Saudi ambassador to Yemen meets in Riyadh with DWBorders organization

Riyadh, The Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jaber, who is also the executive manager for the Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations Supply Center in Yemen and Supervisor of the Saudi Program on Yemen Development and Rehabilitation, met a...

Riyadh, The Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jaber, who is also the executive manager for the Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations Supply Center in Yemen and Supervisor of the Saudi Program on Yemen Development and Rehabilitation, met at his office at the headquarters of the Saudi Program on Yemen Development and Rehabilitation in Riyadh with the Supervisor of the Organization of Doctors Without Borders Teresa Sancristoval and the accompanying delegation.

Ahmed Fadhil, Director of Operations at DWBorders organization, said his organization's workforce in Yemen consists of a crew of 1700, out of them 100 non-Yemenis. The organization has received more than 800000 emergency cases in Yemen last year, he said, adding that more than 65000 surgeries were performed by the organizations' doctors at all levels.

He paid tribute to the Supply Center as well as King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre for the assistance they rendered to the organization to fulfill its duties as required.

Fadhil said the organization is operating in Al-Salakhna of Al-Hodeidah region as well as Al-Makha, and north of Al-Hodeidah region.

Injuries of our medical crew yet resembles the most challenging obstacle facing us in Houthi-controlled zones, he said, demanding better access conditions to reach the wounded there, citing the need to introduce the organization as one aiming to provide medical assistance and save lives.

For his part, Al Jaber said they discussed the mechanism to benefit from the Coalition's support and how to highlight those efforts to the Yemeni people and the world community.

He said a mechanism was reached to coordinate with relevant organizations in the field.

Al Jaber added that the Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations Supply Center in Yemen undertakes carrying out the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's initiatives in response to the UN 2018 Response Plan which projected $2.9 billion worth of humanitarian and relief assistance to Yemen, out of which $1.5 billion was collectively donated by the Kingdom, UAE and Kuwait, two thirds the targeted amount.

The ambassador pointed to the $200 million grant ordered by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the Yemeni Central Bank aiming to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people and support for the economy.

Source: Saudi Press Agency