Saudi relief agency organizes trip for former child soldiers in Yemen

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Former Yemeni child soldiers enjoy a field trip organized by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) at the Marib public park on Sept. 7, 2018. (SPA)
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Former Yemeni child soldiers enjoy a field trip organized by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) at the Marib public park on Sept. 7, 2018. (SPA)
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Members of orphan families in Yemen attend a sewing class as part of a government program to develop manual skills. (SPA)
Updated 08 September 2018
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Saudi relief agency organizes trip for former child soldiers in Yemen

  • The field trip is part of an ongoing program to rehabilitate 80 Yemeni children recruited by Houthis to fight the government
  • KSRelief is also conducting sewing classes to develop the manual skills of orphan families

 JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has organized a recreational field trip for 26 children to Marib public park as part of its program to rehabilitate children who were recruited by Houthi militias.
The aim is for children to enjoy playing in open spaces, swimming, and participating in educational and sports competitions to improve their mental health, which was badly affected by forced recruitment.
This trip is part of the third course of the fifth and sixth phases of the project, which targets rehabilitating 80 Yemeni children.
As part of its plan to rehabilitate 2,000 of the children recruited by the Houthi militias in Yemen, KSRelief has rehabilitated 215 children from several Yemeni governorates through the previously implemented courses and phases.
Recently, the center has carried out sewing classes as part of its program to develop manual skills in five Yemeni provinces to support orphan families.
“We didn’t know how to use a sewing machine, but these sessions have helped us acquire many skills,” said trainee Zainab Omar. AN Jeddah
Trainee Hoda Ahmed said the classes will help many women acquire new skills and thus become more independent. The classes are part of KSRelief’s programs to empower poor families.
 


US Chargé d’Affaires to Saudi Arabia congratulates King Salman on National Day

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US Chargé d’Affaires to Saudi Arabia congratulates King Salman on National Day

JEDDAH: The US Chargé d’Affaires to Saudi Arabia Christopher Henzel has issued a statement congratulating King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Kingdom’s people on its National Day.
Henzel’s statement read: “On behalf of the United States of America and all my colleagues here at the Embassy and our Consulates General in Jeddah and Dhahran, I extend our congratulations to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and the people of Saudi Arabia on your national day.
“Our partnership with Saudi Arabia extends from our close security cooperation to our strong relations in business and exchange programs. Together we are working to promote the security and prosperity of both our countries.
“Through our educational and cultural exchange programs we learn from each other and deepen our partnership. Over many decades hundreds of thousands of Saudi and American officials, tourists, business representatives, and students have traveled between our countries and in the process have cemented our strong ties.
“I wish the people of Saudi Arabia success in all their endeavors and look forward to a bright future as our two countries continue to work together.”