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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)

Aden- King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSrelief) has continued to repatriate stranded Somalis to their country, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The 11th batch, representing 316 stranded Somalis, left Yemen on Wednesday heading for Somalia, under a direct supervision of the International Organization for Migration and the Somali Consulate in Yemen, SPA said.

The agency also said Wednesday that KSrelief has distributed 45 tons of medicines, medical supplies and equipment to government hospitals in Aden, Taiz, Marib, Jouf and Sayoun in the presence of Yemeni Minister of Public Health and Population Dr. Nasser Baoum.

Dr. Baoum said in a press statement that the medical assistance will contribute to the rehabilitation of government hospitals and support medical efforts in the eradication of cholera in Yemen, praising the great role being played by King Salman Center in supporting the health sector.

For his part, the director of the office of KSrelief in Aden said that the distribution of medical and therapeutic assistance consisting of medical equipment and supplies to the government hospitals will improve medical and health conditions in these hospitals.

It is noteworthy that in the holy month of Ramadan, the Center provided 550 tons of medicines and medical supplies for cholera control, while allocating $8 million for the same purpose and $66.7 million under the directive of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, to support efforts for combating cholera in Yemen.