Saudi Arabia continues humanitarian efforts in various Yemeni provinces 

KSRelief has implemented a number of social programs and activities within its Seed of Safety Project. (SPA)
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Updated 10 May 2020

Saudi Arabia continues humanitarian efforts in various Yemeni provinces 

  • KSRelief has implemented a number of social programs and activities within its Seed of Safety Project, benefiting 600 orphans in several cities

HADRAMOUT: As part of the humanitarian and relief aid provided by Saudi Arabia to the people of Yemen, a number of initiatives have been launched by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).
In coordination with the World Health Organization, the Polymerase Chain Reaction unit at the National Center for Central Public Health Laboratories in Seiyun in Hadramout province has been inaugurated to help expedite mass testing and diagnosis of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), negating the need to send samples outside the province.
The director of the center, Dr. Nabil Baibad, said the unit included four main rooms fully equipped with qualified laboratory staff, and that it would continue financing the emergency response project for hygiene and environmental sanitation across the directorates of Aden, in cooperation with the Yadan Bi Yad (Hand in Hand) Association.
In the city of Aden, KSRelief has provided the Cleaning and Improvement of Aden City Fund cleaning supplies and 112 dumpsters to be distributed across the city for the safe disposal of garbage.
The director of the Yadan Bi Yad Association, Warda Al-Sayed, called for more efforts to improve the governorate’s current health and environmental situation, and praised the cooperation of relevant authorities to ensure the success of the project’s activities, especially the support and follow-up of KSRelief.
During the holy month of Ramadan, KSRelief has implemented a number of social programs and activities within its Seed of Safety Project, benefiting 600 orphans in several cities.
Fahmi bin Mansour, executive director of Al-Khair Coalition for Humanitarian Relief, said that during the holy month of Ramadan, many initiatives had been implemented to promote solidarity, including the Taftir Program, providing food baskets and conducting inspections of orphanages as well as spreading awareness on how to deal with the threat of COVID-19 and prevent its spread.


Saudi king, crown prince congratulate president-elect of Burundi on victory

Updated 31 May 2020

Saudi king, crown prince congratulate president-elect of Burundi on victory

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday congratulated Evariste Ndayishimiye on winning the presidential election in Burundi.

The king and crown prince wished Ndayishimiye success and the people of Burundi further progress and prosperity. 

Ndayishimiye, who was the ruling party’s candidate, was on Monday declared victorious after winning 68.72 percent of the vote.

Opposition leader Agathon Rwasa received 24.19 percent.

Ndayishimiye, 52, is a former army general and will replace President Pierre Nkurunziza.