Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief continues aid operations in Yemen

Medical teams of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center performed seven open-heart surgeries and 19 catheterization on patients in Yemen’s Mukalla. KSRelief provides health services to all Yemenis without discrimination. (SPA)
Updated 05 February 2019

Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief continues aid operations in Yemen

  • As many as 2,501,897 Yemenis benefited from medical services provided by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in 2018

JEDDAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has distributed 48 tons and 100 kg of food baskets in directorates in Al-Jawf governorate in Yemen, benefiting 3,900 people.
KSRelief on Monday also delivered in Aden the third batch of a consignment of medicines and dialysis solutions to the National Program for Medical Supply of the Yemeni Ministry of Health.
Program Director General Dr. Suad Awadh Al-Misri said that the consignment will be distributed to the governorates of Mahweet, Hajjah, Aden, Taiz, Ibb, Marib and Hodeidah, benefiting dialysis patients.
She said that she appreciated the efforts of KSRelief, its medical aid and medicines provided to health centers and hospitals so that that they can provide health services to patients.
In addition, KSrelief distributed shelter aid in the directorate of Nahm in Sanaa governorate in Yemen. The aid included 100 tents, 600 blankets and 200 rugs, helping 100 families.
As many as 2,501,897 Yemenis benefited from medical services provided by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in 2018, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Last year, kidney centers in Hadramout received some 56 tons of medical supplies from KSRelief.
The center provides health services to all Yemeni people in coordination with the Yemeni authorities and local and international partners.


Ukrainian pianist hits the high notes for Taif visitors

Updated 11 min 58 sec ago

Ukrainian pianist hits the high notes for Taif visitors

TAIF: It is not unusual for musicians to aim for the stars, but organizers of the Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif gave the Ukrainian concert pianist Olina Lukashu a head start.

Visitors to the opening entertainment events at King Faisal Garden were treated to the sight and sound of Lukashu performing 5 meters in the air, dressed in a long white gown that reached down to the ground.

“It was decided to put her at the entrance of the garden, all dressed in white to welcome the visitors,” festival spokesman Saleh Al-Anzi told Arab News.

“It is a new idea that was greatly enjoyed by visitors, who admired her rendition of various musical pieces.”

Among the 25 events taking place in conjunction with this year’s festival is a circus presented by five Latin American countries, Al-Anzi said. There is also a free childcare service, mobile food courts, international restaurants and a live broadcasting studio.  “Visitors will be able to ride camels inside the park, and enjoy the handicrafts on display by various artisans,” he said.

Dr. Sami bin Abdullah Al-Obaidi, chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers, told Arab News the Taif Season was important in terms of generating employment opportunities for young Saudis, and creating tourist projects. “All the events are full of visitors,” he said.

He said 2,000 jobs were provided during the Taif Season, and those who took up the opportunities gained skills and knowledge about the requirements of an audience.

“Saudi culture has changed, and Saudis have become more aware of global challenges and requirements, and the expectations of tourists and other consumers,” he said. “Taif Season has set a high standard.”