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A Yemeni man receives treatment. Image Credit: Supplied

Abu Dhabi: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) is continuing efforts to provide health care to wounded Yemenis, both inside and outside Yemen, local media reported.

Saudi humanitarian organisation has provided transportation and treatment to over 24,000 Yemenis, KSrelief said in a statement.

Some 9,279 injured Yemenis have been supported by the centre in treatment at both government and private hospitals in the southern part of Saudi Arabia, while more complex cases have been transported to hospitals in the Riyadh and Mecca regions.

KSrelief was established in 2015 by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and has since worked on humanitarian efforts to more than 53 countries around the world, with millions benefiting.

Over 800 wounded patients have also been transported from Yemen to private hospitals in Jordan, Sudan, and India, the center said.

“Among the services provided to these patients are case diagnosis, surgery, rehabilitation and provision of medications. Other projects meet the medical requirements of special needs patients, provide amputees with artificial limbs, secure housing, food and other essentials, provide cash stipends, and provide additional support needed by patients and their caregiving companions,” the statement read.

Yemen is of particular focus to KSrelief, with the organisation implementing 344 medical sector projects across the country since its establishment in 2015 with the aim of alleviating the suffering of many Yemenis.

The organisation had signed 10 contracts with private hospitals across Yemen to provide medical services, with KSrelief reporting 9,014 injured Yemenis benefiting.

The situation has become more serious in the country, where despite humanitarian assistance to help Yemen in the fight against the coronavirus, challenges remain with the Houthi militias in the war-torn country.

Speaking to Al Arabiya in June, Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik said the Houthi militants’ ignorant handling of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic led to a real catastrophe in Sanaa, adding that residents in the capital fear disclosing their infections.