Saudi Arabia’s aid agency takes steps to improve rehab projects

The vision of KSRelief seeks to make the center an international pioneering center to spread these values throughout the world. (SPA)
Updated 07 March 2019

Saudi Arabia’s aid agency takes steps to improve rehab projects

  • The vision of KSRelief seeks to make the center an international pioneering center to spread these values throughout the world

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) organized on Wednesday the first “Developing the rehabilitation project of recruited and war-affected children in Yemen” workshop at King Saud University in Riyadh.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of KSRelief, said: “The center has made sure to organize a series of workshops aiming at improving the quality of relief projects and programs in accordance with the best practices and highlighting the critical role of the Kingdom in the international humanitarian work.”
“The vision of KSRelief seeks to make the center an international pioneering center to spread these values throughout the world, where the Kingdom plays an influencing role in alleviating the suffering of all people around the world to give them a chance at a decent life, based on the principles of tolerance, compassion and peace. ”
The center was chosen by the UN as a member to form an international team to cooperate in rehabilitating children. The team is formed by 16 specialists who have enough experience to deal with the issue of recruited children, he said.
Al-Rabeeah said: “The importance of this project at the international humanitarian level has led us to communicate with specialists, consultants and relevant people in Saudi Arabia and brotherly Yemen.”
He said that he strongly believed that their opinions would develop and enrich the project with a sustainable scientific approach, based on building and empowering capacities in Yemen to become an international humanitarian role model.
“There is no limit to the Saudi initiatives, where they come from the Kingdom’s moral commitment to support humans and societies in crisis situations and give them a decent life, especially women and children who are considered among the most severely affected groups by disasters and conflicts. This is what stresses the pioneering role the Kingdom has taken upon itself toward the world’s countries to meet the continuously increasing humanitarian needs, which is a serious challenge for humanitarian organizations to achieve peace and stability in the world,” he said.
The opening of the workshop was attended by Yemen’s Minister of Human Rights Mohammed Askar, officials from the King Saud University, and academic experts and specialists in the humanitarian field.


Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

Updated 23 August 2019

Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

  • Chechen president hails Kingdom’s support for Islamic unity, moderation
  • Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the Friday sermon

GROZNY: The minister of Islamic affairs, call and guidance headed the Saudi delegation to the opening of what Chechen authorities said is the largest mosque in Europe on Friday.
Upon his arrival at Grozny International Airport, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said the construction of the Fakhr Al-Muslimeen Mosque is a source of happiness.
The marble-decorated mosque has capacity for more than 30,000 people and has been described by the Chechen authorities as the “largest and most beautiful” mosque in Europe.
The opening was held under the patronage of Chechen President Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov, with the participation of Islamic delegations from a number of countries.
Al-Asheikh was received by Salah Mezhiev, advisor to Kadyrov and Chechnya’s supreme mufti, as well as other officials. Al-Asheikh said Saudi Arabia works hard to spread moderation throughout the Islamic world.
Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the first Friday sermon to be given in the mosque at the request of President Kadyrov.
Kadyrov welcomed the Saudi delegation and congratulated the Kingdom’s leadership on the success of this year’s Hajj season.
He hailed Saudi support for Islamic unity, spreading moderation and combating all forms of violence, extremism and terrorism.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, also attended the opening of the mosque.
The mosque's grounds, planted with flowers and sprinkled with fountains, can host an additional 70,000 worshippers, local authorities said.