By Tamjid Alkohali
On January 15th, the Islamic Relief Organization in Yemen (IRY), began the campaign of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Abdullah Ibn Abdilazīz, for immediate relief was launched at Salem Al-Sabah School.
During the launch, Abdul Qader Helal, the Secretariat Governor of the Yemeni capital, delivered his speech. He said, “This day reflects the depth of the relationship between Yemen and Saudi Arabia, which is represented by history, language, religion, and geography.”
According to Helal, both Yemen and Saudi are considered the wing of the Arabian Peninsula; all the challenges and difficulties that have been experienced by Yemen have emphasized the strength of the relationship between the two countries, and the most support to Yemen came from Saudi Arabia.
“This day is one of the reactions to support the people with low income whose number has increased as a result of the successive crises in Yemen,” he added.
Helal revealed the signing of a new agreement between Yemen and Saudi Arabia is to implement projects which still under construction with an amount of 70 million dollars in order to develop neighborhoods and restore the electricity network for all of Sana’a.
The representative of the IRY, Mohammed Salahuddin, thanked Saudi Arabia and Prince Abdullah Ibn Abdilazīz for his kind help to Yemen. He said,Yemen had a great role in achieving this campaign successfully.
He explained that Islamic Relief has distributed 15,000 food baskets for 15,000 poor families in Yemen, and this campaign is in its first stages and has many potential extensions.
IRY is an international aid and development charity that aims to alleviate the suffering of the world’s poorest people. It is an NGO founded in the UK in 1984 by Dr. Hany El-Banna.