Saudi border guards rescue two divers, one child 

Members of Saudi border guard. (File/AFP)
Updated 10 February 2019

Saudi border guards rescue two divers, one child 

  • The search and rescue teams in Jeddah managed to rescue two people who went diving
  • In another incident, the search and rescue teams at Jeddah Border Guards rescued an 8-year Yemeni boy

Makkah Border Guards rescued on Sunday three people from drowning in the Red Sea, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 

The search and rescue teams in Jeddah managed to rescue two people who went diving.  

Media spokesman for the border guards command in Makkah, Major Fares Al-Maliki, explained that Border Guards 994 received a call about two divers who went missing.

“Jeddah Borders Guards immediately sent patrols to search the area and were able to find the two divers,” he said.

In another incident, the search and rescue teams at Jeddah Border Guards rescued an 8-year Yemeni boy from drowning while he was swimming in Abhar swimming pool.


KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.