Saudi aid center chief, Yemeni minister discuss aid for war victims
Yemen’s public health minister has met the supervisor-general of a major Saudi relief group to discuss ongoing efforts to aid the war-torn country’s people.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center met Qasim Mohammed Bahibh in Riyadh on Tuesday to focus on help for Yemen’s health sector.
Bahibh expressed his thanks to Saudi Arabia for its support to lessen his country’s suffering under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
KSrelief has spent almost $838 million on more than 356 health projects in Yemen.
The organization recently introduced a project to reintegrate Yemeni children affected by the war into society.
It aims to help 410 children return to schools, provide their families with vocational training and establish training committees to educate locals on children’s rights.
More than 20,000 people are expected to benefit indirectly from the project, said KSrelief.
The center said the project is similar to previous schemes that have helped reintegrate 580 children and their parents.
KSrelief also reported its volunteers carried out 106 reconstructive surgery operations and 521 consultations during a week-long campaign in Socotra governorate.
The center’s mobile clinics at Waalan camp in Hajjah meanwhile treated 172 displaced people and gave medicine to 86 others in a week.
In September, the KSrelief-supported Prosthetic Limbs and Rehabilitation Center in Marib provided 1,585 medical services for 316 Yemeni patients who lost their limbs, 85 percent of whom were displaced.