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.


Saudi Arabia says it supports Afghan reconciliation process

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Saudi Arabia says it supports Afghan reconciliation process

  • Saudi government has been following the recent reconciliation talks
  • Afghan peace talks began last week in Doha

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it expresses its support for the Afghan reconciliation process, state news agency SPA reported.
The Saudi government has been following the recent reconciliation talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban movement, the statement said.
The Kingdom said it supports everything that would achieve security, stability and reduce violence in Afghanistan.
“The Kingdom was and remains with Afghanistan and the Afghan people to achieve all their hopes and aspirations,” the statement added.
Afghan government representatives and Taliban insurgents gathered on Sept. 12 in Qatar for historic peace talks aimed at ending two decades of war that has killed tens of thousands of combatants and civilians.
However, a week into the talks, both sides remain far apart on even the most basic issues.
Despite the difficulties, the talks are the best hope for peace in years and come as a result of a February pact between the Taliban and the United States, allowing US forces to withdraw in exchange for Taliban promises on terrorism.
(With Reuters)