KSrelief to spend $2m on Yemen rehab units

KSrelief to spend $2m on Yemen rehab units
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KSRelief will spend more than $2 million equipping and operating two centers providing patients with limb prosthetics in Yemen’s Taiz. (Supplied)
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KSRelief will spend more than $2 million equipping and operating two centers providing patients with limb prosthetics in Yemen’s Taiz. (Supplied)
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Updated 17 December 2019

KSrelief to spend $2m on Yemen rehab units

KSrelief to spend $2m on Yemen rehab units
  • More than 2,100 people will benefit from the facilities

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) will spend more than $2 million equipping and operating two centers providing patients with limb prosthetics in Yemen’s Taiz and Ma’rib governorates.
More than 2,100 people will benefit from the facilities, which will be set up following an agreement on Tuesday between KSrelief and the International War and Disaster Victims Protection Association.   
The agreement was signed by KSrelief’s Assistant Supervisor General of Operations and Programs, Ahmed Al-Baiz, at KSrelief’s Riyadh headquarters.
The project will include training for Yemeni staff in making and fitting high-quality prosthetics. Local staff will also be trained in providing rehabilitation services to patients.
Head of KSrelief’s health and environmental aid department, Dr. Abdullah Al-Moallem, said that 729 high-quality upper and lower limb prosthetics will be made and fitted as part of the project. 
The project will provide physical rehabilitation for 1,300 patients and resettlement services for 73 young Yemenis who will work in centers in the two governorates.
Training programs will also be offered to 95 Yemenis on producing and installing prostheses, as well as providing physical rehabilitation services and psychological support to patients.


Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’
Updated 16 January 2021

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’
  • Al-Zahid reiterated the Kingdom’s eagerness to pursue women empowerment
  • She pointed out international markers that have proven Saudi Arabia’s progress on women’s rights

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will “soon” be appointing women as court judges, an official said, in continued social reforms over the past years.
Hind al-Zahid, undersecretary for women’s empowerment at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, said a “Saudi woman assuming a position of judge is very soon. There are initiatives on several levels.”
In an interview with Al-Arabiya, Al-Zahid reiterated the Kingdom’s eagerness to pursue women empowerment, particularly in allowing women to participate in diverse fields.
She pointed out international markers that have proven Saudi Arabia’s progress on women’s rights, particularly noting Saudi women’s participation in the Kingdom’s labor market has exceeded expectations.
Their participation rate today has reached 31 percent, and this is a very big progress. As for the civil service sectors, the Saudi women's participation rate has increased from 39 percent to 41 percent, and most of them are in the education and health sectors in addition to other sectors,” al-Zahid said.