World Food Programme, UNICEF laud Saudi Arabia’s work in Yemen

In this Feb. 3, 2018 file photo, relief workers unload aid carried into Yemen by the Saudi military in Marib, Yemen. (AP)
Updated 22 November 2018
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World Food Programme, UNICEF laud Saudi Arabia’s work in Yemen

  • The UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) praised the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief)

JEDDAH: The World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed the initiative “Imdaad” of Saudi Arabia and the UAE to bridge the humanitarian needs gap in Yemen and provide additional support amounting to $500 million.
According to the WFP, this funding will cover the shortfall in the current humanitarian response, while WFP is helping to increase its operations to deliver lifesaving food aid to 10 million to 12 million severely hungry people, including more than 2 million children.
The UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) also praised the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) for the implementation of clean water and sanitation projects in Yemen. AN Jeddah
“Thanks to this support from Saudi Arabia, the organization has been able to provide emergency life-saving support for children in the health, food and sanitation sectors in Yemen,” UNICEF said in a statement on its website.


Family Zone proves a big hit at Ad Diriyah E Prix

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Family Zone proves a big hit 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: The festivities at the Ad Diriyah E Prix event continued with the Family Zone, located at a park inside historical Ad Diriyah. Activities were many and varied, with both adults and children partaking in and enjoying the variety of activities on offer.

On offer were physically challenging activities such as a zipline, a net climbing wall, and a horse corral for the younger kids. In the middle of the park was a maze, and a VR biking station where you could race your friends on a digital track.

Costumed performers also entertained guests by posing with them for selfies, dressed in fantasy costumes bedecked with lights. There was also a photobooth where guests could take commemorative photos with event-related props.

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. There were also challenge games where prizes could be won, and a craft area where you could create your own Formula E inspired artworks.

Further on, in the Al Bujairi section, were a photography exhibit, an art exhibit, and live musical acts. The area was adorned with oversized racecar driver helmets, painted by local artists.