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.


Sharm El-Sheikh main road named after King Salman

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Sharm El-Sheikh main road named after King Salman

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt: The main road in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh has been named after King Salman, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Maj. Gen. Khaled Fouda, governor of South Sinai, made the announcement during a ceremony to mark the 37th anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day.

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Egypt Osama Nugali, who is also the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the Arab League, participated in the event.

Nugali thanked President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for bestowing the honor on King Salman.