KSRelief, WFP sign deals to combat hunger across the world

Yemeni men carry food aid supplies in Al Hajjah on April 29, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 09 May 2018
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KSRelief, WFP sign deals to combat hunger across the world

  • The deal is to provide aid to Rohingya refugees and Yemenis

JEDDAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has signed three agreements with the World Food Program (WFP) to send aid to Rohingya refugees and to Yemen to avoid famine and to combat hunger across the world.
The first agreement includes joint cooperation in implementing the humanitarian food security project of Rohingya people displaced from Rakhine in Myanmar and living in Cox Bazaar camps in Bangladesh.
The two bodies will work together to distribute 1,400 tons of rice, legumes and vegetable oil with a value of $1 million to help 27,750 new arrivals at the refugee camps.
In order to respond to the threat of famine in Yemen, KSRelief and the WFP will distribute 17,117 metric tons of wheat, vegetable oil and legumes. The organizations will supervise handing over food vouchers equivalent to 5.5 million metric tons of food.
The vouchers, at a cost of $17.6 million, will help 489,400 people over eight months. The campaign will target the areas of Hajjah, Hodeidah, Dhamar Saada, Lahj, Amran, Aden, Sanaa, Amanah Sanaa, Ibb and Taiz.
The third agreement includes the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between KSRelief and WFP to strengthen their joint work to combat hunger among different peoples of the world, provide food assistance in emergencies and improve education.
The three agreements were signed at KSRelief’s headquarters in Riyadh by the KSRelief Supervisor General Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, and director WFP in the Arab Gulf States, Abdullah Al-Wardat.


Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terror links

Updated 23 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terror links

RIYADH: Thirty-seven Saudis have been executed for links with terrorism, the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday.

The executions were carried out in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the Eastern Province, Qassim and Asir, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The 37 had created terror cells to “corrupt and disrupt security, spread chaos and provoke sectarian strife, as well as damage peace and social security,” the ministry said.

The ministry added that they had planned to bomb security headquarters and kill security personnel.