KSU’s Reading Club to join UNESCO

Updated 21 September 2013
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KSU’s Reading Club to join UNESCO

King Saud University’s Reading Club has achieved the distinction of becoming the first Saudi club to be a permanent member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The public relations official of KSU official said in a statement Friday: “UNESCO has approved an application from the Reading Club at KSU to join the international organization as an affiliate member. KSU’s Reading Club is the first Saudi, non-government organization to become a UNESCO member.”
Spelling out the criteria for approval, he said, “the Club’s membership indicates the similarities between its goals and programs, and those of UNESCO. “UNESCO seeks to bring about peace and security by raising the level of cooperation between countries across educational and cultural fields to establish global respect for freedom, law, and human rights,” the PRO said.


Saudi aid agency steps up relief work on Yemen’s west coast

Updated 22 April 2018
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Saudi aid agency steps up relief work on Yemen’s west coast

  • KSRelief has carried out more than 200 relief programs and projects had been carried out by the center in Yemen
  • Yemeni government bewails world silence on abuses committed by Iranian-backed Houthi militia 

JEDDAH: King Salman Relief and Humanitarian Aid Center (KSRelief) has distributed 2,000 bags of wheat to displaced people from the western coast of Hodeida governorate to Aden as part of welfare operations in Yemen.
Yemen’s Minister of Local Administration and Higher Relief Committee chairman Abdul Raqeeb Fatah said KSRelief was seen as a beacon for humanitarian work.
More than 200 relief programs and projects had been carried out by the center in Yemen.
The Yemeni government condemned the silence of the UN and the international community on abuses committed by Iranian-backed Houthi militia against people in the Al-Hima area of Taiz governorate.
Rebels had continued indiscriminate shelling of Hima’s villages, forcing people from their homes, Fatah said. Fatah said the militia’s crimes in Taiz districts were contrary to international law. He called on the global community and humanitarian organizations to take a firm position on all Houthi crimes.
Yesterday, KSRelief distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Al-Mukha directorate in Taiz governorate, benefiting 21,000 people.