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. 

 


Dr. Lilak Al-Safadi, president of the Saudi Electronic University

Updated 05 July 2020

Dr. Lilak Al-Safadi, president of the Saudi Electronic University

Saudi Education Minister Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh recently announced the appointment of Dr. Lilak Al-Safadi as president of the Saudi Electronic University. She becomes the first woman to chair a Saudi university that includes both male and female students.

She has worked as executive director for more than 20 years in business development, business consulting and strategic leadership, and accumulated experience in project management.

She has also published more than 50 research papers and articles on research topics such as e-commerce and artificial and commercial intelligence.

Al-Safadi was the vice president and national technology officer at Microsoft and is a faculty member at the King Saud University, Riyadh.

She also worked as a consultant to the governor of the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (Monshaat), and a consultant to the vice presidency for planning, quality and development at the Saudi Electronic University. 

Al-Safadi is a graduate from the University of Wollongong, Australia with a Ph.D. in computer science which she completed in 2002; she majored in software engineering and completed her master’s in computer science in 1995. 

In a telephone interview with Al-Ekhbariya channel, Al-Safadi said that her appointment had many implications not only for empowering women and enhancing their role, but also as an indication of the Kingdom’s commitment to women’s equity at all levels, including equal opportunities in leadership and competition.