KSRelief reaches Bangladesh to help distressed Rohingyas

Updated 12 October 2017
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KSRelief reaches Bangladesh to help distressed Rohingyas

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) was the first organization to visit Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh to assess their needs, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has revealed.
KSRelief signed an agreement with the UNHCR on Wednesday for a joint project to “establish mutually beneficial cooperation aimed at assisting the vulnerable and disadvantaged, through which both parties will support refugees and host communities.”
The agreement was signed by Grandi, and the supervisor general of KSRelief, Abdullah Al-Rabeeah.
Al-Rabeeah told reporters that “the Kingdom stands with the needy around the world and has assisted victims in 38 countries through the provision of 232 humanitarian and relief programs.”
Al-Rabeeah said the Kingdom hosts 561,911 Yemeni refugees, 262,573 Syrian refugees and more than 300,000 Burmese refugees, and has provided them with all necessary facilities and services to enjoy a dignified life.
Following the signing, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said in a press statement that KSRelief has helped the UN on many occasions.
“I recently met with the center’s delegation in Bangladesh,” Grandi said. “(KSRelief) was the first organization to visit the Rohingya refugee camps, where some 500,000 refugees from Myanmar stay, to assess their needs.”
That was just one example of the center’s work, Grandi explained. “There are also many examples in Yemen and Syria.”
He added that the new agreement “makes our cooperation stronger. The overall framework of the project will give very important support at the institutional level, and we are now in a real partnership with the center.”


Saudi scouts in the US for world jamboree

Updated 22 July 2019
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Saudi scouts in the US for world jamboree

  • The 24th World Scout Jamboree runs from July 22 until August 2
  • 45,000 youths from more than 150 scout associations are participating

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Scouts Association will participate in the 24th World Scout Jamboree under the theme “Unlock a New World” at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia, US.

The jamboree will run from July 22 until Aug. 2 with the participation of 45,000 young people representing more than 150 scout associations members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Dr. Abdullah bin Suleiman Al-Fahad, vice president of the Saudi Arabian Scouts Association, said that the Kingdom’s delegation included more than 100 scouts and rover scouts between the ages of 14-17 and would include educational activities that promoted peace, intercultural understanding and life leadership skills.

He said that the jamboree slogan would also inspire scouts to become active citizens able to create a more sustainable world by identifying global issues such as climate change through activities including hiking and workshops so they could help themselves in a rapidly changing world.

The jamboree is the largest outdoor educational event organized by the Scout Movement, which serves more than 51 million youth worldwide.