Tajikistan is the second-biggest recipient of KSRelief aid, says Al-Rabeeah

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General Supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said after Yemen, Tajikistan is the second-biggest recipient of KSRelief aid. (SPA)
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General Supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said after Yemen, Tajikistan is the second-biggest recipient of KSRelief aid. (SPA)
Updated 07 October 2018
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Tajikistan is the second-biggest recipient of KSRelief aid, says Al-Rabeeah

  • Since its establishment in 2015, KSRelief has implemented 469 projects in 42 countries worldwide

JEDDAH: The general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) reviewed his organization’s projects in Tajikistan. 

Saudi Arabia has always provided assistance and relief to all peoples and countries in need, without any discrimination, said Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah.

KSRelief, since its establishment in 2015, has implemented 469 projects in 42 countries worldwide, he added. Tajikistan is the second-biggest recipient of KSRelief aid after Yemen, he said.

The center has helped people affected by earthquakes and floods in Tajikistan, and cooperated with the Tajik Red Crescent and other bodies to implement several important projects, Al-Rabeeah added. 

KSRelief gave the country 50 tons of dates as a gift from the Saudi government, and is donating state-of-the-art equipment to the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense in Tajikistan, he said.

Al-Rabeeah stressed the Kingdom’s concern regarding humanitarian crises worldwide. KSRelief signed a $2 million deal to help provide health care for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, and has visited camps there to inspect humanitarian projects and study refugees’ needs.

Saudi Arabia receives Yemeni, Syrian and Rohingya refugees, who are “provided with all facilities, like free health care and free education,” said Al-Rabeeah.

KSRelief also signed a deal to provide educational services to student refugees in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur.

 

Maharati Biyadi project

The center recently concluded the Maharati Biyadi project to improve the livelihoods of orphans and family members affected in Yemen’s capital Aden.

For three months the project aimed to prepare and qualify 250 orphaned young male and female Yemenis in Aden, Hadramout and Shabwa governorates.

The project also aimed to provide them with basic vocational skills in the fields of sewing, embroidery, hairdressing, mobile maintenance, electrical installations, photography and video editing, carpentry, beekeeping and henna engraving.

The project was launched in July 2018 and has witnessed an improvement in the knowledge and skills gained by the participants through youth capacity-building courses. 


Saudi Arabia says UN Khashoggi report contains ‘baseless allegations’ and ‘contradictions’

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Saudi Arabia says UN Khashoggi report contains ‘baseless allegations’ and ‘contradictions’

  • Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said the report contained 'nothing new.'
  • Saudi Arabia late indicted 11 people for the killing and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against five of them

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that a report by a UN expert on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi contains “baseless allegations” and “contradictions.”

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said the report contained “nothing new.”

He said the judicial authorities in the Kingdom are the only ones competent to investigate the case and that a number of suspects have already been arrested.

The report “contains clear contradictions and baseless allegations which challenge its credibility,” he said on Twitter.

“We strongly reject any attempt to prejudice the Kingdom’s leadership or to remove the case from the course of justice in the Kingdom or influencing it in any way.”

The report released Wednesday by UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard, said the murder of Khashoggi was the responsibility of the state of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia late last year indicted 11 people for the killing and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against five of them.

Saudi prosecutors said Khashoggi was killed by a “rogue operation” in a botched attempt to repatriate him. 

Al-Jubeir said the trials are being attended by representatives from the embassies of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council in addition to Turkey and Saudi human rights organizations.