Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief has lion’s share of Yemen relief work: Minister

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KSRelief, in coordination with the Higher Committee for Relief, has undertaken projects to support livelihoods and development. (SPA)
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KSRelief, in coordination with the Higher Committee for Relief, has undertaken projects to support livelihoods and development. (SPA)
Updated 22 January 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief has lion’s share of Yemen relief work: Minister

  • The project has led to the clearance of 35,227 mines and explosive charges, as well as the establishment of artificial limb centers

JEDDAH: Since its establishment in 2015, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has had the biggest share of relief and humanitarian work in Yemen, said Abdulraqeeb Fatah, Yemen’s minister of local administration.
KSRelief’s work has contributed directly to saving Yemen from a humanitarian disaster following the actions of Houthi militias against the internationally recognized government, added Fatah, who is also chairman of the Higher Committee for Relief in Yemen.
KSRelief “has implemented more than 321 projects in all Yemeni governorates,” he said in a meeting with a team from the center’s Project for Landmine Clearance (MASAM).
KSRelief, in coordination with the Higher Committee for Relief, has undertaken projects to support livelihoods and development, he added.
MASAM was launched in June 2018 at a cost of $40 million due to the Houthis laying more than a million mines in Yemen, leading to many civilian casualties, including women and children.
The project has led to the clearance of 35,227 mines and explosive charges, as well as the establishment of artificial limb centers.
KSRelief projects have also helped Yemeni refugees in Djibouti, providing them with humanitarian services and establishing an integrated village including 300 residential units, schools and medical clinics, Fatah said.


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

Updated 23 July 2019
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Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh