Saudi Arabia distributes more vital aid in Yemen

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Saudi aid agency distributed 100 tents, 600 blankets and 200 rugs in the Yemeni governorate of Al-Mahrah, along with 3,320 cartons of dates in the Al-Makha district of Taiz governorate, benefiting 19,920 people. (SPA)
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Saudi aid agency distributed 100 tents, 600 blankets and 200 rugs in the Yemeni governorate of Al-Mahrah, along with 3,320 cartons of dates in the Al-Makha district of Taiz governorate, benefiting 19,920 people. (SPA)
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Saudi aid agency distributed 100 tents, 600 blankets and 200 rugs in the Yemeni governorate of Al-Mahrah, along with 3,320 cartons of dates in the Al-Makha district of Taiz governorate, benefiting 19,920 people. (SPA)
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Saudi aid agency distributed 100 tents, 600 blankets and 200 rugs in the Yemeni governorate of Al-Mahrah, along with 3,320 cartons of dates in the Al-Makha district of Taiz governorate, benefiting 19,920 people. (SPA)
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Saudi aid agency distributed 100 tents, 600 blankets and 200 rugs in the Yemeni governorate of Al-Mahrah, along with 3,320 cartons of dates in the Al-Makha district of Taiz governorate, benefiting 19,920 people. (SPA)
Updated 26 March 2019
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Saudi Arabia distributes more vital aid in Yemen

  • The society’s leaders thanked Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief, for its efforts to help alleviate the sufferings of Yemenis

AL-MAHRAH: Saudi Arabia on Sunday delivered more vital aid supplies to thousands of Yemenis affected by war and natural disasters.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed 100 tents, 600 blankets and 200 rugs in the Yemeni governorate of Al-Mahrah, along with 3,320 cartons of dates in the Al-Makha district of Taiz governorate, benefiting 19,920 people.
KSRelief’s Al-Mahrah office director, Abdullah Al-Anqari, recently visited the Yemeni Red Crescent Society headquarters where he was briefed by officials on current humanitarian aid programs, especially help for those suffering in the wake of the recent devastating Hurricane Laban.
The society’s leaders thanked Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief, for its efforts to help alleviate the sufferings of Yemenis.
The center has also launched a program “You Are Not Alone” to help orphans by providing them protection, food, shelter, education and health services.


Hafez Gallery brings together 5 galleries from around Jeddah for special fair

Syrian artist Osama Esid’s painting explores personal identity. (Supplied)
Updated 22 May 2019
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Hafez Gallery brings together 5 galleries from around Jeddah for special fair

JEDDAH: The Hafez Gallery has organized the Shara Art Fair at the Saudi Art Council’s headquarters, bringing together five galleries from around Jeddah.
“I’ve been exhibiting with the Hafez Gallery for the past four years, ever since it started,” Osama Esid, from Damascus, told Arab News.
His painting at the art fair, “Zamakan,” is “about refugees sinking as they try to cross vast stretches of water,” he said.
He created the painting “in the dark to show the final resting place of these refugees,” he added. “I’d use brushes, sticks, and sometimes even my fingers.”
Artist Bashair Hawsawi told Arab News that his piece, showing a couple of broom heads attached back to back, “reflects the experiences I went through this year, because I want to clean my thoughts and ideas from negative things.” He added: “When I was young, people would comment on my shyness and weakness, so I started to be aware of this, and that helped me work out who I really wanted to be.”

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• Five galleries from around Jeddah participated in the Shara Art Fair organized by Hafez Gallery.

• Artist Osama Esid, from Damascus, has been exhibiting his works at Hafez Gallery for the past four years.

• Bashair Hawsawi and Khalid Zahid were the other artists who had their works exhibited at the art fair.

Khalid Zahid, known for his Islamic-themed modern art, exhibited balloons shaped like mosques in different colors. “The concept is called ‘Joyful.’ What I wanted to show was how balloons bring joy whether you’re young or old,” he told Arab News.
“As for the shape, I wanted to show how Islam brings joy to people. That’s why they (the balloons) look like mosques.”