King Salman Center Delivers Food Aid in Taiz‏

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) has continued, for the sixteenth consecutive day the distribution of food aid in Taiz governorate, said the Saudi Press Agency on Monday.

This initiative was taken to alleviate the suffering of the people of Taiz in light of the siege imposed by Iran-allied Houthi militias.

More so, the first shipment of medical aid donated by the center to treat the cholera epidemic arrived in Aden as part of the support program provided by the Center to the Yemeni people in various areas of life, reported SPA.

A number of patients and doctors working in at the receiving hospital expressed their thanks to the center for its continuous support and initiative to tackle spreading Cholera in Yemen.

Commenting on the center’s rapid response for combating Cholera, hospital staff and patients stressed that efforts spent by Saudi Arabia are deeply appreciated and respected by Yemenis.

The aid is part of the medical convoy that the center dispatched to fight the cholera epidemic in Yemen. It contains 550 tons, carried by a convoy of 25 trucks.

Cholera in Yemen has killed at least 681 people and the outbreak has yet to peak, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures showed an increase in the death toll of nearly 50 per cent since its last update on May 27.

WHO figures were taken between April 27 and June 4 show 86,422 suspected cholera cases were recorded in 19 of Yemen’s 23 governorates, although the WHO said the increase was partly due to “better completeness of reporting”.