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Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief, WFP Sign $40 Mln to Prevent Famine, Malnutrition in Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief, WFP Sign $40 Mln to Prevent Famine, Malnutrition in Yemen

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 - 18:45
KSrelief and the WFP sign a Joint Cooperation Agreement to improve food security for the most affected families in some areas of Yemen. (SPA)

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) signed in Riyadh on Tuesday a Joint Cooperation Agreement with the World Food Programme (WFP) to improve food security for the most affected families in some areas of Yemen. The agreement will benefit 2,333,333 individuals at a cost of USD 40,000,000 to prevent famine and malnutrition.


The agreement was signed by Advisor to the Royal Court and Supervisor General of KSrelief, Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, and Executive Director of the WFP, David Beasley.


The agreement aims to meet the priorities of food security and nutritional needs in accordance with the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Report (IPC) for the food insecurity analysis in Yemen, to benefit the following governorates: Abyan, Hodeidah, Amran, Al-Bayda, Dhale, Marib, Shabwah, Taiz, Al-Mahrah, Socotra, Hadramawt, Aden, Al-Jawf, Hajjah, Ibb, Lahj, Saada, Sanaa, Al-Mahwit, Dhamar, Amanat Al-Asimah and Raymah. The project will be completed within six months.


Al Rabeeah stressed during a press statement that the Kingdom has reached a pioneering role in global relief and humanitarian work.


Throughout its history, Saudi Arabia has extended the hand of support to brotherly and friendly countries based on its belief in the importance of humanitarian work, he added.


He stated that the Yemeni people’s humanitarian needs are a priority for the Kingdom, adding that Saudi Arabia is the greatest supporter and financier of humanitarian response plans for Yemen.


He noted that Saudi Arabia’s support covered all humanitarian sectors, and helped the UN and its agencies provide decent livelihoods for millions of Yemenis. Tuesday’s agreement would contribute to the provision of food security for families most in need in Yemen.


He said the agreement was a continuation of the ongoing humanitarian and relief aid provided by the Kingdom, represented by KSrelief, to support Yemen and its people in accordance with the generous directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.


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