Saudi aid agency carries out relief projects in Syria, Yemen

In the Syrian governorate of Aleppo, Saudi aid workers have started renovating and rehabilitating houses and shelters and 16 recreation centers. (SPA)
Updated 01 September 2018
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Saudi aid agency carries out relief projects in Syria, Yemen

  • KSRelief has begun renovating and rehabilitating 495 houses, two shelters and 16 recreation centers in the Syrian governorate of AleppoRelief has begun renovating and rehabilitating 495 houses, two shelters and 16 recreation centers in the Syrian governor
  • KSRelief also continued to distribute food baskets to needy families in camps for displaced people in Al-Khawkhah district of Yemen’s Hodeida governorate

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has launched a project to rehabilitate public utilities in the northern countryside of Aleppo. 

KSRelief has begun renovating and rehabilitating 495 houses, two shelters and 16 recreation centers in the Syrian governorate.

The project aims to improve living conditions by providing decent housing, said the project manager, Malik Al Wadi.

KSRelief has also distributed gas cylinders for home cooking to 500 families with widows, orphans and people with special needs in the town of Mara in Aleppo governorate.

Meanwhile, on Saturday five relief trucks carrying 120 tons of dates provided by KSRelief were sent to Yemen’s Marib governorate. The dates will be distributed to displaced people.

KSRelief also continued to distribute food baskets to needy families in camps for displaced people in Al-Khawkhah district of Yemen’s Hodeida governorate.

Earlier, KSRelief General Supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said that their work is focused on programs to protect women and children, and rehabilitate children recruited by the Houthi militias. 


Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz competition for memorizing Quran kicks off in Madinah

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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz competition for memorizing Quran kicks off in Madinah

JEDDAH: The King Abdulaziz International competition for memorizing, reciting and interpreting the Qur’an in its 40th edition will kick off at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, under the patronage of King Salman.
The competition will start on Muharram 26 in the Islamic calendar, corresponding to Oct. 6 in the Gregorian calendar, until the beginning of Saffar (Oct. 10).
Minister of Islamic affairs, Endowments, Dawah and Guidance, Abdullatif Al-Sheikh, commended King Salman for his special care and attention for the competition.
Al-Sheikh said this international challenge encourages Muslims to memorize, recite and interpret the Qur’an.
He noted that the ministry has completed its preparations to receive participants for the competition.
This is the first time this major competition will be held at the Masjid Al-Nabawi (Prophet’s Mosque) in Madinah.