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. 

 


Worshippers flock to reopened Prophet’s Mosque for Friday prayers

Updated 06 June 2020

Worshippers flock to reopened Prophet’s Mosque for Friday prayers

MADINAH: Hundreds of thousands of worshippers attended the first Friday prayers to be held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah since the gatherings were suspended to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

The green light for the resumption of the prayer meetings came as part of a plan to gradually reopen the Kingdom’s mosques while ensuring worshippers and visitors adhered to preventive measures.

A ban on access to the Rawdah remained in place and only groups of worshippers numbering up to a maximum of 40 percent of the mosque’s capacity were being allowed entry.

Precautionary measures also included the allocation of specific doors for the entry of worshippers, the installation of thermal cameras, removal of all carpets so that prayers could be performed on the marble, sanitization of the mosque’s floors and courtyards, periodic opening of domes and canopies to ventilate the mosque, and the removal of Zamzam water containers.

The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will be closed after evening prayers and reopened one hour before dawn prayers. Parking lots will operate at 50 percent capacity and a media awareness campaign has been launched to highlight safety procedures at the holy site.

Medical teams have also been stationed at the main entrances to the mosque in cooperation with the Ministry of Health.

Elsewhere in the Kingdom, worshippers also flocked to perform Friday prayers at mosques amid strict health measures.

On May 31, Saudi authorities reopened all mosques for prayers, except in Makkah, as part of the Kingdom’s plan for a gradual return to normal life.

Last week the minister of Islamic affairs, dawah and guidance said that the country’s mosques were ready to welcome back worshippers, following his field trips to check that necessary preparations had been made.

All worshippers must still maintain a distance of 2 meters between rows, wear masks to enter a mosque, and Friday sermons and prayers have been limited to a maximum of 15 minutes.