, Dr. Al-Rabeeah met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to discuss humanitarian situation in Yemen. The Secretary-General thanked Saudi Arabia for their financial support to the United Nations’ humanitarian response in Yemen.
On Tuesday, Dr. Al-Rabeeah met with Rabih Torbay, Senior Vice President of International Operations at International Medical Corps (IMC), to sign a humanitarian grant totaling more than $775,000. The grant will be used to provide water, sanitation and support to the Yemeni people.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah also participated in the International Peace Institute’s panel discussion “Humanitarian Assistance in Times of Conflict: The Crisis in Yemen.” Members of the panel praised the efforts of the King Salman Center to deliver aid to Yemen in an effective, impartial manner.
On Wednesday, representatives from the King Salman Center met with several humanitarian groups; including the U.N. Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the U.N. Development Program, the U.N. Children’s Fund, the World Health Organization, the U.N. Refugee Agency, the U.N. World Food Program, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Organization for Migration, the International Rescue Committee and the International Medical Corps.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah, along with Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the U.N. Abdallah Y. Al-Mouallimi and Permanent Representative of Jordan to the U.N. Dina Kawar, conducted an Arria formula meeting on Yemen with members of the U.N. Security Council.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center was established in May 2015 under the sponsorship of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz. Saudi Arabia is the largest donor of humanitarian aid to Yemen.