Saudi Health Ministry launches awareness campaign to beat summer heat

Updated 12 August 2017
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Saudi Health Ministry launches awareness campaign to beat summer heat

The Health Ministry said it has launched an awareness campaign on how to cope with excessive heat in many parts of the Kingdom.
The ministry stressed the need to use sunscreen; stay indoors between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. or be in the shade; cover one’s head with a hat or umbrella; wear sunglasses and long clothes that protect against the sun; and drink plenty of fluids.
In an infographic published on its Twitter page, the ministry said over-exposure to the sun and heat could cause skin cancer, wrinkles, pigmentation, sunstroke, sunburn, dry skin, and eye disorders such as glaucoma.
In Hajj pilgrimage areas, the ministry recommends pilgrims perform their rituals in the evening or at night, and avoid large crowds to avoid congestion and heatstroke.
Additional tips include not drinking iced or cold water, and avoiding direct air conditioning when they are perspiring.


Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

A worker unloads aid packages from a Saudi air force cargo plane, at an airfield in the northern province of Marib, Yemen, in this January 22, 2018 photo. (REUTERS)
Updated 23 July 2018
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Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

  • The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control

JEDDAH: The Yemen Scholars Association on Saturday blamed the Iranian-backed Houthi militias for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
The associated accused the Houthis of looting humanitarian aid.
According to the Yemeni scholars, Houthi actions have resulted in the suspension of salaries of hundreds of thousands of employees for nearly two years.
The Association praised the efforts and humanitarian support of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), which provides, directly and indirectly, most of the humanitarian relief support for the Yemeni people.
The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control.
According to a human rights report, At least 113 people have been tortured to death in detention centers in Yemen run by the Houthis since the coup began
Yemeni Human Rights Minister Mohammed Askar told Arab News that the figures in the report were only estimates and that the real figures were much higher.