Saudi Arabia's aid agency KSRelief signs program to treat wounded Yemenis

KSrelief carries out vital humanitarian work in Yemen. (SPA/File)
Updated 23 September 2018
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Saudi Arabia's aid agency KSRelief signs program to treat wounded Yemenis

  • KSRelief is working to rehabilitate 241 children recruited by the terrorist Houthi militias from several Yemeni governorates as part of its humanitarian project

JEDDAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has signed an executive program for the treatment of wounded Yemenis in several Yemeni governorates, in cooperation with Ben Zaila Hospital in the city of Seiyun.
Deputy Director of the Department of Medical and Environmental Assistance Dr. Abdullah Al-Wadai said this program is extended to the previous contracts signed with five hospitals in Yemen.
He explained that this program will provide medical care for 200 wounded and injured Yemenis according tomedical standards.
He added that the number of wounded Yemenis previously treated in private sector hospitals in Yemen had reached 56,197.
This program comes in continuation of the medical programs funded and monitored by KSRelief Center in coordination with the Higher Relief Committee represented by the Yemeni Ministry of Public Health and Population, as well as local and international partners to provide health services to the Yemeni brothers inside and outside Yemen.
Recently, the center organized an entertainment trip for 26 children formerly recruited by the terrorist Houthi militias.
The will be taken to see touristic and historical landmarks in Marib governorate, as part of the center’s rehabilitation program to rehabilitate 80 children.
KSRelief is working to rehabilitate 241 children recruited by the terrorist Houthi militias from several Yemeni governorates as part of its humanitarian project, which aims to return 2,000 children in Yemen to their normal lives.
The center also organized a day trip in Hadhramaut for 50 families supporting 218 orphans.


Unique Riyadh car race brings in enthusiasts from all around

It is not hard to get anyone on to the track — the hardest thing is to get them back again. (Supplied)
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Unique Riyadh car race brings in enthusiasts from all around

  • FJR racing team owner Falah Al-Jarba, who is participating for the first time with his 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, said he was impressed with the first round turnout and noted that the short notice of this event did not affect participation

RIYADH: The first round of the Saudi Time Attack race kicked off on the Reem race circuit yesterday. The 16-category race is unique in its participation since anyone can turn up and join in. Whether you are an everyday driver, enthusiast or would-be racer the Time Attack Race has a category for you.
“We target different types of drivers, usually people with a sports car or regular stock car who want to race their car to the max in a safe environment with other drivers,” said Prince Khalid bin Sultan Abdullah Al-Faisal, chairman of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF). He added that the target participants for this race are not necessarily professionals but rather enthusiasts, semi pros, amateurs, and beginners.
FJR racing team owner Falah Al-Jarba, who is participating for the first time with his 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, said he was impressed with the first round turnout and noted that the short notice of this event did not affect participation.
“It is not hard to get anyone on to the track — the hardest thing is to get them back again. Anyone who enters the race track three times of his own free will has the makings of a driver,” he said.

Passion
Prince Mohammed bin Saud bin Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, participating racer and owner of the MS7 racing team, said it is passion that attracts everyone to the race. “It is not a head-to-head race but it is competitive and it is fun. There is no pressure — everyone is here to have fun. I am happy that I participated,” he explained. This also marks a first for Saudi women racing as four women competed for the first time in a car race.
“For the first time we have a ladies category. These opportunities will be better reflected in two to three years’ time but if anyone would ask where did it start, it started here in this 2018 season,” said the “Camaro King” Falah Al-Jarba.
Prince Mohammed is very welcoming of any new competitor to the racing industry.
“At the end of the day if you have two hands, two legs and can drive that’s what it comes down to regardless of your gender, your weight, your height or your size, it is all about how well you can perform under pressure,” he said.
Prince Khalid expects a better turnout for female participants in the next round of the race scheduled for Nov. 16. He added that there has been a great interest in joining the race and wanted to clarify that anyone who wants to take part in the race does not need to have a race car.