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A Saudi security personnel stands next to a truck loaded with aid offered by King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid to be sent to the Yemeni people, in Riyadh April 17, 2016. (REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser)

Riyadh – King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid has provided health and medical services to millions of Yemenis affected by the crisis.

A statement published via the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said the center has carried out a number of health and medical projects both inside Yemen and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, as well as in Jordan, particularly in the Red Crescent Society’s hospital in Amman, and in Sudan in cooperation with the Sudanese Red Crescent.

The statement added that the center has also implemented a number of health projects to treat the wounded inside Yemen and provide them with full medical care including treatment, rehabilitation and all medical needs.

The center has signed contracts with a number of private hospitals in Taiz and Aden governorates at its own expense, and provided full medical care for the wounded including medical tests and examinations, operations, and medicine, the statement noted.

KSRELIEF has also provided medicine, medical supplies, intravenous solutions and dialysis solutions in the governorates of Aden, Hadramaut, Marib, Sa’ada and Taiz where the number of beneficiaries reached 22,500 Yemenis.

It has also provided and enhanced life-saving emergency medical services to Yemen’s most vulnerable women and children to reduce morbidity and mortality. The project, executed in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), targeted around 7,500,000 beneficiaries.

Moreover, the statement said that the center has provided insecticides and spraying machines to control desert locusts in order to prevent epidemics and maintain food security in the governorates of Hadramaut, Shabwa, Abyan, Dhala, Marib, Jawf and Mahra, in coordination with the Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture and Yemeni High Relief Committee represented by the Yemeni Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation.

The Center has also provided preventive and curative interventions for girls and boys under the age of five in addition to pregnant and lactating women, as well as delivering educational courses on mine risk and psycho-social support services for children and the affected families. The project benefited 2,700,000 beneficiaries in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

KSRELIEF has supported water and environmental sanitation services and provided drinking water and sanitation for the vulnerable of the displaced people inside Yemen and for health facilities in the governorates of Aden, Taiz, Sana’a, Lahj and Ibb. Held in cooperation with the United Kingdom’s International Medical Authority and Yemeni Minister of Water and Environment, beneficiaries of this project reached 13,386,790 persons.