King Salman Relief Center reviews its support for Yemeni children on World Children’s Day

King Salman Relief Center reviews its support for Yemeni children on World Children’s Day. (SPA photo)
Updated 21 November 2017
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King Salman Relief Center reviews its support for Yemeni children on World Children’s Day

RIYADH: King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid reviewed at its headquarters here today relief and humanitarian projects provided for Yemeni children in conjunction with World Children’s Day.
This came in a video presentation watched by representatives of the offices of international humanitarian organizations during which a number of humanitarian and relief topics were discussed.
The presentation highlighted the projects allocated by the Center to the children of Yemen amounting to 116 projects from 2015 to 10 September 2017, with a sum of $ 262,474,014 in the fields of education, protection and early recovery.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Medical Corps (IMC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Kingdom Department for International Development, High Relief Committee of the Republic of Yemen and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).


Saudi Arabia greatly concerned by Rohingya plight, says KSA envoy to UN

Saudi Arabia recently provided $50 million to support rehabilitation programs for Rohingya related to education and health. (AFP)
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Saudi Arabia greatly concerned by Rohingya plight, says KSA envoy to UN

  • The International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar has documented the burning of entire villages, indiscriminate killing, mass rape, child abuse, enforced disappearance, and other forms of violence against minorities that amount to genocide

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is following the plight of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar with great concern, the Kingdom’s UN ambassador told the Human Rights Council.

Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Wasil condemned violations of international humanitarian law by Myanmar’s military against Rohingya civilians in Rakhine state, and against other minorities elsewhere in the country.

The International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar has documented the burning of entire villages, indiscriminate killing, mass rape, child abuse, enforced disappearance, and other forms of violence against minorities that amount to genocide, he said.

Saudi Arabia recently provided $50 million to support rehabilitation programs for Rohingya related to education and health, he added. 

He also reaffirmed Saudi support for the efforts of the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria.

He thanked the commission for its latest report on the human rights situation in the country, and the suffering of people displaced by the Syrian regime and allied militias.