KSRelief organizes tour for former child soldiers in Yemen

Saudi Arabia's KSRelief has been praised for humanitarian relief efforts in Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 08 May 2018
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KSRelief organizes tour for former child soldiers in Yemen

  • The children were selected from areas such as Taiz and Amran

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) on Sunday organized a recreational trip to the tourist and archaeological sites in Yemen’s eastern city of Marib for children who were recruited by the Houthi militias.

The children were selected from areas such as Taiz and Amran, and are being provided with rehabilitation services at a center in Marib.

The tour was part of the efforts to rehabilitate child soldiers in Yemen. The children, who are from various Yemeni governorates, were briefed on the Marib Dam. They keenly listened to a detailed explanation of the importance of this historic site and a civilization that dates back thousands of years.

It is worth mentioning that the project in its first and second stages targeted 81 recruited children who were affected by the war. The program has now entered its third and fourth phases.

The program includes psychological, social, cultural and sports services and activities. KSRelief will provide educational assistance to children who successfully complete the program to enter schools of their choice.

Since 2015, KSRelief has spent more than $262 million on child development programs through 116 projects. 


Arab coalition in Yemen sets up civilian safe corridors from Hodeidah to Sanaa

Updated 54 min 7 sec ago
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Arab coalition in Yemen sets up civilian safe corridors from Hodeidah to Sanaa

JEDDAH: The Arab coalition fighting in support of the legitimate Yemeni government has established three safe corridors for civilians to travel between the cities of Sanaa and Hodeidah.
Spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said on Monday that the corridors between the former capital that was seized by the Houthi militia in 2014 and the country’s biggest port have been set up in cooperation with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Speaking in the Saudi capital Riyadh, Al-Maliki also said an Iranian military vessel has been monitoring international vessels as they pass through the Bab Al-Mandab strait. 
“The Iranian ship ‘Safiz’ is carrying listening devices and military experts,” he said.
“The Iranian regime continues to violate international law and destabilize the security of the region and the world.”