Riyadh – Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, the supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), held a meeting with a delegation from the Executive Board of the World Bank Group in Riyadh, as reported by the Saudi Press Agency on Saturday. During the meeting, Al-Rabeeah, who is also an adviser at the Royal Court, provided an overview of the relief and humanitarian efforts carried out by the Kingdom through KSrelief in various parts of the world.
Al-Rabeeah highlighted that KSrelief has successfully implemented 2,625 humanitarian and relief projects in 94 countries, with a total value exceeding $6.483 billion. These projects encompassed various sectors, including food security, health, education, shelter, support, coordination of humanitarian operations, water, environmental sanitation, and protection. He also emphasized the center’s collaboration with 175 international, regional, and local partners in executing these initiatives.
Specific projects of KSrelief were brought to the delegation’s attention, such as the “Masam” project, which focuses on land mine clearance in Yemen. Al-Rabeeah also highlighted the prosthetic limbs program and the rehabilitation project for Yemeni children conscripted into war.
Moreover, Al-Rabeeah discussed several initiatives implemented by KSrelief, including relief and volunteer platforms, as well as international documentation and registration systems. Examples of these initiatives include the Saudi aid platform, the aid platform provided to refugees in the Kingdom, the external volunteering platform, and the electronic donation platform “Sahem.”
The supervisor general reviewed Saudi Arabia’s efforts in volunteer work through KSrelief, revealing that the center has conducted 514 programs in 38 countries, resulting in more than 139,000 surgical operations.
The World Bank delegation praised the effective mechanisms employed by KSrelief in implementing its humanitarian and relief work, as well as its support for needy and affected individuals worldwide.
Meanwhile, KSrelief signed a joint cooperation agreement with the Al-Ramdi Association in Dammam to implement volunteer programs outside the Kingdom. The agreement was signed at the KSrelief headquarters in Riyadh by Aqeel Al-Ghamdi, the assistant supervisor general director for planning and development at KSrelief, and Ziyad bin Abdullah Al-Suwaidan, the chairman of Al-Ramdi’s board of directors. This collaboration aligns with KSrelief’s commitment to supporting volunteer programs in various countries worldwide and contributes to the goals of Saudi Vision 2030, which emphasizes the integration of various national authorities.