KSRelief gives aid efforts new impetus in Ramadan

KSRelief distributes food regularly among Syrian refugees in Lebanon and elswhere. (SPA)
Updated 15 May 2019

KSRelief gives aid efforts new impetus in Ramadan

  • Yemeni health minister praises center’s humanitarian work

ADEN, MOGADISHU, RIYADH: With the advent of Ramadan, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has increased its efforts to provide relief to the needy across the Muslim world by widening the scope of its food distribution program.

In addition to food programs, the center has initiated a number of humanitarian projects in various countries, particularly in war-ravaged Yemen. 

Earlier this week, the center dispatched seven truckloads of dialysis equipment to the Yemeni Ministry of Health for distribution to a number of dialysis centers across the country.

KSRelief also distributed 240 food baskets to families of autistic people in Yemen’s Aden province, part of a wider distribution program of 10,000 food baskets across the region to people suffering from an array of health issues.

As many as 2,501,897 Yemenis benefited from medical services provided by the center in 2018, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Last year, kidney centers in Hadramout received some 56 tons of medical supplies from KSRelief.

Yemeni Health Minister Nasser Ba’aom commended the Kingdom’s efforts through the center to support the health sector in the Arab nation.

On Tuesday, KSRelief distributed Ramadan food baskets in different parts of Somali capital Mogadishu for the eighth consecutive day.

The center also distributed food baskets in Albania and among Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. 

In a recent meeting with KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah at his office in Riyadh, the regional representative of the UNHCR to the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States, Khalid Khalifa, praised the center’s active cooperation with his organization to improve the condition of refugees in various countries.

They also reviewed the Kingdom’s efforts to provide relief to the people of Yemen, Syria and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

G20 ready to limit effects of coronavirus on global economy, Saudi finance minister

Updated 23 February 2020

G20 ready to limit effects of coronavirus on global economy, Saudi finance minister

RIYADH: Finance officials from the Group of 20 major economies agreed on Sunday to continue monitoring the risk from the coronavirus outbreak and to adopt appropriate policies to limit the global economic impact, Saudi Arabia's finance minister said.
The two-day gathering in Riyadh was dominated by growing concern over the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, with the International Monetary Fund predicting it would shave 0.1 percentage point off global growth. 
During the meeting, which also included central bank governors heads of international and regional organizations, under the Saudi G20 Presidency, was chaired by Saudi finance minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan and the Saudi Central Bank
governor Ahmed Al-Kholifey.
They also discussed the global economic outlook and possible policy responses to support growth and safeguarding against downside risks, as well as the priorities of the Saudi G20 presidency, under the theme of “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All.” 
They also addressed the tax challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy, utilizing the benefit of technology for infrastructure, developing domestic capital markets, and framing supervisory and regulatory issues for the digital era.