King Salman Center… an icon of humanitarian and aid work

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(Aden of Tomorrow) Asharq Al-Awsat:

Today, August 19, the humanitarian community celebrates World Humanitarian Day, which highlights the hundreds of thousands of volunteers, professionals and people affected by crises who provide emergency health care, shelter, food, water and more.

When the observer looks for entities that provide aid to affected communities during a disaster, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center tops the lists of donors.

The Center has completed 2,400 projects in collaboration with 175 partners, at a total cost of $6.2 billion, benefiting 92 countries.

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid has continued its relief and development projects in Yemen since its inception in 2015. According to Yemeni Relief media officer Muhammad Al-Muqarami, he told Asharq Al-Awsat that Yemen is receiving the equivalent of 80 percent of its humanitarian projects, amounting to 814 projects at a cost of more than $ 4. Billions of dollars in various fields of food and health security, treatment of the wounded, water, environmental sanitation, nutrition, and aid for the displaced by providing. them with shelter centers, food aid, rehabilitation of child soldiers, and the Masam mine project, which started in 2018.

Rehabilitation of child soldiers

The center adopts the implementation of the project to rehabilitate children recruited and affected by the armed conflict in Yemen. It is a quality Saudi humanitarian project that was launched by Ma’rib Governorate in September 2017. It focuses on the rehabilitation of children recruited and affected from the armed conflict, returning them to their normal lives, and providing Social support for them.

The project aims to rehabilitate and rehabilitate children who have been thrown into combat by integrating them and preparing psychological and social programs for them and their families.

The project was launched in 2012, and the families of 530 direct beneficiaries and another 60,000 indirect beneficiaries are guardians of children.


It is a Saudi humanitarian project to remove and clean mines from Yemeni lands. The danger of mines in Yemen comes as a result of their spread in large quantities, which claimed the lives of thousands of children, women, and the elderly, caused a constant. disabilities, burdened health and treatment facilities, and caused economic losses to individuals and society.

The Masam project aims to rid the Yemeni regions of landmines, address direct threats to the lives of the Yemeni people, improve security in the Yemeni regions, and also help the Yemeni people deal with the humanitarian tragedies resulting from the spread of mines, in addition to creating a mechanism for the Yemeni society that enables it to bear responsibility in the long term. .

Muhammad Al-Muqarmi explained that the total number of different types of mines that were cleared amounted to more than 410,701 mines planted by the Houthi militia in various Yemeni governorates, and Masam later presented 30 martyrs and 47 wounded from his work team specialized in mine clearance. during their working period as a result of what the militias did.From a mine plant by accident.

The projects of the King Salman Center are not limited to relief aspects, but have also focused on development projects. It focused on rehabilitating schools in some Yemeni governorates, supporting farmers and fishermen and empowering women and youth by supporting them to learn vocational professions. so that they can support their families.

Al-Maqrami pointed out that the King Salman Center performs complex heart operations for children in Yemen through a special medical team that conducts periodic medical camps in Hadhramaut, eye operations, burns and deformities surgeries, which ended its work on July 31 the past season, and other ongoing medical work. .

These projects implemented by the Center represent one of its ways of direct support through its offices in Yemen in partnership with local organizations. The King Salman Center also provides indirect support financing humanitarian response plans, and the Kingdom leads all donor countries in support of the response plans implemented. . of the United Nations in various Yemeni governorates.

Prosthetic program

Feeling the responsibility and importance of conducting a humanitarian intervention to support those who suffer from amputations, the King Salman Center took the initiative to support and finance prosthetic limb centers in Yemen, which provide their services free of charge to those injured by amputations, because accidental mines planted. by the Houthi militias caused chaos and destruction that extended to affecting and damaging the lives and souls of citizens. Innocent Yemenis, through random and massive planting of mines that killed and affected thousands of Yemenis, and caused many cases of amputation and injury, including many women and children in the Yemeni governorates. The number of beneficiaries of this program reached 26 thousand and 88 beneficiaries, including 25 thousand.340 in Yemen and 748 in Syria.

According to Al-Maqrami, the center treated more than 14,000 wounded in the kingdom’s hospitals and through contracts with Yemeni hospitals in the interior of Taiz, Aden, and Hadhramaut, and established three specialized centers for making limbs in Aden, Taiz, and Ma. ‘rib, because the number of beneficiaries in Taiz alone in the fourth phase reached more than 4,690 beneficiaries. Those who lost limbs due to mines and people with disabilities and weaknesses in Aden and Marib governorates. It also supports government hospitals with medicines and medical supplies. .

The program aims to provide high-quality prosthetic limbs to the injured, train local cadres in techniques of manufacturing prosthetic limbs, and build the capacities of health institutions to ensure the localization and sustainability of services, in addition to rehabilitating patients so that they are productive people, able to work and lead his normal life.

As part of the various assistance provided by the King Salman Center in all sectors of humanitarian work, the Center, in collaboration with the Yemeni Development Network for NGOs, launched, on Wednesday, August 17, a project to distribute dates in the counties of the Republic. , distributing 59 thousand cartons, benefiting more than 57 thousand families, and providing… The date project is five thousand tons, distributed in thirteen counties, benefiting more than 600 thousand families.

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