KSRelief condemns looting of food supplies in Yemen

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Updated 31 January 2020

KSRelief condemns looting of food supplies in Yemen

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has condemned the looting of food supplies from a UN warehouse, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) said last Sunday that an armed group had stormed and stolen 127.5 tons of food supplies from one of its warehouses in the Aslem district, Hajjah governorate, which is under the control of Houthi militias.

KSRelief called on the UN and the international community to stand firmly against these violations in areas controlled by the Houthis, adding the center had previously warned that humanitarian operations in Yemen were being targeted and that militias were wreaking havoc in the country. The transgressions were unjustified, said KSRelief, and there was an outrageous disregard for the lives of people who needed food the most and who were being exposed to hunger, starvation and epidemics.

KSRelief said that Saudi Arabia, represented by the center, was the largest donor for humanitarian work in Yemen, especially to the WFP. It affirmed its continued commitment to supporting and reaching all groups and regions of Yemen to alleviate suffering.

Saudi Health Ministry announces 1,257 new coronavirus cases

Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi Health Ministry announces 1,257 new coronavirus cases

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,257 new coronavirus cases and 32 new fatalities from the disease.

The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 289,947. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 3,199. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 88 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 65 reported in Dammam and 63 in al-Hafouf.

There have been a further 1,439 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 253,478