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.


King Faisal Prize: Rewarding services to all of humanity

Updated 26 March 2019
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King Faisal Prize: Rewarding services to all of humanity

RIYADH: Prince Turki Al-Faisal’s father, the late King Faisal, was a beacon of aspiration and hope. 

During his reign, the first girls’ schools were introduced, and he focused on educating the Saudi population as a whole to promote peace. 

The King Faisal Foundation was founded by King Faisal’s sons and daughters to commemorate his memory and vision. 

The significance of the annual King Faisal Prize (KFP) dates back to when a reporter asked him how he saw Saudi Arabia in 50 years’ time. 

The king responded: “I see Saudi Arabia in 50 years’ time as a wellspring of radiance for humanity.” 

The root of the foundation and the prize stems from his vision for all of humanity: Peace through education.

“The prize was established by the King Faisal Foundation soon after the foundation was formed,” Prince Turki told Arab News.

“It carries the message that the welfare of humanity is the primary importance of service to humanity,” he said. 

“The versatility of Islam is celebrating knowledge for all nationalities. As the first verse in the Holy Qur’an was ‘Read,’” Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Subayyil, secretary-general of KFP, told Arab News. 

“This a universal dialogue between all nationalities and scientific fields, which seeks peace through knowledge.” he said.  

The significance of the Prize shows that: “This is the real Islam and this prize in the country of the Two Holy mosques represents that we are trying to observe the teaching of Islam and its implementation through the prize, which is the encouragement of science and introducing knowledge to people,” Al-Subayyil said.