KSrelief Launches IDP Camp in Al Khawkhah

09 September 2018

​ AL KHAWKHAH, YEMEN: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) Launched an IDP camp in the Bani Jaber area of the Al Khawkhah district in the Al Hudaydah governorate.​

The first phase of the camp will accommodate 420 inhabitants; services and equipment provided include water tanks, mobile medical clinics and shelter items (tents, blankets and carpets). 

This shelter project will eventually have the capacity to accommodate up to 30,000 IDPs, providing them with 500 tents, 3,000 blankets and 1,000 carpets. 

Mobile clinics will provide a full range of health services, including internal medicine, emergency care, laboratory services, pharmacy, malnutrition treatment rooms, reproductive health services, obstetrics and gynecology, and inpatient care. 

Clinic services will also include ambulance and mobile clinic units which will visit neighboring camps. Community health training will also be provided for 25 local volunteers. 

KSrelief is also providing water and sanitation services to the camp, including: 
· 3,150,000 liters of drinking water
· 3,150,000 liters of water for public use
· 34 2000-liter tanks
· 1000 10-liter plastic containers
· 500 hygiene kits
· 50 trash cans 

100 bathrooms, a waste-disposal site and a sewage-disposal system have also been constructed. 

The launching ceremony was attended by Coordinator of the Governmental Relief Committee in Al Hudaydah, Adel Mukarashab, the Director General of Al Khawkhah district, Muhammad Yahya Ali, Member of the Board of Trustees of Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief, Saleh Ba-Naemeh, and Executive Director of the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief, Fahmi Bin Mansour. 

Director of the Executive Unit of the IDP Camps, Najeeb Al Sa'adi, thanked the Saudi leadership for their efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people. Mr. Al Sa'adi expressed his appreciation for everything that KSrelief is providing for the camp, including the shelter, health, water and sanitation services – all of which will help the IDPs to live healthier, more comfortable lives.

Coordinator of KSrelief's Branch Office in Aden, Abdullah Al Tayyar, confirmed that the camp will eventually provide services to 30,000 beneficiaries. This shelter project is part of KSrelief's overall program to help IDPs displaced from their homes due to the illegal actions of Houthi militias.