UN Development Program team praises Saudi aid drive in Yemen

The UNDP representatives praised the humanitarian role played by the Kingdom, through the center. (SPA)
Updated 14 December 2018
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UN Development Program team praises Saudi aid drive in Yemen

  • The UNDP representatives praised the humanitarian role played by the Kingdom, through the center

JEDDAH: Ahmed bin Ali Al-Bayez, assistant supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) for Operations and Programs, met representatives of the UN Development Program (UNDP) in Riyadh on Thursday.
Al-Bayez reviewed the center’s efforts in needy countries, especially Yemen.
The two sides discussed joint programs in the humanitarian, relief and development fields, the development of local communities and ways to overcome difficulties facing humanitarian aid.
The UNDP representatives praised the humanitarian role played by the Kingdom, through the center.


Saudi ministry: More than 3 million Umrah visas issued so far

The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience. (SPA)
Updated 20 January 2019
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Saudi ministry: More than 3 million Umrah visas issued so far

  • Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government

JEDDAH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 3,024,272, of which 2,561,541 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj and Umrah Ministry.
There are 399,479 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 277,372 in Makkah and 122,107 in Madinah.
Most pilgrims — 2,288,789 — came to the Kingdom by air, while 257,266 entered by land and 15,486 arrived by sea.
The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan (681,392) followed by Indonesia (447,450), India (306,470), Yemen (146,067), Malaysia (142,290), Algeria (92,752), Turkey (86,925), Egypt (85,438), Bangladesh (53,131) and the UAE (62,927).
The weekly data also included the number of Saudi staff within Umrah companies and institutions. They are 9,983 Saudis including 8,259 males and 1,724 females.
Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government.
The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience.