Saudi Arabia and Norway agree to provide water and sanitation for Somali refugees

Photo showing Dr. Abdullah Alrabiah and Abeer Shobasi signing the agreement to provide potable water for Somalian refugees (SPA)
Updated 10 May 2018

Saudi Arabia and Norway agree to provide water and sanitation for Somali refugees

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center signed a joint agreement today, planning to improve access to potable water, and sanitation for refugees in Somalia. The agreement is in cooperation with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), at a total cost of $2 million.

The agreement was signed by the General Manager of the Center, Dr. Abdullah Alrabiah and Abeer Shobasi, the Gulf Region Director of the NRC, at the headquarters of the Relief Center in Riyadh.

The agreement aims to provide drinkable water and water for sanitary use. Also, to provide, training and health education for those in the most affected areas of Somalia.

Shobasi expressed her pleasure at signing the first working agreement in Somalia between the NRC and the King Salman Relief Center. She hoped the agreement would be a good start and a strategic partnership between the two sides in the near future.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.