King Salman center implements projects in Syria, Yemen

KSRelief also distributed humanitarian aid, including food and clothes, to 618 widows in Yemen’s Hadramout governorate. (SPA)
Updated 11 October 2018

King Salman center implements projects in Syria, Yemen

  • KSRelief provided 50,000 Syrian children in 500 schools with bags containing school supplies and stationery

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has implemented projects in Syria and Yemen.

KSRelief provided 50,000 Syrian children in 500 schools with bags containing school supplies and stationery.

It also provided training courses for 525 male and female teachers and administrative staff, and held awareness campaigns to encourage children to return to school.

Meanwhile, KSRelief-funded food baskets were distributed in the Yemeni districts of Al-Houta and Tuban via the World Food Programme (WFP). 

The number of beneficiaries in Tuban was 5,416, and 1,762 in Al-Houta. Residents of the districts thanked KSRelief for its support in alleviating their suffering.

KSRelief also distributed humanitarian aid, including food and clothes, to 618 widows in Yemen’s Hadramout governorate. KSRelief has so far implemented 286 humanitarian projects in Yemen. 


Preventive protocols issued as Saudi Arabia moves to relax curfew further

Updated 30 May 2020

Preventive protocols issued as Saudi Arabia moves to relax curfew further

RIYADH: As Saudi Arabia moved closer to Phase 2 of the gradual relaxation of coronavirus lockdown rules, the Ministry of Interior announced precautionary measures and preventive protocols for several sectors to follow.

The preventive protocols, prepared by the Ministry of Health,  covers the period from 8 Shawwal to 28 Shawwal 1441 in the Hijri calendar, corresponding to May 31 to June 20, 2020 in the Gregorian calendar.

A ministry official said the protocols are provided for mosques;  the public; petroleum, petrochemical and gas and other industries; malls and retail centers, home delivery service, among others.

The preventive protocols can be found at: https://covid19awareness.sa/archives/5460.

The MOI urged all citizens, expatriates and concerned authorities "to implement these procedures and abide by their provisions in order to preserve the safety of all".

Also on Saturday, the acting minister of economy and planning, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan, said the gradual lifting of the curfew "represents a new stage in the face of the global pandemic crisis and towards a gradual return to economic activities in the Kingdom to its normal levels."
 
"The decisions were taken after continuous coordination between the Ministry of Health and the concerned authorities, relying on a focused plan that seeks to balance between procedures for reopening economic activities and maintaining the stability of health and social conditions," said Jadaan, who is also the Kingdom's minister of finance.

Al-Jadaan highlighted that the government has increased – during the last period through the state’s general budget – spending on urgent and necessary requirements to face the crisis.

It has significantly strengthened the financial allocations for the Health and related services sector.

The government also launched urgent support initiatives to mitigate the impact on the private sector, supporting the economy and to preserve the jobs of citizens in economic establishments, he said in a statement carried by the SPA.