KSRelief distributes 580 food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

The King Salman Center for Humanitarian Relief distributed 580 food baskets in Jabal Murad governorate in the Yemeni governorate of Marib. (SPA)
Updated 17 May 2018
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KSRelief distributes 580 food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

The King Salman Center for Humanitarian Relief on Wednesday distributed 580 food baskets in Jabal Murad governorate in the Yemeni governorate of Marib, Al Ekhbariya reported.

A total of 18,919 food rations were distributed to 3,480 people.

The war in Yemen has left 22.2 million people displaced, while recent clashes along the cost of Hodeidah has displaced 100,000 people, the United Nations estimated.


Saudi ministry: More than 3 million Umrah visas issued so far

The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience. (SPA)
Updated 20 January 2019
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Saudi ministry: More than 3 million Umrah visas issued so far

  • Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government

JEDDAH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 3,024,272, of which 2,561,541 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj and Umrah Ministry.
There are 399,479 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 277,372 in Makkah and 122,107 in Madinah.
Most pilgrims — 2,288,789 — came to the Kingdom by air, while 257,266 entered by land and 15,486 arrived by sea.
The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan (681,392) followed by Indonesia (447,450), India (306,470), Yemen (146,067), Malaysia (142,290), Algeria (92,752), Turkey (86,925), Egypt (85,438), Bangladesh (53,131) and the UAE (62,927).
The weekly data also included the number of Saudi staff within Umrah companies and institutions. They are 9,983 Saudis including 8,259 males and 1,724 females.
Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government.
The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience.