KSRelief sends 20 tons of food baskets to Yemen

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Displaced Yemenis collect their share of food relief from KSRelief in Marib, Yemen, on Dec. 2, 2017. (SPA)
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Displaced Yemenis collect their share of food relief from KSRelief in Marib, Yemen, on Dec. 2, 2017. (SPA)
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A man takes home his family's share of food relief from KSRelief in Marib, Yemen, on Dec. 2, 2017. (SPA)
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A man takes home his family's share of food relief from KSRelief in Marib, Yemen, on Dec. 2, 2017. (SPA)
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Displaced Yemenis collect their share of food relief from KSRelief in Marib, Yemen, on Dec. 2, 2017. (SPA)
Updated 05 December 2017
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KSRelief sends 20 tons of food baskets to Yemen

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) sent 20 tons of food baskets, which will benefit 30,000 distressed people, to Al-Ghaydah airport in Yemen.
The consignment, sent in a Saudi Air Force cargo plane, was accompanied by a special team comprising officers from the KSRelief Centre.
According to a statement from KSRelief, the initiative will benefit some 30,000 people in most districts of Al-Mahra.
The Coalition Forces Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen announced the re-opening of the Al-Ghaydah airport on Friday to receive aircraft carrying relief and humanitarian assistance. The airport resumed operations with the consent of the legitimate government of Yemen.
Last week, the first of the Saudi Royal Air Force planes loaded with tons of foodstuffs provided by KSRelief landed in the airport.
Sources from Yemen added that the coalition forces have harnessed all their abilities to deliver humanitarian and relief aid to the needy inside Yemen.
KSRelief distributed 1,500 food baskets in the Mujzar district of Marib governorate to the displaced and needy families.
The distribution came within the project of distributing 49,000 food baskets, targeting the governorates of Marib, Al-Bayda, Al-Jouf and Sanaa.
The KSRelief also delivered medical aid to the hospitals in Marib governorate.
Two months ago, KSRelief supplied 10 tons and 300 kg of medicines and medical supplies to Cree Rural Hospital in Al-Wadi directorate, and another package of medicines was supplied to Marib Authority Hospital.


UAE body lauds Saudi Arabia’s efforts at enhancing security

Updated 17 January 2019
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UAE body lauds Saudi Arabia’s efforts at enhancing security

  • “The Kingdom acts as a safety net for the Arab and Islamic worlds,” says Federal National Council chair

JEDDAH: A prominent member of the UAE Federal National Council (FNC) has praised the Kingdom’s efforts at enhancing security and development.

Amal Al-Qubaisi, FNC chairperson and speaker, met with members of the Saudi Shoura Council during a delegation visit to the UAE headed by Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, deputy chairman of the Saudi-Emirati Parliamentary Friendship Committee.

Al-Qubaisi reiterated that unity on various regional and international issues enhances security and stability.

“The Kingdom acts as a safety net for the Arab and Islamic worlds,” she said during a meeting at the FNC headquarters in Abu Dhabi. “King Salman is a father figure to both the Saudi and Emirati people.”

Al-Qubaisi said Saudi-Emirati strategic relations are reflected in coordination efforts between the Shoura Council and the FNC and commended the work of Shoura Council Chairman Abdullah Al-Asheikh.

Al-Ghamdi said strong fraternal relations between the two countries would strengthen regional unity and counter foreign actors attempting to sow the seeds of discord.

He also reiterated that the two nations share a common history, lineage and culture.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways that the council and FNC could enhance parliamentary relations.

The delegation also met with the Gulf Cooperation Council Parliamentary Friendship Group, which was headed by Mohammed Al-Ameri, chairman of the FNC Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee. FNC Secretary-General Ahmed Al-Dhaheri was also present at the meeting.

Delegation members also partially attended a regular FNC session, in which they got a glimpse into the council’s day-to-day operations.