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Saudi Arabia relief agency signs four joint agreements to provide humanitarian assistance to Yemen

Author: Mohamed ChebaroTue, 2018-06-05 18:10ID: 1528212752015731400

RIYADH: Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), signed today four new
joint cooperation agreements to provide humanitarian assistance to Yemen. The agreements with a total fund of $5,333,000, were signed at
KSreliefs headquarters in Riyadh with the following humanitarian partners: the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief.

Dr. Al Rabeeah signed the first and second agreement with the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief which aims to implement
programs in Hadhramaut, Shabwah, Aden, Lahij and Al Jawf to improve Yemeni livelihoods, the agreement aims to help support more than
20,000 Yemeni directly and indirectly.

The second agreement with the same organization aims to help families who lost their main breadwinner in Yemen to become self-reliant and to
find stable sources of income.

The third agreement signed with the the United Nations (FAO) will provide funding to implement an integrated response action plan to
meet requirements in Yemens agriculture and food security sectors. It is expected that 147,000 people will benefit from the initiative,
including farmers and the most vulnerable residents of the Al Hodeidah and Abyan governorates.

The fourth agreement signed with the IOM, aims to help reintegrate returnees and settle displaced students into host communities in the
Lahij area. The fund will provide assistance to 3,468 students with the aim of contributing to the social stability of Lahij, by improving
educational opportunities for its youth.

Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: YemenSaudi ArabiaHumanitarianReliefconflictUNIOMFAO Muslim World League launches second relief campaign to help Yemeni refugeesUNESCO director-general praises KSRelief humanitarian work


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