Saudi governor opens new initiative to help coronavirus-affected families in Qassim

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal bin Abdul Aziz
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Updated 20 April 2020

Saudi governor opens new initiative to help coronavirus-affected families in Qassim

  • Prince Faisal praised the initiative that allocated SR250 million ($66 million) in the first phase

BURAIDAH: Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal bin Abdul Aziz inaugurated an initiative in Buraidah on Sunday to assist families affected by the measures taken to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The initiative was under the umbrella of the community fund that was recently launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development to help families across the Kingdom.
Prince Faisal praised the initiative that allocated SR250 million ($66 million) in the first phase, which will focus on helping the most-affected families until the end of the crisis.
Fahd Al-Mutlaq, director of the ministry’s branch in Qassim, expressed his appreciation for this initiative.
He talked about the support of Prince Faisal and the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Ahmed Al-Rajhi, who launched the community fund to activate the role of the societal responsibility of the nonprofit sector amid the global pandemic, promote national partnerships and support the governmental efforts to mitigate the impact of the crisis.

 


Saudi Arabia: Requests from 160 nationalities have been screened to select Hajj pilgrims

Updated 12 min 42 sec ago

Saudi Arabia: Requests from 160 nationalities have been screened to select Hajj pilgrims

  • Of the pilgrims who will receive approval, 70 percent will be non-Saudis and 30 percent will be Saudi citizens
  • The requests were sorted in accordance with high standards that will ensure the safety and health of pilgrims

RIYADH: Requests from people of 160 nationalities in the Kingdom have been screened electronically to select who will perform Hajj this year, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on Sunday.

The requests were sorted in accordance with high standards that will ensure the safety and good health of pilgrims.

The deadline for all applications was July 10 and the main criterion for selection is good health.

Of the pilgrims who will receive approval, 70 percent will be non-Saudis residing in the Kingdom and the remaining 30 percent will be Saudi citizens.