Europe lauds KSRelief’s humanitarian work in Yemen

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, KSRelief’s General Supervisor meets Christos Stylianides, the European Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management. (SPA)
Updated 01 October 2017
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Europe lauds KSRelief’s humanitarian work in Yemen

JEDDAH: European leaders have expressed their appreciation for the humanitarian assistance provided in Yemen by the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief).
At a meeting in Brussels, Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, KSRelief’s General Supervisor and an adviser to the royal court, briefed Christos Stylianides, the European Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management, on “the great efforts exerted by the Kingdom through the center in extending humanitarian aid.”
Stylianides praised KSRelief for the assistance it had extended to many countries in the world, especially to Yemeni and Syrian refugees.
KSRelief has also helped the Rohingya in Bangladesh in close cooperation with the International Organization for Migration, sending 100 tons of food, shelter and basic relief items such as tents, sleeping mats, blankets and food baskets.
The aid was directed to an estimated 420,000 Rohingya who have fled violence in Rakhine state in in Myanmar since the end of August, and sought refuge in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh.
Wajid Khan, a British member of the European parliament and of its Arabian Peninsula and South Asia delegations, also expressed his appreciation for KSRelief.
Al-Rabiah also had meetings at the Belgian foreign ministry to discuss issues of common interest between Belgium and Saudi Arabia in supporting bilateral cooperation on humanitarian work.


Houthis have smuggled various weapons from Iran: Arab coalition

Updated 24 June 2019
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Houthis have smuggled various weapons from Iran: Arab coalition

  • Col. Al-Maliki also said that the Houthis are digging trenches and building fortifications in Hodeidah
  • Said Iran-backed militia is trying to provoke the coalition

RIYADH: The Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government said on Monday that the Houthi militia has received various types of weapons smuggled from Iran.
Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the militia has suffered heavy losses and as a result they have been targeting civilians and civilian installations.
Col. Al-Maliki also said that the Houthis are digging trenches and building fortifications in Hodeidah in violation of the Stockholm agreement.
He said that the Iran-backed militia is trying to provoke the coalition, but “we will apply international law.”
He added that the coalition has started providing financial assistance to those affected by accidents in Yemen and the coalition has already compensated 116 people affected.