KSRelief’s health drive underway in Yemen

Sixty-nine children from different governorates in Yemen will undergo the surgeries. (File/SPA)
Updated 31 October 2019

KSRelief’s health drive underway in Yemen

  • Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts exerted through KSRelief have reached 45 countries to date, through 1,062 projects, most allocated to Yemen

SAYEUN: Medical teams of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday performed eight surgeries to fix congenital deformities of the urinary tract in children in Yemen’s Seiyun General Hospital.

Sixty-nine children from different governorates in Yemen will undergo the surgeries. Abdul Hadi Al-Tamimi, an assistant undersecretary for Hadhramaut governorate, thanked KSRelief for supporting the Yemeni people.

He said the continuous humanitarian support provided by Saudi Arabia confirms the depth of relations between the two peoples. Beneficiaries thanked KSRelief for its services and humanitarian work in Yemen. SPA Sayeun

Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts exerted through KSRelief have reached 45 countries to date, through 1,062 projects, most allocated to Yemen.

The total Saudi assistance to Yemen since May 2015 amounted to $16 billion in humanitarian and development aid, in addition to supporting refugees, providing funds to Yemen’s central bank and supporting the Yemeni economy.

 

 


Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

Updated 17 January 2020

Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

  • Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions

The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report.

“Great seeing some big progress in countries with the most improved scores this year in the World Bank WBL (Women, Business and the Law) report,” she said, referring to several countries mentioned in the report, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia.

 

The World Bank’s annual “Women, Business, and the Law” report ranked Saudi Arabia top among 190 countries for its progress in bringing about reforms related to female involvement in economic development and entrepreneurship.  

According to the World Bank’s figures for 2020, Saudi Arabia scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. The report’s findings also placed the country first among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions.