KSRelief inks cooperation deal with UNICEF

KSrelief continues to provide crucial humanitarian aid to countries such as Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 14 February 2019

KSRelief inks cooperation deal with UNICEF

  • The link with this prestigious organization is a sustainable partnership that dates to the inception of the center: Al-Rabeeah

JEDDAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) General Supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah met UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on Tuesday at the headquarters of the center in Riyadh, where the two parties signed a memorandum of cooperation.

Al-Rabeeah described the meeting as being constructive during a press conference, stressing that the link with this prestigious organization is a sustainable partnership that dates to the inception of the center. 

“The memorandum of cooperation signed today aims at promoting the humanitarian cooperation and the exchange of knowledge and experiences, and supporting volunteering, research and capacity building programs,” he said. 

He noted that this was the fifth cooperation agreement to be signed with UNICEF, covering areas such as health, environmental sanitation, vaccination of children in Yemen and Yemeni refugees in Djibouti.

Fore expressed her appreciation and gratitude to KSRelief center’s staff for the assistance that they provide all over the world. 

“We have worked together in many countries,” she said. “The partnership between UNICEF and the KSRelief center is a long-lasting, useful and constructive partnership benefiting children and young people everywhere.” 


King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, right, receives the closing statement of the S20 group from its chair Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares. (SPA)
Updated 29 September 2020

King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

  • The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state

On behalf of King Salman, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday received the closing statement of the Science Group Summit (S20) from the group’s chair, Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares, who is also the president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, after a virtual meeting.
Several scientific organizations from the G20 countries took part in the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia. The S20 group focuses on future health, a circular economy and the digital revolution. The meeting stressed the importance of making decisions based on scientific facts supported by data.
The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state. More than 180 scholars participated in drafting the recommendation. They called for increasing the level of preparedness in the wake of a pandemic. They also recommended consolidating advanced treatment and precision medical research with a particular focus on keeping the costs affordable and treatments accessible to all.
The group also stressed the need to devise policies to face challenges arising from demographic shifts. One of the recommendations includes development of an integrated approach to the extraction of natural resources.
They also urged the relevant authorities to consolidate recycling systems to curb carbon emissions.