Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian projects under spotlight at Dubai conference

KSRelief completed 368 projects in Yemen in partnership with 80 UN bodies and international and local NGOs. (SPA)
Updated 21 September 2019

Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian projects under spotlight at Dubai conference

  • Saudi Arabia is the biggest supporter of the UN Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) took part in the 4th Middle East International Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine Conference in Dubai.
It did so through an exhibition and a symposium highlighting Saudi Arabia’s relief and humanitarian efforts worldwide, particularly in Yemen.
The conference was attended by 1,500 dermatology and aesthetic medicine specialists from around the world.
It was inaugurated by the director general of the Dubai Health Authority, Humaid Al-Qutami, on behalf of Dubai’s crown prince and the authority’s president, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.
The exhibition included photographs and presentations showcasing the Kingdom’s relief and humanitarian efforts through KSRelief projects.
“The Kingdom has been known for its support of humanitarian and relief work around the world since its establishment, and is considered one of the largest international supporters of charitable and humanitarian work,” KSRelief’s assistant director of medical and environmental assistance, Dr. Abdullah Al-Wadei, said during the symposium.

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Saudi Arabia spent a total of $92.4 billion to support 84 countries between 1996 and 2019, while KSRelief implemented 1,057 projects amounting to around $3.553 billion in 44 countries.

“Saudi Arabia spent a total of $92.4 billion to support 84 countries between 1996 and 2019, while KSRelief implemented 1,057 projects amounting to around $3.553 billion in 44 countries,” he added.
“KSRelief completed 368 projects in Yemen in partnership with 80 UN bodies and international and local NGOs,” Al-Wadei said.
“These projects covered the fields of food security, health, early recovery, humanitarian action, water, environmental sanitation, hygiene, shelter, non-food products, protection, education, logistics, nutrition and emergency communications.”
Saudi Arabia is the biggest supporter of the UN Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen. It is also the largest supporter of humanitarian operations in the country through KSRelief and other programs such as the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen.


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.