KSRelief helps rehabilitate child soldiers in Yemen

Yemeni children carrying weapons take part in a gathering organized by Houthis, in the capital Sanaa, June 18, 2017. (AFP)
Updated 26 August 2018
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KSRelief helps rehabilitate child soldiers in Yemen

  • The program aims to help the children return their normal lives
  • KSRelief plans to rehabilitate 2,000 children who were recruited by Houthis

MARIB: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) launched on Sunday the latest phase of a rehabilitation project for child soldiers in Yemen’s Marib province.
Some 26 children recruited by the Houthi militia will receive psychological treatment and education to help them recover from their ordeal and integrate back into society, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The program aims to help the children return their normal lives, through teaching them playing, drawing, and practicing different sports, as well as field trips.
So far, the rehabilitation program has managed to change the lives of 215 child soldiers in Yemen.
KSRelief plans to rehabilitate 2,000 children who were recruited by Houthis.


Islamic, European officials plan support for Sudan

Updated 19 July 2019
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Islamic, European officials plan support for Sudan

JEDDAH: Support for Sudan in the wake of a new deal on civilian rule was among items discussed during a meeting between leading Islamic and European officials in Saudi Arabia.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, received Finnish foreign minister, Pekka Haavisto, in Jeddah. Finland currently holds the rotational presidency of the Council of the EU.
Al-Othaimeen and Haavisto had a constructive exchange of views on common issues with particular focus on Sudan after civilian and military leaders signed an agreement aimed at installing a civilian administration.
The deal came after three months of deadlock since Omar Bashir was deposed as president, and the two officials discussed ways to back Khartoum in its transitional phase.
The secretary-general commended the role of Finland and the EU in promoting peace, security, stability and development in different parts of the world and expressed the OIC’s readiness to engage in issues of mutual interest.
Haavisto praised the role of the OIC in promoting the culture of peace, dialogue and understanding, noting the organization’s vast experience in leading peace building initiatives among its member states in collaboration with other partners.