KSRelief, UNICEF to fight cholera, provide vaccines in Yemen

KSRelief has signed a deal to enhance the level of vaccination coverage among children under the age of five years in Yemen. KSRelief photo
Updated 10 April 2018
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KSRelief, UNICEF to fight cholera, provide vaccines in Yemen

  • Children under 5 years of age, which will benefit 1.14 million children
  • KSRelief has distributed 1,500 boxes of dates in Al-Khawkhah and Hees districts
JEDDAH: In line with directives from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Monday signed two projects with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The projects were signed by Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, adviser at the Royal Court and general supervisor of KSRelief, and Khairat Kabalari, UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa.
Al-Rabiah expressed his happiness at the signing of the agreements, whose total value is more than $36 million.
The projects aim to fight cholera, rehabilitate household water tanks, provide potable water and chlorination for disinfection, qualify water systems, build and qualify toilets, and get rid of solid waste.  
“The second agreement covers providing vaccines for children under 5 years of age, which will benefit 1.14 million children,” said Al-Rabeeah.
The vaccines are against polio, measles, mumps, whooping cough, tetanus, meningitis, hepatitis B and diphtheria, he added. 
“The agreement also covers the training of 2,000 male and female health workers, organizing 600 house visits, implementing health education and distributing 1 million explanatory brochures.”
Al-Rabeeah praised KSRelief’s cooperation with UNICEF in Yemen and other countries, and expressed hoped that the agreements will help alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.
Kabalari said the projects will help fight cholera in Yemen and put an end to the suffering of millions of children.
He thanked the Kingdom, represented by KSRelief, for its generous support.
KSRelief has distributed 1,500 boxes of dates in Al-Khawkhah and Hees districts of Yemen’s Hodeidah governorate, benefiting some 12,000 people.
KSRelief, which is implementing 217 humanitarian projects throughout Yemen, also distributed 1,000 boxes of dates to 8,000 beneficiaries in Ad Dis district in Hadhramaut governorate.


Arab and Muslim nations, organizations commend Saudi Arabia’s decrees on Khashoggi case

Updated 20 October 2018
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Arab and Muslim nations, organizations commend Saudi Arabia’s decrees on Khashoggi case

  • UAE, Egypt and Bahrain issued statements commending Saudi Arabia's royal decrees
  • Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, said the king’s decisions “achieve justice and equality”

JEDDAH: Gulf Arab allies have backed the royal decrees issued Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday involving the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

UAE

The UAE on Saturday backed Saudi Arabia’s statements, the official news agency WAM said.

The Gulf Arab state “commends directives and decisions of Saudi King Salman on the issue of Kashoggi,” WAM said on Twitter.

The announcement also said that Saudi Arabia and its leadership is a state of institutions based on justice and equity.

Egypt

Egypt praised what it called the "decisive" and "brave" actions taken by the king.
"Egypt sees that the brave and decisive decisions and actions taken by the Saudi King over this matter align with his majesty's approach that respects the principles of law and applications of effective justice," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
It also offered its condolences to Khashoggi's family and said it was confident the investigation would reveal the truth. 

Bahrain

Bahrain praised decisions made by the Saudi king to establish justice, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported.

“Saudi Arabia will remain a state of justice, values and principles,” an official statement quote by the channel said.

Palestine

Palestine commended King Salman's decisions to affirm justice and fairness.

Yemen

Yemen on Saturday praised decisions made by King Salman in relation to Khashoggi's death , according to the legitimate government’s state news agency.

Djibouti

Djibouti praised King Salman's decisions and said they are proof that Saudi Arabia is a nation of values, principles, and justice.

Arab and Muslim Organizations

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday praised the Kingdom's transparency and its emphasis on the implementation of justice.

Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, on Saturday said the king’s decisions on the death of Khashoggi “achieve justice and equality in accordance with Islamic law”, according to a statement on state news agency SPA.