How a Saudi initiative is making a difference to Yemeni lives

How a Saudi initiative is making a difference to Yemeni lives

NEW YORK (Rahnuma): Saudi Arabia gives billions of dollars in humanitarian aid to Yemen, but equally impactful is the effort the Kingdom is spearheading to rebuild roads, schools, hospitals and the private business sector in the Arabian Peninsula country.

The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY), supervised by Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, the Saudi ambassador to Yemen, not only gives financial aid for development in Yemen but also provides educational training and resources.

The SDRPY was established almost a year ago to work alongside the Yemeni government to devise and implement development projects in all areas affecting the daily lives of the Yemeni people, to facilitate recovery, create job opportunities, provide basic services and support the economy.

SDRPY, which partners with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), was established by King Salman in 2015..

Last week, as heads of state, presidents, premiers and thousands of staff converged on the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, officials of both Saudi humanitarian aid and development projects were on hand to explain exhibits in the lobby of the UN headquarters.

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