Second Saudi airlift aids Khartoum flood victims

A KSRelief team has crossed the Nile to assess the damage inflicted on the village of Wad Ramli in Al-Gyly, some 60 kilometers north of Khartoum. (SPA)
Updated 05 September 2019

Second Saudi airlift aids Khartoum flood victims

  • KSRelief’s global projects help millions in affected countries

KHARTOUM: The second Saudi airlift to Sudan in the wake of heavy rains and flooding has arrived in the capital Khartoum. The initiative, being carried out under the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, will see around 112 tons of relief items being delivered to the worst-hit areas.
The consignment was accompanied by a specialized King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) team to supervise distribution operations, bringing the total aid to 227 tons. In the first consignment, 115 tons of relief items were delivered to the worst-hit areas.
Meanwhile, KSRelief’s general supervisor, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, met with representatives of a number of international humanitarian organizations in Riyadh on Thursday.
During the meeting, they discussed the latest developments of joint projects between KSrelief and organizations in various countries and ways of enhancing them.
Al-Rabeeah also met British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Simon Collis on Wednesday.
During the meeting, Al-Rabeeah gave an account on the assistance being provided by KSRelief to affected countries around the world, especially Yemen.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) extracted 1,077 mines in Yemen during the last week of August.
So far, Masam — an initiative of KSRelief — has extracted 84,825 mines in Yemen.

Strategic planning
KSRelief also organized a workshop in Riyadh on “Humanitarian Needs Assessment,” in cooperation with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The workshop discussed how to assess and analyze humanitarian needs, strategic planning and prioritize responses.
Over two decades, Saudi Arabia has sent $87 billion in humanitarian aid to 81 countries. Since 2014, more than 1,011 humanitarian aid programs worth $3.5 billion have benefitted 44 countries, primarily Yemen, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Iraq.


Abdulrahman Al-Jadhai, CEO of Al-Elm Information Security Co.

Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Jadhai
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Abdulrahman Al-Jadhai, CEO of Al-Elm Information Security Co.

  • Al-Jadhai gained a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Jadhai has been CEO of Al-Elm Information Security Co. since 2012.
The company offers a wide range of ready-made and customized digital solutions in areas ranging from consulting to training and support.
It recently signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 100 percent of the Saudi Company for Exchanging Digital Information (Tabadul) from the Public Investment Fund (PIF).
Al-Jadhai believes the deal is an important milestone for the company as it expands its products and digital custom solutions in the transport and finance sectors.
It also offers an opportunity to develop national logistics services that meet current market requirements and the need of beneficiaries, he said.
Al-Jadhai is a board member of several institutions in the Kingdom, chair of the advisory board of the Central First Health Cluster in Riyadh region, and a board member of the Taibah Valley company.
He joined Al-Elm in 2006 as a manager where he served for more than two years before becoming strategy and planning manager in 2008, a position he held for three years until 2011.
Later, he served as e-services manager for less than a year between 2011 and 2012.

He also worked at the Saudi Telecom Co. as an infrastructure manager between 2002 and 2005.
Al-Jadhai gained a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He obtained a master’s degree in the same major at Michigan State University.
He received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from King Saud University in 1989.