KSRelief steps up aid efforts in Bangladesh, Yemen

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A team from KSRelief inspected projects implemented in Rohingya refugee camps in the town of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh on Wednesday. (SPA photo)
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A team from KSRelief inspected projects implemented in Rohingya refugee camps in the town of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh on Wednesday. (SPA photo)
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A team from KSRelief inspected projects implemented in Rohingya refugee camps in the town of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh on Wednesday. (SPA photo)
Updated 30 November 2018
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KSRelief steps up aid efforts in Bangladesh, Yemen

  • KSRelief signed a contract to provide mobile medical and nutrition clinics worth more than $300,000 in aid of 3,000 displaced people near the country’s Hodeidah port
  • Saudi Arabia has also pledged $50 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has stepped up humanitarian efforts in Bangladesh and Yemen.

A team from KSRelief inspected projects implemented in Rohingya refugee camps in the town of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh on Wednesday.
They distributed food rations consisting of rice, cereals and vegetable oil, helping more than 27,000 people and more than 5,000 families. 
The initiative, taken in conjunction with the UN World Food Programme, aims to tackle food insecurity and malnutrition within these camps. 
The team also inspected bridges and drainage networks built through the center’s relief operations.
KSRelief officials also visited a school for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, where they spoke with pupils about the challenges they face and met with UN officials to evaluate and explore ways to further enhance their joint ventures. 
In Yemen, KSRelief signed a contract to provide mobile medical and nutrition clinics worth more than $300,000 in aid of 3,000 displaced people near the country’s Hodeidah port.
More than 20,000 displaced Yemenis have benefitted from KSRelief programs so far, said Abdullah Al-Moallem, the center’s director of health and environmental aid.
The latest initiative is one of many health services operating throughout the country, he added.
On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia pledged $50 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees, which has been hit by the withdrawal of all US funding.
KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said that this grant aims at alleviating the suffering of more than three million Palestinians as well as Palestinians refugees in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of education, health, relief and protection.

 

 

 


King Salman receives Saudi Arabia’s regional governors 

Updated 22 May 2019
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King Salman receives Saudi Arabia’s regional governors 

  • The king directed the governors to take care of the citizens and expatriates' interests,

JEDDAH: King Salman received the governors of the administrative regions of Saudi Arabia, in Jeddah on Tuesday.

The king directed the governors to take care of the citizens and expatriates' interests, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was in attendance, so too was the  Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif and his deputy.

The governors were holding their 26th annual meeting.

The governors present at the meeting were:

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region; Prince Mohammed bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Jazan Region; Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region; Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Tabuk Region; Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province; Prince Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musa'ed, Governor of Najran Region; Prince Dr. Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Qassim Region; Prince Husam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Baha Region; Prince Abdulaziz bin Saad bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Hail; Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Asir Region; Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah Region; Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Northern Borders Region; and Prince Faisal bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Jouf Region.