KSRelief holds training session in Yemen’s Marib to demonstrate the dangers of child recruitment

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KSRelief holds training session in Yemen’s Marib to demonstrate the dangers of child recruitment. (SPA)
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KSRelief holds training session in Yemen’s Marib to demonstrate the dangers of child recruitment. (SPA)
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KSRelief holds training session in Yemen’s Marib to demonstrate the dangers of child recruitment. (SPA)
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KSRelief holds training session in Yemen’s Marib to demonstrate the dangers of child recruitment. (SPA)
Updated 08 July 2018
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KSRelief holds training session in Yemen’s Marib to demonstrate the dangers of child recruitment

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Center (KSRelief) held a training session in Marib for parents of children recruited by Houthi militia and who have been used as human shields in armed conflict.
The aim of the course is to raise awareness among parents about the dangers of recruiting children and how this would affect their present and future.
The awareness-raising course is part of an initial phase of the fifth and sixth stages of the Rehabilitation of Recruiting Children Project, which has targeted 80 child soldiers and their dependents.
“Its main goal is to facilitate the return of children to their normal lives and to attend school, as do normal children,” KSRelief was reported saying by Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The participating parents received awareness lectures on the dangers of recruitment, violations against children during recruitment and the duty to protect them, as well as legislation that is criminalizing the recruitment and endangerment of young people.
KSRelief funds the rehabilitation of children recruited by Houthi militia, in coordination with a local partner — Wathaq Foundation for Civil Orientation — in accordance with a program aimed at rehabilitating 2,000 children from various Yemeni governorates.


Saudia boss issues tribute to cabin crew killed in Sri Lanka bomb attacks

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Saudia boss issues tribute to cabin crew killed in Sri Lanka bomb attacks

  • The airline announced on Monday that the two cabin crew had been killed in the attacks
  • The death toll in Sri Lanka rose to 321 on Tuesday and includes many nationalities

DUBAI: The director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines has paid tribute to the two cabin crew who were killed in Sunday’s terror attacks in Sri Lanka.

Cabin manager, Ahmed Zain Jaafari, steward Hani Maged Othman, were in one of the hotels when one of the attackers detonated his device on Sunday - a third crew member was slightly injured.

The two were initially unaccounted for, but on Monday night the airline released a statement confirming they had died.

In a statement issued to the airline’s staff and on the Twitter account on Tuesday, director general Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser praised the two for their service to the company and country.

“Myself, the entire management team and all of the team members of Saudi Arabia Airlines are with very heavy hearts, filled with deep sorrow as the airline confirms that two of its cabin crew members have passed away in the explosions which took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka,” Al-Jasser said in the statement.

“Each have a long tenure supporting the airline. These two gentlemen whole-heartedly served their country and SAUDIA with great pride and loyalty. All of us mourn for Ahmed and Hani, who are our brothers for eternity and our hearts are filled with pain for the indescribable loss that their families are facing.”