Kenyan ambassador thanks KSRelief for help

KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah meets Kenya’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Peter Ogego in Riyadh. (/Supplied photo)
Updated 18 April 2019

Kenyan ambassador thanks KSRelief for help

RIYADH: Kenya’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia thanked the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) for its work in the east African country.

Peter Ogego called on KSRelief’s supervisor general, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, at the organization’s headquarters in Riyadh.

They discussed the center’s programs and areas for possible cooperation, such as helping Somali refugees in Dadaab and opening a KSRelief office in Kenya.

Dadaab, in Garissa County, is the site of a UNHCR base hosting 235,269 registered refugees and asylum seekers as at the end of January 2018. It comprises four camps.

The first camp was established in 1991, when refugees fleeing the civil war in Somalia started to cross the border into Kenya. A second influx occurred in 2011, when some 130,000 refugees arrived, fleeing drought and famine in southern Somalia.

Last summer KSRelief visited Dadaab to inspect factories that specialize in preparing and providing food aid to refugees.

In November the agency worked with the Kenyan Red Cross to distribute 13,000 food baskets for lactating and pregnant women, the elderly and patients with chronic diseases in the Dadaab area.

Ogego was also briefed about Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 reform plan and its focus on building the Kingdom’s humanitarian and volunteer program capacities.

He thanked KSRelief and expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s humanitarian assistance to Kenya, particularly the tons of dates distributed every year during the holy month of Ramadan.


Arab coalition intercept drone targeting Khamis Mushayt

Updated 25 August 2019

Arab coalition intercept drone targeting Khamis Mushayt

  • The drone was fired from Sana'a and was targeting Khamis Mushayt
  • This is the latest in a spate of drone attacks launched by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: The Arab coalition intercepted a Houthi drone targeting the Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt on Sunday, state news agency SPA reported.

It was the latest in a spate of attacks launched by the Iranian-backed militia, and just hours after the Houthis had targeted the same southwestern Saudi city in a matter of hours.

The Sunday morning attack was launched from the Yemeni city of Sana’a.

There were also 10 drones that hit the Saudi Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the UAE border earlier in August.

Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki later told media that all attempts by the militia to attack Saudi Arabia would be thwarted.

And he said that the continued targeting of civilian areas including airports was in direct violation of international law.