KSRelief distributes 596,340 iftar meals in Somalia

KSRelief has begun the distribution of iftar meals in all parts of Somalia, starting with Puntland. (SPA)
Updated 01 June 2017
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KSRelief distributes 596,340 iftar meals in Somalia

RIYADH: The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) has launched a project to distribute 596,340 iftar meals in Somalia, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The project aims to alleviate the suffering of the Somali people due to successive droughts, the SPA said.
KSRelief has begun the distribution of iftar meals in all parts of Somalia, starting with Puntland.
It plans to distribute 18,978 meals daily during the holy month of Ramadan in the most needy areas of Somalia, in cooperation with the development office of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the capital Mogadishu.
KSRelief has also embarked on the distribution of iftar meals in the town of Sittwe in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
It recently signed two projects with Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) to provide iftar meals in Syria and Myanmar to benefit more than 184,000 and 112,000 beneficiaries, respectively, during Ramadan.


SCTH, MBC sign deal to organize Souq Okaz opening ceremony

Updated 21 June 2018
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SCTH, MBC sign deal to organize Souq Okaz opening ceremony

  • The festival will begin on June 27 and conclude on July 13.
  • The performances will employ the latest visual and creative technologies, and will focus on capturing Taif’s rich culture.

JEDDAH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) signed an agreement with MBC Group to organize the opening ceremony of the 12th Souq Okaz festival in Taif.
The festival will begin on June 27 under the patronage of King Salman and SCTH President Prince Sultan bin Salman.
The event will also be attended by Taif Gov. Saad Al-Maimouni, Taif University President Husam Zaman, General Authority for Culture CEO Ahmed Al-Mazeed, and members of the souq’s supervisory committee.
The opening ceremony this year will feature theatrical and cultural performances in the Okaz main theater.
The performances will employ the latest visual and creative technologies, and will focus on capturing Taif’s rich culture.
During the ceremony, plays, poetry readings and songs will be presented by Prince Badr bin Abdulmohsen, with the participation of an elite group of Saudi actors and singers. The event will be broadcast live on MBC and several other TV channels.
The opening ceremony will be repeated at the Okaz theater on Thursday and Friday evening. Attendance during those two evenings is free and open for all. The festival will conclude on July 13.