SR 3.5 billion set aside for social security beneficiaries

Updated 19 January 2013
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SR 3.5 billion set aside for social security beneficiaries

An official at the Ministry of Social Affairs has said that the ministry will allocate SR 3.5 billion to special programs for beneficiaries from social security system provided by the ministry.
“Nine programs will benefit from the budget allocation, such as support programs, home restoration projects, health insurance, financial assistance for school bags and uniforms and cash assistance for food program,” said Khalid Al-Thubaiti, director of management of support programs at the ministry. Al-Thubaiti added that part of the allocation will cover payment of electricity bills, in addition to pensions and aids and women’s kitchen projects in Riyadh and others regions.
He pointed out that the number of productive families reached more than 2,500 families in the Kingdom that benefit from the financial aids allocated for social programs, with their estimated revenues of nearly SR 31 million for last year.
Al-Thubaiti's speech came on the sidelines of an exhibition in Riyadh showcasing the work of productive families with the participation of 17 such families. “The social security administration is working on social partnerships with charity organization to organize such exhibitions in order to support productive families in promoting their products,” said Al-Thubaiti. “And there are ad hoc advisory groups for all social security programs.”


Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

KSRelief distributed assistance to Syrian refugees. (SPA/file)
Updated 21 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

  • KSRelief seeks to ensure that the living conditions of Syrian refugees are in accordance with international specifications
  • The center also distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Yemen

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed humanitarian aid including birth kits, personal bags and baby blankets to Syrian female refugees staying in Osman Hospital and Central Hospital in Kattermaya, Kharoub province of Lebanon on Friday.

This distribution is within the framework of the assistance provided by the center for displaced Syrians and refugees in neighboring countries. 

KSRelief seeks to ensure that the living conditions of Syrian refugees are in accordance with international specifications through various relief programs. 

Earlier, winter blankets, jackets, jumpers, hats and other items were distributed to meet the basic needs of refugee families.

The center also distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Al-Mukha directorate in Taiz governorate, benefiting 21,000 people.

In addition, 36 trucks with 469,483 kg of relief, shelter and medicines crossed Al-Wadiaa border on Thursday evening as part of the KSRelief plan to help Yemenis.

Of this total, 26 trucks with 500 food baskets, weighing 375 tons, in addition to 43,173 kg of shelter items, will be heading to Maareb province, and ten trucks carrying 42,221 kg of shelter items and 9.89 tons of medications will go to Aden.

On Thursday, the Bahraini Royal Charity Foundation and the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation for Humanitarian Affairs signed an MoU for the establishment of the Bahrain Health Center in Aden, Yemen, at a cost of $2 million, in the presence of Ahmed bin Ali Al-Bayez, assistant general supervisor of operations and programs at KSRelief, and a number of officials. SPA, Jeddah