The food baskets project in the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (Ksrelief) was established for those who do not have enough to satisfy their hunger, and for those who suffer from famine and difficult living conditions.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center distributed 6 tons of food baskets in Elbasan Governorate, Republic of Albania, benefiting 600 people, as part of the Food Basket Project in the Republic of Albania for the year 2023.
This comes within the framework of a project to distribute 2,000 food baskets in 34 Albanian provinces. In order to achieve food security, alleviate the suffering of the needy, and provide their basic food requirements during the holy month of Ramadan.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center was established in May 2015 under the auspices of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, a leading international organization in humanitarian work.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a major partner of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), with contributions of more than $310 million during the current decade.
Since the establishment of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in 2015, UNHCR has received over US$50 million in contributions to support operations in Yemen, Somalia, Lebanon, Jordan, and Bangladesh.
Less than a year after its establishment, in April 2016, the center pledged $273.7 million in response to the Yemen Flash Appeal, of which $31 million was allocated to UNHCR to respond to the needs of the internally displaced. An additional $150 million has also been pledged.
In 2020, the Kingdom will continue to support humanitarian needs in Yemen through the King Salman Center, which has pledged $300 million to support humanitarian operations in Yemen, including $20 million to support the various activities of the Commission.
The financial partnership now extends to supporting health projects that serve Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.
UNHCR’s partnership with the center goes beyond monetary donations, as it includes joint and strong coordination in terms of implementation, monitoring, training, capacity building, and other aspects that contribute to the exchange of experiences and the raising of competencies.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, General Supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, affirmed that “the Kingdom is very keen to support the refugees and the internally displaced through effective partnership with the UNHCR and the rest of the partners to improve the conditions of these groups.”
He added that the center appreciates the strategic partnership with the UNHCR. He hopes that this partnership will achieve optimal effectiveness and impact.
Yemen remains one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world, with nearly 4.5 million internally displaced persons and more than 23.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, in addition to nearly 100,000 refugees and asylum seekers from other countries.