KSRelief signs six accords worth $3 million to help displaced Yemenis

KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, right, and Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jabir, speak during a press conference in Riyadh on Tuesday. (AN photo)
Updated 21 February 2018

KSRelief signs six accords worth $3 million to help displaced Yemenis

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed six agreements worth $3 million with various organizations in Riyadh on Tuesday to help Yemenis displaced and injured by Houthi rebel actions.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, the supervisor general of the center and adviser to the royal court, signed the agreements in the presence of Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jabir, who is also the executive director of the Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations of the Support Center in Yemen.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah told Arab News that the agreements were for six projects to help Yemenis affected by rebel atrocities. The programs, he said, would include the third and fourth phase of the rehabilitation projects, renewal of contracts with the operations centers in Maarib in Yemen and also treatment of patients in two hospitals in Yemen and two in the Kingdom.
According to a statement, the total number of injured Yemenis has reached 4,423, with 800 currently in need of medical treatment.
Some of the injured need artificial limbs and some need treatment for their eyes, which will be carried out by Al-Magrabi hospitals in the Kingdom.
Some 80 child soldiers are being rehabilitated at various centers and the total cost of the rehabilitation program has reached about $209,350.
KSRelief has targeted areas such as Maarib province, Al-Jouf, Imran, Sanaa, and Dimaar for the rehabilitation of child soldiers rescued from the Houthi rebels.
According to Al-Rabeeah, these child soldiers are being helped to reintegrate into society and lead a normal life. An awareness campaign is being carried out among the Yemeni people and the parents of these children to treat them with understanding and guide them back to society.
Yemen ambassador Al-Jabir told Arab News that the assistance provided by the center was not only in supplying foods, medicines and clothes to distressed Yemenis. He said that Iran-backed Houthi rebels had destroyed the peaceful life of Yemenis in their homeland.
There are some 2 million Yemenis working in the Kingdom and they send more than $10 million to their families in Yemen. The Kingdom, he said, had opened certain points, including an airbridge, to enable organizations to transport relief goods, whether government-controlled or Houthi-controlled goods, to reach people in need.
To boost the economy of Yemen, the envoy said that the Kingdom has funded its Central Bank with $2 billion and another $1.5 billion has been given to UN organizations to help distressed Yemenis.


DiplomaticQuarter: EU envoy wants increased cooperation with Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition

Updated 29 October 2020

DiplomaticQuarter: EU envoy wants increased cooperation with Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition

  • The IMCTC is an alliance of 41 countries that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism

RIYADH: Patrick Simonnet, head of the EU delegation to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman, recently visited the headquarters of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) in Riyadh.

IMCTC Secretary-General Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Moghedi received the EU diplomat and the accompanying delegation. Al-Moghedi briefed the visiting dignitaries about the coalition’s goals, achievements and the initiatives it has taken to fight terrorism in different forms.

He said the coalition represents an integrated system of intellectual and media initiatives and also aims to fight terror financing to effectively root out this menace. The IMCTC chief said the coalition aims to enhance cooperation and coordination among member states.

Simonnet said the EU looks forward to enhance cooperation with the Islamic military alliance in different fields.

Al-Moghedi also presented the EU ambassador with a memento.

The IMCTC is an alliance of 41 countries that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

In coordination with the relevant authorities in the member countries, it promotes best practices, advances legal, regulatory, and operational frameworks, and facilitates information sharing to curb terror financing.

It also aims to assist member countries to enhance their military capabilities to fight terrorism.

The intellectual aspect specializes in preserving the universal message of Islam, promoting the values of moderation, tolerance and the preparation of targeted messages to counter radical ideology.

The media side is based on producing digital, media and other informative content to refute the rhetoric and claims of terrorist organizations and extremists.