KSRelief organizes recreational trip for Yemeni ex-child soldiers

The project in previous stages targeted 161 children recruited from several Yemeni governorates. (SPA)
Updated 06 August 2018

KSRelief organizes recreational trip for Yemeni ex-child soldiers

  • The draft of an annual UN report on the impact of armed conflict on children lists the countries and entities accused of recruiting child soldiers and using children as weapons of war

JEDDAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has organized a recreational trip to the Marib General Park for 27 children who were recruited by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia and involved in clashes.
The trip will involve activities of the second phase of the rehabilitation project for these former child soldiers. The children’s trip is conducted under the supervision of specialists from the local partner Wethaq civil orientation, to help children psychologically after the Houthis’ forced recruitment.
The project in previous stages targeted 161 children recruited from several Yemeni governorates. They received psychosocial, social and educational rehabilitation according to the program prepared by the Center, which works to rehabilitate 2,000 children.
The initiative, called the Child Soldiers Rehabilitation Project, is described as “a qualitative program and a major achievement in the country’s crisis.”
During the first stage of the program, KSRelief also provided services to another 40 children, including those from Marib, Yemen, and Al-Jawf in Libya.


Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

Updated 11 December 2019

Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

  • Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU
  • Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Dr. Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi has been the president of Tabuk University since October 2017.

Prior to that, he was the deputy head of educational affairs at King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, where he served in the position for one year. 

He has also been the chairman of the promotion and job competition committee, as well as the safety committee, at Tabuk University since November 2012. 

Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU, where he received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of Science. 

He later traveled abroad to pursue his higher education, earning his master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri, US. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK.

After that, he returned to the Kingdom and joined KAU as an assistant professor. He remained in that position from 2005 to 2010, then served as an associate professor between 2010 and 2014.

Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom and the community colleges higher committee at the Ministry of Higher Education.

He congratulated King Salman on the release of the government’s annual budget for 2020.

“Approximately one-fifth of the budget is allocated to education, which reflects the leadership’s keenness to invest in the human element through education and training ... to open new horizons and job opportunities for Saudi youth and encourage them to invest in the diverse resources in the Kingdom,” Al-Dhayabi said.