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| 18 June 2021, Friday | النسخة العربية

KSrelief signs two deals to improve Yemen food security

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has signed two deals to enhance food security in some Yemeni governorates, assisting more than 244,000 people.

The two agreements were signed in Riyadh by Ahmed bin Ali Al-Baiz, assistant general supervisor of KSrelief for operations and programs.

Almost 192,000 food baskets will be distributed to meet demand in the governorates of Aden, Al-Dhale, Hodeidah, Al-Bayda, Socotra, Hajjah, Saada, Al-Jawf, Hadramout, Al-Mahra, Taiz, Marib, Abyan, Lahj and Shabwa.

A KSrelief team, in cooperation with the World Food Program (WFP), also inspected a project to improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable families in Yemeni governorates.

The inspection included a distribution point for nutritional assistance for children at the health center in Dar Saad district, Aden governorate.

During the visit, the team was briefed in the presence of the Director of the Health Ministry’s office in Aden, Dr. Ali Abdullah Saleh; head of the Yemeni High Relief Committee Jamal Balfaqih; and Director of WFP’s office in Aden, Mutinta Chimuka.

The $40 million project benefits more than 2.3 million people in 21 Yemeni governorates.

Chimuka praised support provided by KSrelief for the project and its response to food security needs in many Yemeni governorates.

He highlighted the importance of such projects to improving food security.