Yemen militia ‘blocking aid to Hodeidah’ says Saudi KSrelief

File photo showing Dr Abdullah Alrabiah the head of KSrelief with the regional head of UNICEF in MENA. (Photo courtesy KSrelief)
Updated 13 June 2018
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Yemen militia ‘blocking aid to Hodeidah’ says Saudi KSrelief

  • KSrelief Dr Al-Rabiah said that the relief of the Yemeni people is a priority for the coalition.
  • KSRelief will mount a “humanitarian aid bridge using land, air and sea to deliver urgent food and subsistence material for the people of Hodeidah.

Riyadh: Yemenis in the port city of Hodeidah are being denied humanitarian aid by the Houthi militia, Dr. Abdullah AlRabiah, head of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief), has warned. 

Saudi-led coalition forces on Wednesday launched an air, sea and land assault to recapture Hodeidah from the rebel group.

Al-Rabiah said that the relief of the Yemeni people is a priority for the coalition, which would do all it could to deliver humanitarian aid despite attempts by the Houthi militia to halt distribution across the country.

In a joint press conference on Wednesday with UAE Minister for International Cooperation Reem Al-Hashemi, the relief agency head said that Iran-backed Houthi militia had stopped aid reaching the people of Hodeidah.

KSRelief will mount a “humanitarian aid bridge using land, air and sea to deliver urgent food and subsistence material for the people of Hodeidah,” Al-Rabiah said. He urged all relief organizations to help KSRelief continue aid deliveries through the port. 


First Saudi female accident surveyors graduate: Najm insurance

Updated 26 min 15 sec ago
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First Saudi female accident surveyors graduate: Najm insurance

JEDDAH: Najm Insurance Services, the leading traffic support service provider in the Kingdom, on Thursday celebrated the graduation of the first batch of 40 Saudi female surveyors, who will manage traffic accidents.
The graduation ceremony was attended by Maj. Gen. Mohammed Al-Bassami, director general of the Saudi Traffic Directorate.
Najm CEO Fahad Ibrahim Al-Akeel underscored the importance of involving women in managing and dealing with traffic accidents, in line with the royal decree enabling them to drive. The company strives to raise awareness among drivers about safety rules, he said.
Maha Al-Shunaifi, Najm’s director of marketing and corporate communications, said the female graduates underwent an intensive training program, having been selected in accordance with clear and precise criteria.