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. 

 


Tech CEOs caution against fear of job automation at Misk Global Forum

Updated 14 November 2019

Tech CEOs caution against fear of job automation at Misk Global Forum

  • DetraPel manufactures safe nanotech-based protective coatings, and water and stain repellents
  • Luke Tang, CEO of Techcode, said the company is eyeing the Saudi market “to help more startups”

RIYADH: Human capital can never be replaced by technology, said DetraPel CEO David Zamarin at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh on Wednesday.
“Technology is often misconstrued with loss of jobs,” Zamarin said at a session titled “Humanizing work: Tech is not the bad guy.”
He added: “The goal of technology should be to get rid of routine work that can easily be substituted by technology.”
DetraPel manufactures safe nanotech-based protective coatings, and water and stain repellents.
Zamarin said technology can make things easier, but “we still need people ... and that’s the most important part of it. Humans can do jobs (that) technology can never solve.”
Luke Tang, CEO of Techcode, a China-based global network of startup innovation hubs, said the company is eyeing the Saudi market “to help more startups.”
He added that many technologies are impacting the future of the workplace, workflow and workforce.
“Because of these technology trends, we’ll be able to make better use of our talents,” said Tang, adding that many startups are emerging because of this.
Microsoft’s creative director, Lauren Cascio, said the American multinational tech company’s job is to make things safer. “We’re ... automating dull, dirty and dangerous work,” she added. “We’re prioritizing safety.”