KSRelief sends 962 tons of aid to Yemen

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The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) dispatched 926 tons of aid to displaced Yemenis. (AN Photo)
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The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) dispatched 926 tons of aid to displaced Yemenis. (AN Photo)
Updated 28 February 2018
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KSRelief sends 962 tons of aid to Yemen

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Tuesday dispatched 926 tons of aid to displaced Yemenis.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, KSRelief supervisor and Royal Court adviser, flagged off the convoy of 50 trucks from Riyadh to Yemen.
Other KSRelief senior officials were present at the event, as was Abdulraqeeb Fateh, Yemen’s minister of local administration and chairman of the Higher Relief Committee.
Al-Rabeeah said the supply of humanitarian aid to Yemen comes under King Salman’s directives to look after the needs of the country’s people.
An official from KSRelief’s media department said the convoy includes 208 tons of dates and 126 tons of medical supplies.
The aid is “to benefit some 204,000 people in the governorates of Sanaa, Aden, Marib, Al-Jouf, Al-Baidah and Al-Mahra,” he told Arab News.
Humanitarian assistance has been provided to all parts of Yemen without discrimination, he added.
Saudi Ambassador Mohammed Al-Jabir said the Kingdom has been supplying food, medicine and clothes to distressed Yemenis. The Iran-backed Houthi rebels have destroyed peace in Yemen, he added.
The Kingdom has funded Yemen’s Central Bank with $2 billion to boost the economy, Al-Jabir said.
Another $1.5 billion have been given to UN organizations to help distressed Yemenis, he added.
Last week, KSRelief signed six agreements worth $3 million with various organizations in Riyadh to help Yemenis displaced and injured by the Houthis.


Saudi minister of culture welcomes task of organizing Janadriyah festival

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Saudi minister of culture welcomes task of organizing Janadriyah festival

  • The Ministry of National Guard was previously responsible for organizing the annual cultural event
  • On Tuesday, the Cabinet decided to assign the responsibility to the Ministry of Culture

JEDDAH: Saudi Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan on Tuesday welcomed the Cabinet decision to give his ministry the responsibility of organizing the annual Janadriyah Festival.

Before this decision, the Ministry of National Guard was responsible for the organization of this annual cultural event.

The culture minister thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the continuous support extended to the cultural sector. He said the ministry will work to make the Janadriyah Festival an even bigger and distinguished event.

The festival offers an opportunity for visitors to take a glimpse of Saudi Arabia’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. It captures the great history and heroism of the Saudi people since the unification of Saudi Arabia by King Abdul Aziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Saud.

The event starts with a grand annual camel race, with speeches and national performances to be held in the evening, during which prominent personalities of the Saudi society are honored in recognition of their contributions, achievements and services for their nation in several fields.