Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief distributes relief items in Hodeidah

The Kingdom has always been one of the world’s top providers of aid. (SPA)
Updated 03 July 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief distributes relief items in Hodeidah

  • King Salman’s humanitarian tenders in accordance with the official Saudi Aid Platform in its current phase (2007-2017) has reached a total of $32.83 billion
  • Saudi Arabia has always been one of the world’s top providers of aid

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) has distributed food and other relief items among the displaced people in Yemen’s Hodeidah governorate.
Since the foundation of Saudi Arabia, its wealth has not been limited to its citizens but has been spread throughout most of the world.
It has provided humanitarian aid, charitable grants and soft loans to countries regardless of color or race. The Kingdom has always been one of the world’s top providers of aid.
The Kingdom’s humanitarian tenders in accordance with the official Saudi Aid Platform in its current phase (2007-2017) has reached a total of $32.83 billion.
The top five recipient countries of aid from Saudi Arabia are: Yemen, with a total of $14 billion for 290 projects, followed by Syria with a total of $3 billion/153 projects, Egypt was ranked third with a total of $2 billion/20 projects, while Niger was ranked fourth with a total of $1.230 billion/7 projects and Mauritania was ranked fifth with 14 projects and a total of $1.219 million.


Saudi novelist receives Naguib Mahfouz medal

Omaima Al-Khamis, a Saudi writer receives Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature for her novel at the American University (AUC) in Cairo, Egypt December 11, 2018. (REUTERS)
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Saudi novelist receives Naguib Mahfouz medal

  • Al-Khamis, born in 1966 in Riyadh, studied Arabic literature at the King Saud University and was listed for the Arabic Booker Prize in 2010

JEDDAH: Saudi novelist Umaima Al-Khamis has received the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2018 for her latest novel “Masra Al-Gharaniq fi Mudub Al-Aqiq” (Voyage of the Cranes in the Cities of Agate).
The American University in Cairo Press (AUC) made the announcement on Wednesday. The awards are announced annually on the birth anniversary of the Egyptian Nobel laureate. Al-Khamis, born in 1966 in Riyadh, studied Arabic literature at the King Saud University and was listed for the Arabic Booker Prize in 2010.
In her acceptance speech, Al-Khamis paid tribute to Naguib Mahfouz and described him as a great writer who taught the “magic and craft of” storytelling.