KSRelief opens village for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti

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Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of KSRelief, inaugurated the village in the Obock region. (SPA)
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The inauguration ceremony was followed by a sports competition, which included tug-of-war and track events. (SPA)
Updated 02 November 2018
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KSRelief opens village for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti

  • The village, situated in the Obock region, includes 300 housing units, a mosque, a school, and two medical centers
  • The project cost a reported $6.39 million and can accommodate around 1,200 refugees

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) opened a village for Yemeni refugees in the East African country of Djibouti on Friday.

The village, situated in the Obock region, includes 300 housing units, a mosque, a school, and two medical centers.

It is also equipped with generators, clean water supply and water coolers with desalination plants, sewage tanks, and solar power. Each air-conditioned residential unit includes a bathroom, bedroom, living room and kitchen with cooking facilities.

The project cost a reported $6.39 million and can accommodate around 1,200 refugees.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of KSRelief, inaugurated the village at a ceremony attended by the Saudi ambassador to Djibouti, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al-Daoud, Djibouti’s Interior Minister Hassan Omar Mohammed Bourhanm and Obock Governor Omar Farda.

Al-Rabeeah toured the village distributing food and met Yemeni families who told him about their often-difficult journeys to Obock. Many of the refugees expressed their gratitude to KSRelief, and Saudi Arabia, for their humanitarian projects.

He also visited the clinics — where physicians discussed their role in alleviating the suffering of the refugees, and the school, where he distributed school bags to the students.

The inauguration ceremony was followed by a sports competition, which included tug-of-war and track events as well as a friendly football game in which several Saudi professionals participated. The winning entrants received medals from Al-Rabeeah.


MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

Updated 25 March 2019
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MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

  • Interns will work on entertainment mega-project
  • Program open to university seniors and new graduates

RIYADH: A new internship program for young Saudis has been launched in the Kingdom, following a partnership between Misk Foundation and the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC).

The program runs from June 16 to Aug. 31, 2019, and provides an opportunity for university seniors and recent graduates to be part of Qiddiya, an entertainment mega-project located 40 minutes from Riyadh.

Interns will have the chance to work at Qiddiya’s corporate offices alongside professionals from around the world and will be placed across 12 departments.

They will learn and develop skills that are required to succeed in their professional lives.

They will also gain exposure to QIC’s culture and learn from executives with over 20 years of experience across several sectors. 

QIC CEO Mike Reininger said: “We are contributing directly to the Saudi Vision (2030 reform plan) by creating a richer lifestyle for Saudi citizens while spurring innovation in the creative, hospitality and entertainment sectors. This unique opportunity allows students and fresh graduates to experience what it takes to be part of the change in Saudi by giving them the chance to work alongside a group of both local and international seasoned professionals. Thanks to this partnership with MiSK, we will be training the next generation of industry leaders.” 

Application to the program is open for those with fewer than two years of professional experience. Candidates must show strong academic credentials and submit a short video as part of their application.

King Salman led the Qiddiya ground-breaking ceremony in front of a global audience last April.

The project is aimed at helping to stem the $30 billion a year which Saudis currently spend abroad on tourism, and has the backing of the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund.

It targets local, regional and international tourists and will be Saudi Arabia’s preeminent entertainment, sports and cultural destination.

It is expected to be the world’s largest entertainment city by 2030, with a total area of 334 square kilometers, surpassing Walt Disney World in Florida, which is only 110 sq. km.