KSRelief builds homes for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti

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Updated 19 January 2018
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KSRelief builds homes for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti

DJIBOUTI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has accomplished 85 percent of its project to establish 300 housing units tailored to the needs of Yemeni refugees in Abkh camp in Djibouti.

The project was signed several months ago with a specialized company.

The project consists of air-conditioned residential units, including health and educational facilities serving approximately 2,000 Yemeni refugees living in Abkh camp, and is aimed at alleviating their humanitarian suffering in their environment.

The weather is very difficult especially in the summer, so KSRelief is keen to ensure that the housing is suitable for the conditions.

KSRelief has not only provided this project to Yemeni refugees in Djibouti, but also several other projects, including the distribution of food baskets to refugees in Djibouti, provision of potable water and the establishment of specialized medical clinics benefiting the Yemeni refugee and the Djibouti citizen.

The center is keen to meet the basic requirements of more than 2,000 Yemeni refugees to ensure a decent life for them.


US’ Mnuchin says talk about sanctions premature, will visit Riyadh to meet with counterpart

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US’ Mnuchin says talk about sanctions premature, will visit Riyadh to meet with counterpart

JERUSALEM, Oct 21 : US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday it was premature to comment on possible US sanctions against Saudi Arabia for the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi until an investigation had been completed.
Mnuchin said information so far on the investigation was “a good first step but not enough” as Riyadh faced increasing international pressure over what happened to Khashoggi, who disappeared after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
US President Donald Trump, who has said the United States would consider sanctions against Saudi Arabia, emphasized on Saturday that he was not satisfied with the Saudis’ handling of the case.
“It would be premature to comment on sanctions and premature to comment on really any issues until we get further down the investigation and get to the bottom of what occurred,” Mnuchin told reporters in Jerusalem.
Mnuchin confirmed that he would not attend a Saudi investment conference on Tuesday. However, he said he would visit Riyadh as planned for talks with his counterpart on joint efforts to counter terrorist financing and plans by Washington to reimpose sanctions against Iran in November.
“I did not think it was appropriate to go and speak at this conference but we continue to have important issues with Saudi and that is why I am going there,” Mnuchin said.
The visit, he said, was necessary as Washington prepares to reimpose sanctions against Iran.
He said he had no reason to believe that Saudi Arabia would renege on commitments to make up for any shortfall in global oil supplies as Iranian oil exports are curbed under the sanctions.
“I have no reason to believe that they are not going to honor those commitments,” said Mnuchin, who will meet Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih while in Riyadh.