RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) on Tuesday launched a project to upgrade laboratories in the College of Medicine and Health Science, University of Aden, in Yemen.
The project is likely to be completed in six months. It will benefit 2,000 male and female students and 313 faculty members. It aims to upgrade the labs along modern lines and equip it with state-of-the-art equipment to help scholars conduct research activities in a professional manner.
It is one of the several Saudi projects being carried out in different sectors of Yemen.
In September 2020, KSrelief signed a $15-million joint agreement with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to carry out several projects that would benefit the Yemeni people, ensure their access to shelter and educational services and coordinate camps in Marib, Lahj and Hadramout, as part of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan.
One of the projects provides for the rehabilitation of schools in different parts of Yemen to ensure continuity of education for the Yemenis displaced from their homes due to the ongoing conflict.
KSrelief has implemented 575 projects in Yemen at a total cost of nearly $3.5 billion. The initiatives have been carried out in cooperation with 80 local, regional and international partners.
Since its inception in 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,536 projects in 59 countries at a total cost of nearly $5 billion.
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