KSRelief inaugurates refugee camp in Hodeidah, Yemen

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The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) launched the displaced persons camp in Bani Jaber, in Al-Khokha directorate in Hodeidah governorate. (SPA)
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The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) launched the displaced persons camp in Bani Jaber, in Al-Khokha directorate in Hodeidah governorate. (SPA)
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The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) launched the displaced persons camp in Bani Jaber, in Al-Khokha directorate in Hodeidah governorate. (SPA)
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The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) launched the displaced persons camp in Bani Jaber, in Al-Khokha directorate in Hodeidah governorate. (SPA)
Updated 10 September 2018
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KSRelief inaugurates refugee camp in Hodeidah, Yemen

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has launched a camp for displaced Yemenis in Bani Jaber, in Al-Khokha directorate in Hodeidah governorate.
The camp will be able to accommodate in its first phase 420 displaced persons, providing them with tents, blankets, sleeping rugs, water tanks and mobile clinics.
It is worth mentioning that the project aims at distributing 500 tents, 3,000 blankets and 1,000 mats benefiting 30,000 displaced persons. The camp also houses mobile medical clinics offering health services to refugee camps. These include Al Batiniyyah clinic, an emergency ward, a laboratory, a pharmacy, a nutrition section for malnourished children, a reproductive health section, an obstetrics and a gynecology clinic and a hypnotherapy section. The camp also features an ambulance and a mobile clinic for the neighboring camps served by 25 female volunteers that will receive training courses in the field of community health.
KSRelief will also provide water and sanitation services to the camps, supplying 3,500,000 liters of drinking water, 3,150,000 liters of water for public use, 34 2,000-liter water tanks, 1,000 10-liter plastic containers, 500 bags containing basic and hygiene materials,
The camp also includes 100 emergency toilets, a waste disposal site and a sewage disposal plant.
Director of the Executive Unit of Displaced People Camps Najeeb Al-Sa’adi expressed his sincere thanks to the Saudi leadership, represented by King Salman, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.
Al-Sa’adi uttered his admiration for the various services provided by the camp.
Abdullah Al-Tayyar, coordinator of KSRelief in Aden Abdullah expressed happiness and optimism in inaugurating this camp benefiting 30,000 displaces persons.


Formula E’s Felipe Massa races ‘fastest animal on planet’ in Saudi Arabia

Updated 10 December 2018
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Formula E’s Felipe Massa races ‘fastest animal on planet’ in Saudi Arabia

  • ABB FIA Formula E Championship listens to fans by pitting Gen2 car and Felipe Massa in race against a peregrine falcon in Saudi Arabia
  • Spreading his wings for the first time in Formula E machinery, 90-kilometers south-west of the Ad Diriyah, Massa’s mirrors loomed large with the claws of the peregrine falcon

RIYADH: Formula E driver Felipe Massa behind the wheel of a Gen2 racing car has gone up against a peregrine falcon in a straight fight in Saudi Arabia to outrun the fastest animal on the planet.

It’s not the first time the fully-electric Formula E car has been pitted against a member of the animal kingdom, with reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne racing a cheetah on the Western Cape of South Africa last year.

Narrowly edging out the fastest land mammal in 2017, Formula E fans asked for a re-match — but this time together with more stern competition. Listening to the feedback of fans on social media, it was the turn of the peregrine falcon, capable of reaching speeds in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph) when diving through the skies above Saudi Arabia.

Massa was in the Kingdom ahead of the 2018 ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix, which will see the racing legend line-up on the Formula E starting grid for the first time on December 15 at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site on the outskirts of Riyadh.

For the battle of man and machine vs the natural world, the winged predator was trained to set its sights on a different kind of prey roaming through the desert — with a lure attached to the roll hoop of the advanced new-look Gen2 car.

Spreading his wings for the first time in Formula E machinery, 90-kilometers south-west of the Ad Diriyah, Massa’s mirrors loomed large with the claws of the peregrine falcon. But did he manage to shake off his opponent?

To watch Felipe and the falcon in flying formation, visit — https://youtu.be/ERxeaV60_7g

Felipe Massa, VENTURI Formula E Team driver, said: “It was an incredible experience for me to race against the fastest member of the animal kingdom — it’s not something I will forget in a hurry. I like the fact that this idea came from the fans, and Formula E listened and accepted the challenge.

“The footage from the drive is very special and it was a privilege to take part. I’m looking forward to returning to Ad Diriyah and to start racing. It’ll be my first race in Formula E and I’m eager to get behind the wheel again. I’ve missed racing and this series has shown to be one of the most competitive out there.”

The 2018 ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix is the opening round of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship and the competitive debut of the Gen2 car and VENTURI Formula E Team driver Felipe Massa.

As well as Formula E action, exciting fan zones, entertainment and cultural attractions, plus unique dining and retail experiences will be awaiting ticketholders at Ad Diriyah, across three days, starting December 13.

That evening, December 13, will see Enrique Iglesias and Jason Derulo kick off the first of three incredible nights of music concerts for fans. The following day, December 14, Arab music legend Amr Diab and globally-renowned pop band Black Eyed Peas will delight the audience. And, on December 15, race day, following the exhilarating 2018 ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E Prix, US smash hit OneRepublic and superstar DJ/producer David Guetta will bring the event to an electrifying finale.

Only fans holding tickets will be able to access the entire Ad Diriyah site, including all the action, fun, and thrilling complimentary concerts.

Tickets are on sale at http://fiaformulae.com/Ad-Diriyah and are also available at Point of Sale units at Riyadh Park Mall, Oud Square and Doos Carting (only Grandstand tickets from Doos) and Seven Car Lounge.