KSA Contribution Stabilizes the Food Security Situation in Yemen and Saved Our Day in Jordan with the Syrian Refugees, Says WFP

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Riyadh, Dec. 03, 2021, SPA -- King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) has provided one billion dollars worth of relief assistance, since 2018, to World Food Program operations in Yemen, WFP's Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Corinne Fleischer has disclosed, adding that KSrelief 'really saved our day in Jordan with the Syrian refugees'.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, Advisor at the Royal Court, General Supervisor of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) had a meeting with Fleischer at KSrelief’s headquarters in Riyadh. During their meeting, the two officials discussed strengthening coordination and cooperation between KSrelief and WFP in the Middle East and North Africa to eradicate hunger and poverty, and help countries in the region to attain their sustainable development goals.
Following the meeting, Regional Director Fleischer spoke to the media about KSrelief’s ongoing support for WFP in the Middle East and North Africa.
“Thank you very much,” she stated, “I’m really, really happy to be here. I’m happy to be in this building, where I finally see where our relationship with KSrelief has gone for years, has been strengthened for years and has become more important for years. The Saudi Arabia government is a very important partner to WFP, not only because they give us very important and vital contributions to our projects worldwide, food insecure people, and hungry people worldwide, but also really we are deepening our relationship with KSrelief on drivers of food insecurity and how together we can tackle some of these drivers, bringing the expertise from both organizations together so that we can make a marked impact on people’s lives.”
She added that, “KSrelief has really saved our day in Jordan with the Syrian refugees. We were about to have to cut rations to about half the Syrian refugees we are supporting in Jordan. And thanks to this very generous contribution of KSrelief, we actually can continue at the same level. And I can tell you, I have been in some of these camps and settlements in Jordan, and the situation of these refugees is really, really dire, and they can’t survive without having what the World Food Programme provides them with the help of KSrelief.”
KSrelief, on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has implemented more than 600 food security sector projects worldwide, many of them in partnership with WFP.
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