Saudi aid agency distributes food baskets, shelter kits to displaced families in Chad, Sudan and Yemen

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) on Sunday said it carried out relief efforts targetting the neediest and displaced families in Chad, Sudan and Yemen over the past days.


In separate announcements reported by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), KSrelief said it distributed a total of 2,032 baskets of food and 1,175 shelter kits benefitting 19,668 people in five areas of the three countries.


In Chad, 1,400 food baskets were given to the neediest families in N’Djamena, benefiting 8,400 individuals, as part of the food security support project in Chad for 2024.

In Yemen, 632 food baskets were distributed to the most needy groups in the Sheikh Othman district of Aden governorate, benefitting 4,424 individuals.


In Sudan, KSrelief workers distributed aid in three separate areas: 320 shelter bags in the Nile River State, benefiting 1,927 individuals; 455 shelter kits in Northern State, benefitting 2,617 people; and 400 shelter bags in Khartoum State, benefiting 2,300 individuals.


“This initiative is part of a series of relief and humanitarian projects implemented by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through KSrelief to assist the Sudanese people during their ongoing humanitarian crisis,” SPA said.

Since its inception in 2015, KSrelief has implemented 2,670 projects worth more than $6.5 billion in 95 countries, in cooperation with 175 local, regional and international partners.


According to a report by the agency, the bulk of the support has gone to Yemen ($4.3 billion), Syria ($391 million), Palestine ($370 million) and Somalia ($227 million).


KSrelief’s programs cover food security, health, sanitation, shelter, nutrition, education, telecommunications and logistics.

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