KSRelief gives aid efforts new impetus in Ramadan

KSRelief distributes food regularly among Syrian refugees in Lebanon and elswhere. (SPA)
Updated 15 May 2019
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KSRelief gives aid efforts new impetus in Ramadan

  • Yemeni health minister praises center’s humanitarian work

ADEN, MOGADISHU, RIYADH: With the advent of Ramadan, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has increased its efforts to provide relief to the needy across the Muslim world by widening the scope of its food distribution program.

In addition to food programs, the center has initiated a number of humanitarian projects in various countries, particularly in war-ravaged Yemen. 

Earlier this week, the center dispatched seven truckloads of dialysis equipment to the Yemeni Ministry of Health for distribution to a number of dialysis centers across the country.

KSRelief also distributed 240 food baskets to families of autistic people in Yemen’s Aden province, part of a wider distribution program of 10,000 food baskets across the region to people suffering from an array of health issues.

As many as 2,501,897 Yemenis benefited from medical services provided by the center in 2018, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Last year, kidney centers in Hadramout received some 56 tons of medical supplies from KSRelief.

Yemeni Health Minister Nasser Ba’aom commended the Kingdom’s efforts through the center to support the health sector in the Arab nation.

On Tuesday, KSRelief distributed Ramadan food baskets in different parts of Somali capital Mogadishu for the eighth consecutive day.

The center also distributed food baskets in Albania and among Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. 

In a recent meeting with KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah at his office in Riyadh, the regional representative of the UNHCR to the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States, Khalid Khalifa, praised the center’s active cooperation with his organization to improve the condition of refugees in various countries.

They also reviewed the Kingdom’s efforts to provide relief to the people of Yemen, Syria and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.


Princess Reema meets US treasury chief Steven Mnuchin

Updated 18 July 2019
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Princess Reema meets US treasury chief Steven Mnuchin

DUBAI: Newly appointed Saudi Ambassador to the United States Princess Reema bint Bandar met with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss opportunities to further strengthen the countries’ partnership.

The Saudi Arabian embassy in the US, in a tweet, said the two senior officials explored “ways to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s close partnership with the United States on countering the financing of terrorism, as well as US support for the Kingdom’s economic reforms.”

 

 

Princess Reema, who assumed her new office on July 4, earlier met with US President Donald Trump to present her credentials as the Kingdom’s top diplomat in Washington.

Princess Reema became the Kingdom’s first female ambassador after being nominated to the post on February 23 – to replace Prince Khaled bin Salman who was appointed deputy defense minister – and took her oath before King Salman in Riyadh in April.