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KSrelief, WFP Sign Cooperation Program at Cost of USD 60 Million to Provide Food Security for about Five Million People in Yemen
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 01 - 07 - 2021

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) signed today a joint cooperation program with the World Food Program (WFP) at a total cost of USD 60 million to meet the immediate food needs of needy people in Yemen, according to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan 2021 and the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) to prevent a famine in Yemen.
The cooperation program was co-signed by Advisor at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of KSrelief Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah and the WFP Executive Director David Beasley, on the sidelines of the G20 ministerial meeting on humanitarian cases, which was held in Brindisi, Italy.
The program, which will last for six months, aims to secure 68,545 tons of food for more than 4,900,000 people suffering from acute food insecurity in 15 Yemeni governorates.
In a statement, KSrelief's Secretary General reiterated that the humanitarian needs of the Yemeni people constitute a priority for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, adding that Saudi Arabia's has always supported brotherly countries in different crises. He noted that Saudi Arabia's support included all vital areas that would alleviate the current humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Dr. Al Rabeeah said that this program will contribute to providing food security to the largest possible number of needy people in different Yemeni governorates, adding that signing the program comes as an extension of humanitarian projects and programs being provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through KSrelief, for Yemen, whereas the number of projects reached 597, at a total cost of more than USD 3.771 billion.
KSrelief has implemented 99 humanitarian projects in 24 countries through the WFP, at a total cost of more than USD 1.33 billion. Additionally, KSrelief, through the WFP, implemented 22 projects in Yemen, at a cost of more than USD 961 million, he added.
For his part, the WFP Executive Director praised the great support being provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to save the lives of millions of people in Yemen.
He also commended the distinguished strategic partnership with KSrelief, which will continue and increase in the future. David Beasley further said that this cooperation aims to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected and protect them everywhere, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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