KSRelief to send SR3.2m worth of winter aid packages to Yemenis

Signing of the winter bag project accord between KSRelief and the Selah Foundation for Development. (Supplied)
Updated 23 November 2019

KSRelief to send SR3.2m worth of winter aid packages to Yemenis

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Thursday signed a SR3.24 million ($865,000) agreement to distribute winter aid packages in Yemen.

The winter bag project accord, inked with the Selah Foundation for Development, will see 5,600 parcels of blankets, jackets, and children’s hats delivered to 33,600 displaced and poor families in Sanaa, Al-Bayda, Taiz, Marib, Al-Jawf, Dhale, Shabwa, Hadramout, Lahij, Aden, and Al-Mahrah.

The agreement was signed by KSRelief’s assistant supervisor general for operations and programs, Ahmed bin Ali Al-Baiz, at the center’s premises in Riyadh, and is part of the Kingdom’s efforts, represented by KSRelief, to relieve the suffering of Yemenis during the cold winter period.





Saudi military opens first women’s section

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Saudi military opens first women’s section

JEDDAH: Saudi military chief of staff, Gen. Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, launched the first military section for women in the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces on Sunday.

The director general of admission and enlistment, Maj. Gen. Imad Al-Aidan, explained the regulations of acceptance, and allocated locations where the female staff will be stationed.

Under the initiative to incorporate more women into the field, previously announced in October 2019, women can now join the military as lance corporals, corporals, sergeants, and staff sergeants in the Royal Saudi Land Forces, Air Force, Saudi Arabian Navy, Air Defense Forces, Strategic Missile Forces and Armed Forces Medical Services.

The initiative is the first to allow women to climb the ladder towards senior ranks.

Former Shoura Council member Haya Al-Muni’I previously told Asharq Al-Awsat that these new laws support women’s rights and capabilities in the Kingdom’s military.

“Naturally, they will enter a new sphere of work. It’s a reflection of a national belief in the equality between women and men,” she said.

The initiative is part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 Program, pushing for the empowerment of women and giving them more leadership positions, and highlighting the significance of their involvement across different fields.