Saudi aid agency distributes relief goods in Yemen

The program is part of KSRelief’s continuous efforts to improve livelihoods in Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 29 October 2018
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Saudi aid agency distributes relief goods in Yemen

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Sunday distributed 15 tons of food baskets, tents, blankets and rugs among the victims of a cyclone in Yemen’s Al-Mahrah governorate.
The cyclone affected Yemeni families living along the coastal areas of the governorate. Worst-hit by cyclone Luban was the city of Ghaydah, which reported immense damage to the infrastructure and network services as well as residential homes. 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.
The center is also working to rehabilitate 241 children recruited by the terrorist Houthi militias from several Yemeni governorates. It also recently launched a vocational training program for women in Yemen’s Shabwah governorate. The program is part of KSRelief’s continuous efforts to improve livelihoods in Yemen.
The program will train 100 women over two months in four vocations: Hairdressing, sewing and embroidery, making pastries and sweets, and making perfume and incense.


Fun in the family zone at Ad Diriyah E-Prix ​

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Fun in the family zone at Ad Diriyah E-Prix ​

  • On offer were physically challenging activities such as a zipline, a net climbing wall, and a horse corral for the younger kids
  • At the heart of the park was an area dedicated to local artists and vendors, with everything from traditional foods to handmade soaps to artwork and clothing on display

RIYADH: A horse corral, a maze and a virtual reality biking station were some of the attractions on offer at the family zone at the E-Prix event being held at the Ad Diriyah UNESCO world heritage site near the capital Riyadh.
The event, which culminates Saturday with Formula E Championship street racing, is the first of its kind to be held in the region. 
It brings together world class entertainment — from artists including David Guetta and Amr Diab — and cultural activities.



“The amount of effort that must have gone into setting this up is extraordinary,” said visitor Abla Qanaq. “The variety of options is almost overwhelming. I’m not even sure where I want to start.”
People in the VIP Hospitality Section had the opportunity to ride camels, sample local staples of dates and Arabic coffee, and experience local customs such as traditional wedding marches.
“I’m glad they realized the importance of including a local touch in an event like this,” said visitor Alaa Al Dawsari. “Especially with so many foreigners coming from all over the world. It’s amazing that we were able to present Saudi Arabia like this.”
The family zone also featured an area dedicated to local artisans and vendors, with everything from traditional food to handmade soap and clothing on display. The Al Bujairi section hosts exhibitions and live music.