Khabar Khair (Only Good News)
Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, advisor to the Saudi Royal Court and supervisor general of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), inaugurated the launch of 154 relief trucks from Saudi Arabia today. The convoy is carrying 30,399 food baskets (3.252 tons) for distribution in 15 Yemeni governorates., as part of the comprehensive “Yemen Food Security Support Project”, which will continue into 2022.
In comments to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Dr. Al-Rabeeah stated that this convoy comes as an extension of the commitment of the government of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to provide ongoing assistance to the Yemeni people and to support them during their current humanitarian crisis., His Excellency indicated that today’s convoy from KSrelief is part of the center’s relief and humanitarian projects and programs, , which have so far reached 644 projects implemented in all parts of Yemen.
Dr. Al-Rabiah added that the 154-vehicle convoy is the first in what will amount to a total of 973 trucks carrying more than 192,000 food baskets (20.540 tons) for a total cost of $29,978,000. The goal of the massive food aid delivery project is to alleviate the suffering of crisis-affected families across Yemen.
Dr. Al Rabeeah noted that this assistance being provided by Saudi Arabia through KSrelief and will help to increase food security and improve the quality of life of Yemenis in need across the country, adding that this aid is particularly important in light of the additional challenges being posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, stressing that KSrelief was keen to ensure that all aid reaches its targeted beneficiaries, and that the food baskets would be distributed through United Nations organizations and local partners in coordination with Yemen’s High Relief Committee.
This assistance comes in the context of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s continuous support to the brotherly Yemeni people to meet their basic food needs and alleviate their suffering.