Riyadh, February 12, 2024, Today, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has entered into a collaborative partnership with a civil society organization to execute a project aimed at developing and drilling water wells in Hadhramaut, Al-Hudaydah, and Shabwah Governorates within the Republic of Yemen. Eng. Ahmed Al Baiz, the Assistant Supervisor General of Operations and Programs at KSrelief, formalized the agreement at the organization's headquarters in Riyadh.
Under the purview of Dr. Abdullah bin Saleh Al-Muallem, Director of the Health and Environmental Aid Department at KSrelief, the project outlines plans for the drilling of eight new wells in targeted areas across the Yemeni governorates. These wells will be equipped with solar energy systems and fitted with tanks reaching a height of five meters to ensure consistent access to water. Additionally, the initiative includes the rehabilitation of nine existing wells, which will also be linked to solar energy systems, ultimately benefiting approximately 65,300 individuals.
This collaborative endeavor underscores the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's commitment, through its humanitarian entity KSrelief, to bolster the water and environmental sanitation sector while mitigating the hardships faced by the Yemeni populace amidst the ongoing humanitarian crisis.