KSRelief sends aid for kidney patients in Yemen

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center volunteers at work in Yemen’s Al-Bayda governorate. (SPA)
Updated 12 December 2018
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KSRelief sends aid for kidney patients in Yemen

  • The program aims to help the children return to their normal lives, through teaching them and practicing different sports, as well as field trips

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has dispatched additional medical aid for Yemen to ensure an uninterrupted supply of medicines for kidney patients under treatment in various hospitals in the war-torn country.
Dr. Abdullah Saleh Al-Moallem, director of KSRelief’s Health and Environmental Aid Department, said the relief goods including medical supplies for patients with acute renal problems crossed Al-Wadiah Port on Monday and were on its way to Yemen’s Al-Mahwit and Al-Bayda governorates.
“The aid is part of a huge medical project worth SR21 million that aims to provide medical supplies to all parts of Yemen ensuring uninterrupted health services,” he said.
Al-Moallem said the medical supplies will be distributed without any discrimination. He said seven KSRelief trucks carrying relief materials are also on their way to Marib governorate. The center is also actively involved in the rehabilitation of children affected by the war. It regularly organizes recreational trips for such children.
The program aims to help the children return to their normal lives, through teaching them and practicing different sports, as well as field trips.
KSRelief plans to rehabilitate 2,000 children who were recruited by the Iranian-backed Houthis.
Recently, the center carried out sewing classes as part of its program to develop manual skills in five Yemeni provinces to support orphan families.
Landmines
The Saudi Project for Landmines Clearance in Yemen (MASAM), launched by KSRelief, has managed to clear 22,952 landmines planted by the Houthi militia.
In the last week of November, members of the project managed to dismantle some 1,462 landmines planted in schools and residential areas.

Injured Yemenis
The center has provided treatment for more than 21,000 injured Yemenis, both inside and outside Yemen.
A total of 6,452 Yemenis received treatment in private sector hospitals in Yemen, while 1,000 received treatment in Yemeni medical centers specializing in eye injuries.
In addition, 12,795 cases were transferred to Saudi Arabia, 534 to Jordan, 280 to Sudan and one to India. The injured Yemenis expressed appreciation to KSRelief for its efforts to treat them.
KSRelief provides health services to all Yemeni people in coordination with the Yemeni Higher Relief Committee represented by the Yemeni Ministry of Health and Population, and local and international partners.


Saudi Arabia plans to introduce Chinese into the curriculum at all education levels

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Saudi Arabia plans to introduce Chinese into the curriculum at all education levels

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia and China on Friday agreed to include the Chinese language as a curriculum at all stages of education in schools and universities across the Kingdom.
The agreement came during a meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a high-level Chinese delegation in the capital Beijing, in a bid to strengthen bilateral friendship and cooperation and deepen the strategic partnership at all levels between both countries.
The move aims to enable a comprehensive strategic partnership to achieve the aspirations of the Saudi and Chinese leaderships and seize the promising opportunities between their two peoples, a relationship which has extended for decades.
The inclusion of the Chinese language will enhance the cultural diversity of students in the Kingdom and contribute to the achievement of the future national goals in the field of education for the Vision 2030.
The introduction of Chinese into the curriculum is an important step toward opening new academic horizons for students of various educational levels in the Kingdom.
Learning Chinese will serve as a bridge between the two peoples and would contribute to increasing trade and cultural ties.