Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian agency launches training program in Zaatari camp

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King Salman issued his directives on May 13, 2015 to establish the KSRelief to provide various humanitarian and relief programs. (SPA)
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King Salman issued his directives on May 13, 2015 to establish the KSRelief to provide various humanitarian and relief programs. (SPA)
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Updated 12 February 2020

Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian agency launches training program in Zaatari camp

  • King Salman issued his directives on May 13, 2015 to establish the KSRelief to provide various humanitarian and relief programs

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief) launched a training program for workers in Zaatari refugee camp for Syrians in Jordan.
The campaign aims to train health workers — 15 men and 14 women — in the field of first aid and cardiac recovery.
KSRelief regularly carries out such voluntary campaigns to build capacity of workers in the camp.
The center also provides medical services to 7,347 people lodged in the camp. All these steps are part of KSRelief’s comprehensive medical care program for Syrian refugees.
The Kingdom’s foreign aid efforts have always been on the rise until they hit a record in the last few years, with the volume of Saudi aid, provided impartially to 81 countries, exceeding $86 billion between 1996 and 2018.
King Salman issued his directives on May 13, 2015 to establish the KSRelief to provide various humanitarian and relief programs. Since its inception, KSRelief has implemented 1,011 projects in 44 countries. 


Saudi Arabia to host massive defense exhibition to rival IDEX

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Saudi Arabia to host massive defense exhibition to rival IDEX

  • World’s largest arms importer seeks to develop its own manufacturing sector
  • Former Farnborough Airshow CEO Shaun Ormrod has been hired as chief executive of Saudi Arabia’s biennial World Defense Show

LONDON: Saudi Arabia plans to host a massive international defense show as the world’s largest arms importer seeks to develop its own manufacturing sector.
Currently the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, is the region’s largest industry gathering, with the next one due to be held next February.

Former Farnborough Airshow CEO Shaun Ormrod has been hired as chief executive of Saudi Arabia’s biennial World Defense Show which will be held for the first time in March 2022.
Gulf states including Saudi Arabia and the UAE are investing heavily in their domestic defense industries to reduce their reliance on imports and increase the number of prized manufacturing jobs. The Kingdom, currently the third biggest spender on defense globally, aims to localize half of its military spending by 2030.
“The World Defense Show is a key milestone for Saudi Arabia as it continues to develop a sustainable local defense industry,” said Ahmad Al-Ohali, the governor of the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI).
The show’s venue, that will accommodate about 80,000 square meters of floor space, will feature demonstration facilities and the latest military kit used across land, sea and air.