UN high official lauds Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts in Yemen

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Relief workers unload aid carried into Yemen by the Saudi military in Marib, Yemen, on Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
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In this Feb. 1, 2018 photograph, a Yemeni boy living in a camp for people displaced by his country's war holds a box of aid from Saudi Arabia in Marib, Yemen. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Updated 13 February 2018
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UN high official lauds Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts in Yemen

RIYADH: Saudi Ambassador in Yemen Mohammed bin Said Al-Jaber, who is also executive director of the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations Support Center, on Monday received UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock.

The meeting explored developments of the humanitarian situation in Yemen, aspects of cooperation with the UN on the implementation of humanitarian operations, and coordination between organizations concerned with humanitarian operations in Yemen.

The UN official appreciated the Kingdom’s humanitarian role and that of the coalition in Yemen. He referred to grants provided by the Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates to UN organizations worth $1 billion. He also praised the start of operations of the UN World Food Program (WFP) and the cooperation between coalition forces and USAID.

The Saudi envoy expressed the readiness of the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations Support Center to safely receive delivery of humanitarian aid and relief through commercial shipments to Yemen. He said the center has 22 air, land and sea ports to deliver such aid, while coalition countries have allocated 17 safe passages to ensure the flow of aid to Yemen.


Efforts continue at Prophet's Mosque to serve worshippers during Ramadan

Updated 24 May 2018
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Efforts continue at Prophet's Mosque to serve worshippers during Ramadan

RIYADH: The General Directorate for the Affairs of Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, or the Prophet's Mosque, is carrying on with plans during the month of Ramadan to serve visitors, the Saudi Press Agency has said.
The directorate has prepared the mosque to accommodate worshipers at the time of prayers, in addition to monitoring the Iftar meals offered at the mosque and its external courts.
It also said it has intensified its water services, cleaning efforts and air conditioning around the clock to provide worshipers with an atmosphere full of serenity and reverence.
SPA took pictures of the services offered at the mosque, beginning with guiding visitors and organizing their entry through the gates of the Prophet’s Mosque to the men and women sections. It also directs worshippers to the emptier courts to avoid crowding.
It also captured the preparations for setting the Iftar meals at the mosque, including the installing of water spray fans at the outside squares due to sustain high temperatures during summer, so that visitors pray with ease and comfort.