Saudi crown prince donates SR16m to charities in Qassim

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Updated 06 October 2017

Saudi crown prince donates SR16m to charities in Qassim

JEDDAH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has donated SR16 million ($4.27 million) from his own account to charities in the Qassim region.
This comes to complement the support provided to charities within the Prince Mohammed crown prince’s project for supporting charities in all regions of the Kingdom.
Charitable support was initiated in the Qassim region through discussions with 12 charities to identify programs offered to different segments of society and to determine the amount of support for each in proportion to the number of beneficiaries.
The total number of beneficiaries in the Qassim region reached 7,296 male and females. It included five categories: Orphans, cancer patients, young men and women who are looking to get married, family development and persons with special needs.
Charitable support from the crown prince under the project, began in the Riyadh region with SR23 million. It met the requirements of 11,680 beneficiaries through 14 charities.
The second stage of the charitable support was in the Makkah region with a donation of SR15 from Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and included 14,914 beneficiaries through 10 charities.
The Eastern Province also received charitable support amounting to SR16 million. It met the needs of more than 41,000 beneficiaries through 10 charities.

FaceOf: Khalid bin Qarar Al-Harbi, commander of the Hajj Security Forces

Updated 19 August 2018

FaceOf: Khalid bin Qarar Al-Harbi, commander of the Hajj Security Forces

Khalid bin Qarar Al-Harbi has been serving as the commander of Special Emergency Forces and commander of the Hajj Security Forces since July 2017.

He graduated from King Fahd Security College in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in security sciences. After his graduation, he joined the Emergency Forces for the Madinah region. He worked in different departments of the forces and held different positions, including company commander, battalion commander, the commander of the recruitment and training center and the operations manager. 

Subsequently, Al-Harbi was promoted as the force commander for Madinah city. In 2006, he was appointed as the operations director at the Saudi Special Emergency Forces headquarters. He was later promoted as the commander of the Special Emergency Forces in 2010. 

He completed several courses on different areas of security sciences in Saudi Arabia and from different institutions in the UK, France, Egypt, Indonesia and China. The courses pertained to combating terrorism, special operations, riot control, and security leadership. 

He participated in many counterterrorism operations. 

Al-Harbi also has extensive experience in the organization and management of Hajj and Umrah seasons in Makkah and Madinah. He has contributed in laying the foundations plans of crowd management and organization in Jamarat during Hajj. 

On Friday, he visited  the “Kafa” exhibition held in Makkah. The event was organized by the Kafa Anti-Smoking Association to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking and drugs. The association offers its services to pilgrims who wish to quit smoking and spreads awareness among them.  “Kafa” annually organizes campaigns and programs during the Hajj season to educate pilgrims about the dangers of smoking, and they reportedly treated about 500 pilgrims in Mina last year.