KSRelief hosts seminar with UN on role of humanitarian aid

King Salman Relief Center organizes a symposium in Paris. (SPA)
Updated 04 October 2019

KSRelief hosts seminar with UN on role of humanitarian aid

  • Al-Rabeeah stressed that Saudi Arabia, as one of the largest donors of humanitarian assistance

PARIS: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) organized a symposium titled “the role of humanitarian aid in supporting science and knowledge in the affected areas” and an exhibition at the headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris on Wednesday.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of KSRelief, said that since joining UNESCO as a founding member in London in 1946, the Kingdom has undertaken many initiatives to alleviate the suffering of the needy around the world by carrying out humanitarian and relief projects.

He added that in light of the increasing variables of crisis situations and humanitarian emergencies, there is a need to keep abreast of the latest developments to fulfil the goals of sustainable development, most notably the eradication of poverty, education for all, gender equality and decent employment opportunities.

Al-Rabeeah stressed that Saudi Arabia, as one of the largest donors of humanitarian assistance, is seeking to move forward in the completion of its international achievements to help the needy in cooperation with the UN. He said that the Kingdom is achieving this by launching pioneering initiatives to support young generations in disaster-stricken societies for a prosperous future.


Saudi Cabinet condemns Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip

King Salman chairs the weekly Cabinet meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday. He reviewed several reports on international and regional matters. (SPA)
Updated 20 November 2019

Saudi Cabinet condemns Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip

  • The Saudi ministers discussed the Rohingya issue and called on the Myanmar’s civilian leadership to take measures for the resolution of this issue

RIYADH: King Salman on Tuesday reviewed several reports on regional and international development presented to him during the weekly Cabinet session held in Riyadh. The Cabinet condemned the deadly Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
The Saudi ministers called on the international community to ensure protection of the Palestinian people and confront Israel for violating international laws.
The Cabinet also welcomed the international consensus to vote on the decision to renew the mandate of the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
In a statement issued to the Saudi Press Agency, Media Minister Turki Al-Shabanah said the ministers also condemned the Iranian-backed Houthis for seizing vessels passing through the Red Sea. The Cabinet, he said, welcomed the agreement on the establishment of a Constitutional Committee in Syria.
The Saudi ministers also discussed the Rohingya issue and called on the Myanmar’s civilian leadership to take measures for the resolution of this issue.
The Cabinet also authorized several ministries and government agencies to deal with their foreign counterparts to enhance cooperation in their respective fields.