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.


Saudi customs thwart smuggling attempts on buses transporting Umrah worshippers

Updated 19 May 2019
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Saudi customs thwart smuggling attempts on buses transporting Umrah worshippers

RIYADH: The Halat Ammar Customs on the Kingdom’s northwestern border prevented two attempts to smuggle a quantity of 184,737 Fenethylline tablets, also known by the brand name of Captagon.
The pills were discovered hidden on two buses that were transporting passengers to the Kingdom’s holy sites.
Mohammed Qaisi, the customs general manager, said the first bus was carrying 47 passengers and after the customs procedures were finalized and the passengers were processed, a bag containing 100,000 tablets was found.
“The narcotics were hidden in an artistic way and were placed inside the bag’s lining,” he said.
Qaisi also said the second attempt was thwarted in a similar way. The other bus was transporting 31 passengers, on which a total of 84,737 Captagon pills were seized.
Saudi Arabia usually witnesses a rise of smuggling attempts during the Umrah and Hajj seasons, as they are exploited by smugglers trying to transport narcotics and other contraband. 
Saudi Customs said it is exerting great efforts and working with all its human and technical capabilities to prevent the entry of illegal substances.