Saudi Arabia sends vital humanitarian assistance to flood-stricken Sudan

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As part of the WFP, the center also delivered 260 tons of dates to Nicaragua. (SPA)
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Updated 03 September 2019

Saudi Arabia sends vital humanitarian assistance to flood-stricken Sudan

RIYADH: Two aircraft carrying shelter, food and medical aid left Riyadh on Sunday for flood-stricken Sudan. The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) airlift is being directed by a specialized team that will supervise the distribution process. More than 60 people are believed to have died in flash flooding that left almost 200,000 people homeless. At least 37,000 homes in the country have been destroyed or damaged, according to the UN.
Last month, Saudi Arabia delivered 260 tons of dates to the UN World Food Program (WFP) for distribution to needy people in Honduras.
Officials in Tegucigalpa, the capital of the Latin American country, praised the assistance offered by KSRelief.
As part of the WFP, the center also delivered 260 tons of dates to Nicaragua.
Also, the center launched a project to build and repair agricultural terraces in the Helmeen district in LuHajj governorate in Yemen. 


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronizes closing of 4th King Abdulaziz Camel Festival

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronizes closing of 4th King Abdulaziz Camel Festival

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronized on Sunday the closing ceremony of the Fourth King Abdulaziz Camel Festival.
The king welcomed dignitaries and guests from the Gulf countries, including Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum and representative of the sultan of Oman Sheikh Abdullah Hamad Al-Khalifa.
The king then handed prizes to the winners of the festival.
During the ceremony, chairman of the Camel Club’s board and general supervisor of the festival, Fahd bin Falah bin Hithlin, thanked King Salman for his patronage and the “festival has become a destination for all (camel) owners within” within the Kingdom and serves as a platform “to bring together people from the Gulf and the Arab world.”
“This great gathering is a destination for all those interested in this heritage throughout the world,” he added.
Bin Hithlin also said that the club launched a package of economic decisions that will contribute to the development of this sector, and constitute an attractive factor for investments.