Saudi aid agency continues projects in Syria, Comoros, Yemen

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KSRelief distributed 400 food baskets, benefiting 1,200 people in Taiz governorate. (SPA)
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KSRelief distributed 400 food baskets, benefiting 1,200 people in Taiz governorate. (SPA)
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KSRelief distributed 400 food baskets, benefiting 1,200 people in Taiz governorate. (SPA)
Updated 15 September 2019

Saudi aid agency continues projects in Syria, Comoros, Yemen

  • According to a KSRelief report, more than 1,011 humanitarian aid programs worth $3.5 billion have benefitted 44 countries

MOHELI: The volunteer medical team of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) held pediatric and general surgeries in the capital of Comoros as part of its medical campaign. The team performed eight surgeries on children and 16 on adults. The campaign is part of a series of voluntary projects funded and implemented by KSRelief in many countries, under the guidance of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Meanwhile KSRelief, in cooperation with the Al-Khair Coalition for Humanitarian Relief, distributed 150 food baskets in Yemen’s Hodeidah governorate, benefiting 900 displaced people.
KSRelief also distributed 400 food baskets, benefiting 1,200 people in Taiz governorate. In Marib, the center distributed 2,000 cartons of food baskets, benefiting 12,000 people.
A volunteer KSRelief team distributed 1,962 food baskets to the needy in several camps in Sarmada town, northern Syria, benefiting 11,900 people.
According to a KSRelief report, more than 1,011 humanitarian aid programs worth $3.5 billion have benefitted 44 countries, primarily Yemen, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Iraq, since 2014. 

 


All-female Saudi tourist group explores wonders of Tabuk

Updated 21 October 2019

All-female Saudi tourist group explores wonders of Tabuk

  • About 20 women from different parts of the Kingdom took part in the sightseeing trip to the province bordering the Red Sea

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s first all-female tourist group has explored the environmental and archaeological wonders of Tabuk in the northwest of the Kingdom.

About 20 women from different parts of the Kingdom took part in the sightseeing trip to the province bordering the Red Sea.

“They were astonished to see such sights in their country, especially the area of Ras Al-Sheikh Humaid,” said Heba Al-Aidai, a tour guide in Tabuk who organized the trip.

“They did not expect to see such a place in Saudi Arabia. They looked speechless while standing close to the turquoise water of the sea. It is a truly breathtaking view.”

Al-Aidai and her colleague Nafla Al-Anazi promoted the trip on social media and attracted a group of homemakers, teachers and staff workers from all over the Kingdom, aged from 22 to over 50.

The tour was educational, too, and the women were told about the history of the places they visited. “They were taken to the Caves of Shuaib (Magha’er Shuaib), the place where Prophet Moses fled after leaving Egypt, and where he got married to one of the daughters of Prophet Shuaib, according to some historians. It was really a positive experience,” Al-Aidai said.

The visitors also explored Tayeb Ism, a small town in northwestern Tabuk, where there is a well-known gap in the towering mountains through which water runs throughout the year.

Al-Aidai said such trips aim to encourage tourism in Tabuk, and introduce Saudi tourists and other visitors to the landmarks of the region.