KSRelief launches 2 anti-cholera projects in Yemen

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KSRelief General Supervisor Abdullah Al-Rabeeah shakes hands with the World Health Organization (WHO) representative after signing agreements for treating and preventing cholera in Yemen. (SPA)
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Updated 14 November 2017
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KSRelief launches 2 anti-cholera projects in Yemen

RIYADH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Tuesday signed an agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO) to carry out two projects in Yemen for treating and preventing cholera, valued at $22,740,133.

The agreement was signed by Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, adviser at the Royal Court and general supervisor of KSRelief, and a WHO representative.

The two projects aim to support cholera treatment programs in Yemen; improve treatment of suspected cases; control the spread of the infection to prevent the occurrence of a cholera epidemic; and coordinating and cooperating at local and international levels in the field of water sanitation.

The projects will be implemented under the guidance of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy prime minister and minister of defense of Saudi Arabia.


Saudi Arabia calls on Qatar to allow its pilgrims to perform Hajj

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Saudi Arabia calls on Qatar to allow its pilgrims to perform Hajj

  • The ministry accused the Qatari government of blocking attempts by its citizens to perform the pilgrimage
  • Saudi Arabia is one of several Arab countries that launched a boycott of Qatar in 2017 over the country’s support for extremist groups

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has created a new webpage for Qataris who wish to perform the pilgrimage this year.
Qatari Hajj pilgrims can register their details, browse packages and pay for them at: https://qh1440.haj.gov.sa

The ministry called on Qatar not to block the webpage as it did previously and “cooperate in order to allow its citizens to perform Hajj easily.”

Saudi Arabia is one of several Arab countries that launched a boycott of Qatar in 2017 over the country’s support for extremist groups.

The embargo includes transport restrictions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, but the Kingdom has taken measures to ensure pilgrims from Qatar can travel freely for Hajj and Umrah.

The ministry said on Saturday it had taken several steps to ensure pilgrims could enter Saudi Arabia for for Hajj, which starts next month. But the ministry accused the Qatari government of blocking attempts by its citizens to perform the pilgrimage.

Following a recent meeting with a Qatari delegation to discuss the logistics of pilgrims from the country arriving in the Kingdom, the delegation from Doha left without signing any agreements to enable access for it citizens, according to the ministry.

In response to Doha’s actions, the statement said that Qatari pilgrims could complete their applications upon arrival in Saudi Arabia.