Dr. Al Rabeeah Meets with Yemeni Minister of Local Administration

10 September 2018

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, recently met with Yemen's Minister of Local Administration and Chairman of the High Relief Committee, Abed Araqib Fateh. During the meeting, the two officials discussed the humanitarian situation in Yemen and recent developments in relief operations in the country. They also discussed joint support for livelihood-building and local development projects.​

In a press statement following the meeting, Minister Fateh expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, HRH the Crown Prince and KSrelief for the Kingdom's unlimited support for the people of Yemen. He also stated that he and Dr. Al Rabeeah had discussed future collaborative projects along the west coast of Yemen, adding that KSrelief has implemented 277 projects in his country with 80 partners, and that 80% of KSrelief's total aid is designated for Yemen. 

The Minister further clarified that KSrelief has implemented its many livelihood-related projects with the help of local partners, and UN and other humanitarian agencies. KSrelief also helped to establish a large IDP camp in the Al Khawkhah district of Yemen's western coast, and supported the World Food Programme (WFP) in its implementation of many relief projects in a number of Yemeni governorates.

"KSrelief," the Minister added, "has supported UN agencies in opening offices in the city of Mukalla, covering humanitarian aid services for four governorates in Yemen. The center has also helped to provide health, relief and shelter aid to Ma'rib." 

The Minister praised KSrelief for providing impartial aid to all Yemenis in need.