UNICEF and KSrelief cooperate on private sector funding

May 24: A Joint Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on private sector fundraising activities.

The Memorandum, which enables this fundraising to take place, was signed between the KSrelief Head of International Relations, Dr. Yahya Al Shammri and the UNICEF Representative for the Gulf Area Office, Mr. Eltayeb Adam.

UNICEF is one of the main international partners of KSrelief. The two organizations have cooperated on many life-saving projects. In Yemen, storages for immunization vaccines in Aden have been funded. A vaccination program for children under the age of five was also implemented and a much needed cholera treatment and prevention program in all Yemeni governorates was rolled out. The total provided by KSrelief to UNICEF to combat cholera in Yemen was USD 33 million.