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.


Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

Updated 11 December 2019

Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

  • Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU
  • Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Dr. Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi has been the president of Tabuk University since October 2017.

Prior to that, he was the deputy head of educational affairs at King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, where he served in the position for one year. 

He has also been the chairman of the promotion and job competition committee, as well as the safety committee, at Tabuk University since November 2012. 

Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU, where he received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of Science. 

He later traveled abroad to pursue his higher education, earning his master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri, US. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK.

After that, he returned to the Kingdom and joined KAU as an assistant professor. He remained in that position from 2005 to 2010, then served as an associate professor between 2010 and 2014.

Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom and the community colleges higher committee at the Ministry of Higher Education.

He congratulated King Salman on the release of the government’s annual budget for 2020.

“Approximately one-fifth of the budget is allocated to education, which reflects the leadership’s keenness to invest in the human element through education and training ... to open new horizons and job opportunities for Saudi youth and encourage them to invest in the diverse resources in the Kingdom,” Al-Dhayabi said.