Saudi nutrition project helps 147,000 in Yemen

RIYADH: A nutrition project supported by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center is providing vital aid to children under five, pregnant women and nursing mothers in the Yemeni governorates of Aden, Lahij, Taiz, Hodeidah, Hadramout, Hajjah and Marib.

The project, which aims to provide nutritional therapy, healthcare and counseling services, has helped 147,000 people in one week.

The project is part of the Kingdom’s strategy to support Yemenis, especially mothers and children struggling with malnutrition, amid the humanitarian crisis.

KSrelief recently signed a project with a civil society organization in Yemen to sponsor orphans and empower their families in Aden, Lahij and Marib governorates, benefiting 536 orphans, in addition to 166 families supporting orphans.

The project was signed in Riyadh by KSrelief’s assistant general supervisor for operations and programs, Ahmed Al-Baiz.

Yemen is among the top beneficiaries of KSrelief assistance. The countries and territories that have benefited the most from the center’s various projects are Yemen ($4 billion), Palestine ($369 million), Syria ($332 million) and Somalia ($216 million). 

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