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.


KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019
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KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

  • Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Complaints to the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission, Nazaha, have risen by 50 percent in a single year amid increasing efforts to combat financial and administrative misconduct in the Kingdom.
Nazaha received 15,591 reports in 2018 compared with 10,402 the previous year, according to statistics released by the commission.
Financial and administrative corruption cases made up the bulk of the reports.
Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board and 3.37 percent to the Kingdom’s Presidency of State Security.
The commission’s smartphone app received 29 percent of the reports, followed by the website at 23.6 percent, while 19.2 percent of the complaints were made in person at Nazaha’s branches. AN Jeddah
Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030.