Brussels, The Advisor -Royal Court and Supervisor General of Riyadh-based King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, currently on an official visit to Brussels, explained today the objectives and activities of KSrelief and highlighted the various meetings and contacts he had with a number of senior officials in the European Union.

Dr. Al-Rabeeah pointed out that the KSrelief's work is based on emphasizing humanitarian principles, neutrality and international humanitarian law and not linking humanitarian work with any agenda.

He added that the center has established 144 partnerships with international and regional parties and implemented 1,057 projects with a budget of more than $3.2 billion in 44 countries.

Dr. Al-Rabeeah explained that the center has major humanitarian activities in Yemen, Syria, Palestine, Iraq and Somalia, different regions in Africa as well as at the sites of displaced Muslim Rohingya people.

He stressed that the assistance provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Yemen is currently the most important, where the Kingdom has devoted an amount of about $14.5 to the Yemeni people in the form of direct humanitarian relief and support for the Central Bank of Yemen as well as a neutral support for development in the country without discrimination among groups and regions.

Al-Rabeeah pointed out that the challenges facing humanitarian work in Yemen are the violations of humanitarian work by the Houthi militias, where they are looting and confiscating food to sell it on the black market.

The Advisor explained that the urgent issue is how to protect humanitarian work in Yemen, where 88 cases of violations of relief have been recorded, as expressed by the United Nations competent agency. Humanitarian relief projects in Yemen include safety of people, mine clearance, an end to child recruitment, rehabilitation of over 20,000 child soldiers, and assistance to Yemeni refugees and displaced people in the Kingdom and neighboring Horn of Africa countries, he concluded.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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