Yemenis affected by coalition military operations receive aid

People walk in a market at the old quarter of Sanaa, in this file photo. (REUTERS)
Updated 01 September 2018

Yemenis affected by coalition military operations receive aid

  • The Arab coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 to back the country’s internationally recognized government

JEDDAH: The Joint Committee for the Granting of Voluntary Assistance to Victims Affected in Yemen and the National Commission to investigate Alleged Violations to Human Rights approved assistance for people affected by the coalition’s military operations in Yemen.
The Foreign Ministry said in a press conference that the joint committee has finished studying several cases involving people affected by the coalition’s military operations.
The ministry said that in the next two days a specialist team from the joint committee will begin assisting affected people whose cases have been studied by the national committee.
The ministry stressed the Yemeni government’s concern to preserve civilians’ safety, avoid damage in all Yemeni areas and comply with the rules and laws of war.
The Foreign Ministry extended Yemen’s appreciation for the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia, saying it had a big role in helping the legitimate government in Yemen and in defending the country and people under the leadership of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
“In the context of the constant cooperation and coordination under the umbrella of the coalition to support the legitimacy in Yemen, the Yemeni government, represented by the Foreign Ministry, followed up on the meeting of Joint Committee for the Granting of Voluntary Assistance to Victims Affected in Yemen and the National Commission to investigate Alleged Violations to Human Rights, held at the headquarters of the Coalition Forces to Support the Legitimacy in Yemen. During the meeting, it was agreed on the mechanism of granting aid to people affected by the military operations of the coalition in Yemen,” the ministry said.
The Arab coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 to back the country’s internationally recognized government.


Saudi minister calls on worshippers to respect safety measures in mosques

Updated 28 May 2020

Saudi minister calls on worshippers to respect safety measures in mosques

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's minister of Islamic affairs called on Muslims to respect ongoing preventative measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) inside mosques as the Kingdom eases some restrictions.

Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said worshipers should bring their own prayer mats, wear masks and wash their hands prior to coming to the mosque to ensure the safety of other worshippers. 

Al-Asheikh said preventative measures will remain in place to ensure a safe return of worshipers to mosques for Friday prayers from May 31 until June 20, except in Makkah. 

Worshippers must keep two meters apart and leave a row of space empty between each row, he said.

The minister said the elderly and children under 15 should continue to avoid going to the mosque. 

The instructions follow other announcements in the Kingdom relaxing aspects of the lockdown, including reducing curfews and allowing freer movement of people.