Saudi Arabia continues humanitarian work in parts of Yemen

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Saudi Arabia has been ranked a global fifth, and first in the Arab world, for its provision of humanitarian aid. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia has been ranked a global fifth, and first in the Arab world, for its provision of humanitarian aid. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia has been ranked a global fifth, and first in the Arab world, for its provision of humanitarian aid. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia has been ranked a global fifth, and first in the Arab world, for its provision of humanitarian aid. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia has been ranked a global fifth, and first in the Arab world, for its provision of humanitarian aid. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia has been ranked a global fifth, and first in the Arab world, for its provision of humanitarian aid. (SPA)
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Updated 23 March 2020

Saudi Arabia continues humanitarian work in parts of Yemen

  • During the past week, 3,006 people benefited from the health services provided by the center

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center is carrying out water and sanitation projects in the Khokha district of Yemen’s Hodeidah governorate.
The center supplied the area with 301,000 liters of drinking water between March 13 and 19.
It also conducted fumigation campaigns to combat diseases.
KSRelief mobile nutritional medical clinics provided services in Al-Khawkhah district of Hodeidah in partnership with the Taibah Foundation for Development. During the past week, 3,006 people benefited from the health services provided by the center.  
Saudi Arabia has been ranked a global fifth, and first in the Arab world, for its provision of humanitarian aid.
Since its inception in 2015, KSRelief has implemented 432 projects in Yemen at a total cost of $2.96 billion.
KSRelief provides urgent treatment for wounded and injured Yemenis in their country, and those for whom treatment is not possible in Yemen are transferred to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region.
According to a report issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Kingdom remained the chief supporter of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) 2019, which is estimated to be $4.19 billion. 

 


Worshippers flock to reopened Prophet’s Mosque for Friday prayers

Updated 06 June 2020

Worshippers flock to reopened Prophet’s Mosque for Friday prayers

MADINAH: Hundreds of thousands of worshippers attended the first Friday prayers to be held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah since the gatherings were suspended to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

The green light for the resumption of the prayer meetings came as part of a plan to gradually reopen the Kingdom’s mosques while ensuring worshippers and visitors adhered to preventive measures.

A ban on access to the Rawdah remained in place and only groups of worshippers numbering up to a maximum of 40 percent of the mosque’s capacity were being allowed entry.

Precautionary measures also included the allocation of specific doors for the entry of worshippers, the installation of thermal cameras, removal of all carpets so that prayers could be performed on the marble, sanitization of the mosque’s floors and courtyards, periodic opening of domes and canopies to ventilate the mosque, and the removal of Zamzam water containers.

The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will be closed after evening prayers and reopened one hour before dawn prayers. Parking lots will operate at 50 percent capacity and a media awareness campaign has been launched to highlight safety procedures at the holy site.

Medical teams have also been stationed at the main entrances to the mosque in cooperation with the Ministry of Health.

Elsewhere in the Kingdom, worshippers also flocked to perform Friday prayers at mosques amid strict health measures.

On May 31, Saudi authorities reopened all mosques for prayers, except in Makkah, as part of the Kingdom’s plan for a gradual return to normal life.

Last week the minister of Islamic affairs, dawah and guidance said that the country’s mosques were ready to welcome back worshippers, following his field trips to check that necessary preparations had been made.

All worshippers must still maintain a distance of 2 meters between rows, wear masks to enter a mosque, and Friday sermons and prayers have been limited to a maximum of 15 minutes.