KSRelief distributes date boxes in Sudan

KSRelief in cooperation with Al-Eghtinam Organization for Human Development distributed 5,800 date boxes in Sudan. (SPA)
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Updated 15 December 2019

KSRelief distributes date boxes in Sudan

  • 2,650 boxes were distributed in the city of Port Sudan

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in cooperation with Al-Eghtinam Organization for Human Development distributed 5,800 date boxes in the Sudanese provinces of Kordofan, the Red Sea and Northern Darfur.

A total of 2,650 boxes were distributed in the city of Port Sudan and in various localities in the Red Sea area benefiting 13,250 people. This aid is part of KSRelief project aimed at distributing 100,000 date boxes across Sudan.

Elsewhere, KSRelief also funded Ambulances of Subul Al-Salam Social Association to carry out 14 emergency operations during the past week in Northern Lebanon’s Minieh region. 

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. 

The center also implemented a water and sanitation program that preserves the lives of families in Al-Khawkhah in Hodeidah, benefiting 34,614 people. Mobile nutrition clinics of KSRelief continue to provide treatment services in Sana’a governorate, in partnership with the Tiba Development Foundation.


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.