King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) signed virtually here today a joint agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), to implement seven different projects at a cost of USD 46 million for Yemen, within the framework of the UN Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan 2020.
The agreement was co-signed by Advisor at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of KSrelief Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah and UN Regional Representative for the Gulf States Eltayeb Adam.
The agreement aims to support the Yemeni children affected by Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) by providing educational opportunities through distance learning and developing preparedness plans to safely return to schools.
It also aims to build the capabilities of education institution staff by providing training programs and raising awareness to deal with (COVID-19) pandemic in the educational environment, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and local channels in 20 Yemeni governorates.
The agreement will support Yemeni children’s access to high level education by equipping schools and providing school supplies for students.
Dr. Al Rabeeah said that the agreement was signed in implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Crown Prince.
The agreement will benefit 16,851,000 individuals in Yemen and includes seven executive programs. The first is concerned with healthcare with a value of USD 11,200,000 benefiting 4,400, individuals.
The second project is concerned with water and environmental sanitation with a value of USD 9,200,000, benefiting nearly 1,500,000 individuals.
The third project is to combat malnutrition in children and mothers at a cost of USD 7,600,000 benefiting about 175,000 individuals, while the fourth project is to combat COVID-19 pandemic amounting to USD 4,000,000 benefiting 9,000,000 beneficiaries.
The fifth project, worth USD 2,000,000, is to raise awareness of COVID-19 benefiting nearly 230,000 individuals. The sixth project is to support education at a cost of USD 8,000,000 benefiting nearly 252,000 individuals.
The seventh and last project is for protection and prevention amounting to 4,000,000 will benefit 241,000 individuals.