More efforts urged against human trafficking in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad
Updated 09 October 2019

More efforts urged against human trafficking in Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Arabia is taking different measures to combat human trafficking

RIYADH: The Permanent Anti-Human Trafficking Committee on Tuesday held its 13th meeting this year, headed by Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, head of the Saudi Human Rights Commission.
He stressed the need for more efforts to combat human trafficking, and ordered the provision of the committee’s general secretariat with the latest relevant data in detail, so as to be able to develop reports that can be presented to international organizations.
Representatives of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, and committee members, reviewed the ministry’s plans to protect workers’ rights and improve the contractual relationship between employer and employee.
Saudi Arabia is taking different measures to combat human trafficking. In July, the Kingdom signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Organization for Migration to enhance cooperation in technical issues related to human trafficking and preventing it.


Saudi Arabia announces 36 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 18 min 25 sec ago

Saudi Arabia announces 36 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 257,269
  • A total of 3,269 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 36 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,569 new cases of the disease on Wednesday.
Of the new cases, 78 were recorded in the capital Riyadh, 75 in Hail, 68 in Makkah and 66 in Jeddah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 257,269 after 2,151 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,269 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.