KSrelief signs $46mn agreement with UNICEF for Yemen programs


Saudi Gazette report

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center
(KSRelief) signed virtually here on Monday a joint agreement with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to implement seven different projects at a cost of $46 million for Yemen, within the framework of the UN Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan 2020, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The agreement was co-signed by the Supervisor General of KSRelief Dr. Abdullah bin Al-Rabeeah and UNICEF regional representative for the Gulf States Eltayeb Adam.

The agreement aims to support the Yemeni children affected by the coronavirus pandemic by providing educational opportunities through distance learning and developing preparedness plans to safely return to schools.

It also aims to build the capabilities of education institution staff by providing training programs and raising awareness to deal with the pandemic in the educational environment, in cooperation with the country's education ministry and local channels in 20 Yemeni governorates.

The agreement will support Yemeni children’s access to high-level education by equipping schools and providing school supplies for students.

Dr. Al-Rabeeah said that the agreement was signed in implementation of the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, the deputy premier and minister of defense.

The agreement will benefit 16,851,000 individuals in Yemen and includes seven executive programs.

The first is concerned with healthcare with a value of $11.2 million, benefiting 4,400, individuals.

The second project is concerned with water and environmental sanitation with a value of $9.2 million and is expected to cover nearly 1,500,000 individuals.

The third project is to combat malnutrition in children and mothers at a cost of $7.6 million, benefiting about 175,000 individuals, while the fourth project is to combat the COVID-19 pandemic amounting to $4 million, benefiting 9,000,000 beneficiaries.

The fifth project, worth $2 million, is to raise awareness of COVID-19, targeting nearly 230,000 individuals.

The sixth project is to support education at a cost of $8 million, benefiting nearly 252,000 individuals. The seventh and last project is for protection and prevention amounting to 4 million will target 241,000 individuals.