KSRelief distributes food baskets in Yemen

The distribution comes as part of a project aimed at distributing 102,170 food baskets in several Yemeni governorates. (SPA)
Updated 07 October 2018
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KSRelief distributes food baskets in Yemen

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

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Sunday distributed food items in Ataq, the capital of Yemen’s Shabwah governorate among 7,200 people, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The distribution comes as part of a project aimed at distributing 102,170 food baskets in several Yemeni governorates within the framework of humanitarian projects being implemented by KSRelief to support the Yemeni people. The center also distributed 500 cartons of dates among 3,000 families with children suffering from autism in Al-Shahr Directorate of Hadramout governorate.

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

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


Saudi minister of culture welcomes task of organizing Janadriyah festival

Updated 17 July 2019
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Saudi minister of culture welcomes task of organizing Janadriyah festival

  • The Ministry of National Guard was previously responsible for organizing the annual cultural event
  • On Tuesday, the Cabinet decided to assign the responsibility to the Ministry of Culture

JEDDAH: Saudi Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan on Tuesday welcomed the Cabinet decision to give his ministry the responsibility of organizing the annual Janadriyah Festival.

Before this decision, the Ministry of National Guard was responsible for the organization of this annual cultural event.

The culture minister thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the continuous support extended to the cultural sector. He said the ministry will work to make the Janadriyah Festival an even bigger and distinguished event.

The festival offers an opportunity for visitors to take a glimpse of Saudi Arabia’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. It captures the great history and heroism of the Saudi people since the unification of Saudi Arabia by King Abdul Aziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Saud.

The event starts with a grand annual camel race, with speeches and national performances to be held in the evening, during which prominent personalities of the Saudi society are honored in recognition of their contributions, achievements and services for their nation in several fields.