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

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.


Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

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Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

  • The Arab coalition denounced Saturday's attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant
  • The Yemeni militant attack sparked a fire but caused no casualties or disruption to production

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the internationally recognized government in Yemen on Monday denounced a Houthi attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant in Saudi Arabia.
The militants claimed 10 drones struck the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the border with the UAE on Saturday.
“The Houthi militia have endangered global energy security by targeting Shaybah oil field in Saudi Arabia,” spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.
The militants, who are based in Yemen and backed by Iran, have used drones laden with explosives to target infrastructure in the Kingdom.
Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, Col. Al-Maliki said the that Houthi and Daesh militias are conducting simultaneous operations in Yemen, stressing that the Houthis, who sparked the Yemen war in 2014, continue to pose a clear threat in the southern Red Sea.
The coalition, which includes Saudi Arabia and the UAE, intervened in the Yemen conflict in 2015 to support forces loyal to the internationally recognized government after it was driven from the capital Sanaa by the Houthis.