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. 


Saudi crown prince ‘hopes’ investments with India will create many jobs

Updated 20 February 2019
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Saudi crown prince ‘hopes’ investments with India will create many jobs

  • Saudi Arabia expects investments in India to reach $100 billion in the next two years
  • Modi praised relations between the two countries after signing cooperation agreements

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince said on Wednesday that he hopes that investments with India will create many jobs.

During a press conference with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman said Saudi Arabia expects investments in India to reach $100 billion in the next two years.

The Crown Prince also said that there were many opportunities for India and Saudi Arabia and added that relations between the two countries were historic.

Modi praised relations between the two countries after signing cooperation agreements.