KSrelief joins hands with UNICEF to support education in Somalia

KSrelief Supervisor General Meets with UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), the charity arm of Saudi Arabia, signed on Tuesday an agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); to provide educational services for children as well as to help them combat the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

The agreement will benefit 18,250 children at an estimated cost of $619,980, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday; citing a statement from KSrelief.

The agreement was signed by KSrelief’s assistant general supervisor for operations and programs, Ahmed bin Ali Al-Beez; and UNICEF’s representative in the Gulf, Eltayeb Adam at KSrelief’s headquarters in Riyadh.

Speaking on the occasion, Hana Omar; director of the community support department at KSrelief, said the center is keen on supporting education in affected countries; whether in times of humanitarian crises or difficult economic situations or currently with the spread of COVID-19.”

He also said that the agreement aims to support the educational process in Somalia and help children continue; their education as education is the pillar of sustainable development.

For his part, Adam said the agreement “will help provide a suitable environment for children to also continue their education and obtain psychological support and developmental and social services.”