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SR2bn Saudi aid for conflict-hit Yemenis

SR2bn Saudi aid for conflict-hit Yemenis
14 May

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Wednesday launched a relief body

bearing his name with an SR1 billion donation.
Addressing the ceremony to lay the foundation stone in Riyadh, the king said: “To the

recently allocated amount of more than SR1 billion, we hereby announce the allocation of

an additional amount of SR1 billion to this center, all of which is in response to the

humanitarian and relief needs of the brotherly Yemeni people.”
 The king said that the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works has been

set up based “on the teachings of our noble and tolerant religion of Islam” that calls

on Muslims to help others.
 “The center’s mission and goals will always focus on purely humanitarian

considerations, free from any other motives, and to cooperate with similar accredited

international relief organizations,” he added.
 There would be a focus on ensuring support for the Yemeni people as part of Operation

Restoring Hope. He said Yemenis are “very dear to our hearts.”
 In a speech at the event, Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, the former health minister who is an

adviser at the royal court and supervisor general of the center, praised King Salman for

setting up the organization.
 He said this is further proof that the Kingdom is concerned about the welfare of needy

people throughout the world regardless of ethnicity and beliefs, and would continue

providing aid for them.
 The Kingdom was at the forefront of relief operations in the world “in value and

volume,” said Al-Rabeeah, and promised that he and his colleagues would fulfill the

mandate given to them.
 He said the organization was an ideal vehicle because it brings the Kingdom’s

humanitarian and relief works under the umbrella of the center, which is a completely

independent organization.
 The money set aside for the Yemeni people would help alleviate their suffering, said

Al-Rabeeah.
 Those in attendance included Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Prime

Minister Khalid Bahah. Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar and a host of princes,

ministers, top royal court officials, ambassadors and heads of relief and humanitarian

organizations were also present.

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