Djibouti minister hails KSRelief humanitarian efforts for distressed citizens, refugees

KSRelief General Supervisor Abdullah Al-Rabeeah meets with Djibouti Health Minister Djama Elmi Okieh in Riyadh on Friday. (SPA)
Updated 29 October 2017

Djibouti minister hails KSRelief humanitarian efforts for distressed citizens, refugees

RIYADH: The Djibouti minister of health praised services provided by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) for his country, especially in the health sector.
This came during a meeting on Saturday between Djibouti’s Health Minister Djama Elmi Okieh and the adviser to the royal court and general supervisor of KSRelief, Abdullah Al-Rabeeah at the headquarters of the center in Riyadh.
During the meeting, they reviewed the services provided by KSRelief to the distressed and the needy in Djibouti and the humanitarian programs carried out in support of the Ministry of Health in cooperation with UN relief and humanitarian organizations.
The two sides also discussed a number of important issues in the field of humanitarian work and the possibility of cooperation in this regard.
In a press statement after the meeting, the minister expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the Kingdom’s support to Djibouti through KSRelief.
The minister explained that “the center supported the health sector in Djibouti with medicines, equipment and provided services to Djiboutian citizens and refugees, whether from Yemen, Somalia or Ethiopia, and has helped nearly 175,000 citizens and residents.”
Okieh praised the acute vision of the Saudi leadership that is represented in the establishment of this center to serve as the Kingdom’s benevolent arm.
“The KSRelief provided assistance to 38 countries around the world in all areas of relief and health care in a short period since its establishment two-and-a-half years ago.”
The minister said that Saudi Arabia has provided services to Muslims and non-Muslims in many countries, in addition to the assistance provided to them in Djibouti, and Yemeni refugees who came to the country and reside in the Abkh camp.
“We look forward to the visit of Al-Rabeeah to inaugurate an integrated complex with its various services for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti, which is an important model and symbolizes the Kingdom’s support of its brothers,” he added.


Houthis drone attack targets Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jawf

Updated 7 min 15 sec ago

Houthis drone attack targets Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jawf

  • The drone was intercepted over Yemeni airspace
  • The coalition destroyed three drones during the earlier 24 hours

DUBAI: The Arab coalition destroyed a Houthi drone targeting Al-Jawf in the north of Saudi Arabia, state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

Coalition forces intercepted the drone while it was still in Yemen’s airspace.

Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said, the militia’s continued attempted attacks would end in failure,

Earlier on Monday, the coalition announced that they successfully destroyed three Houthi drones and intercepted six ballistic missiles targeting Saudi Arabia over 24 hours.

The missiles, which were launched from Saada, were targeting civilian areas in Al-Jazan, Al-Maliki said.

Earlier in August, 10 drones were fired at the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant in Saudi Arabia, near the UAE border – the Houthis claim responsibility for the attack.

There were no injuries and operations were not disrupted.