Saudi groups step up Yemen relief role

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Updated 27 June 2020

Saudi groups step up Yemen relief role

  • The joint technical team reviews the international community’s efforts to develop Yemen and to discuss measures taken to limit the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic

RIYADH: The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided Yemen with kidney dialysis machines with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief). It will benefit 2,400 patients at a rate of 150,000 kidney dialysis sessions.
KSRelief has, since its inception to date, implemented 477 health sector projects in all of Yemen’s governorates.
The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has set up a joint technical team with the UN Development Program to work with the internationally recognized Yemeni government. SPA Riyadh
It followed a meeting between Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen and SDRPY supervisor general, Mohammed bin Saeid Al-Jabir, and deputy resident representative, Nahid Hussein, in the presence of SDRPY experts and specialists. The aim is to set up development priorities according to Yemen’s current situation. The joint technical team reviews the international community’s efforts to develop Yemen and to discuss measures taken to limit the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and mitigate its economic, health and social impact, on Yemen.
Its work also takes into account the role and significance of development and reconstruction and their implications on the country’s economic recovery.


Rights, legal frameworks on agenda of Saudi anti-trafficking workshop

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Rights, legal frameworks on agenda of Saudi anti-trafficking workshop

JEDDAH: More than 50 members of the Saudi National Committee of Workers Committees (SNCWC) benefited from a two-day workshop on the rights, responsibilities and legal frameworks regarding combating human trafficking.

Organized by the Saudi Human Rights Commission’s National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the workshop was part the SNCWC’s mandate to safeguard labor rights in the Kingdom.

Nasser Al-Jaryad, SNCWC chairman and chair of this year’s Labor20, one of the G20’s engagement groups, opened the event by affirming the SNCWC’s importance in combating human trafficking.

“It’s the committee’s mission to promote human rights in general and workers’ rights in particular. We take this mission very seriously, and we take the fight against trafficking very seriously,” he said.

Experts from various organizations participated in the training sessions.

“The IOM will spare no effort in continuing to support the Saudi anti-trafficking committee in carrying out its tasks successfully,” said Mohammed Zarkani, head of the IOM mission in Bahrain.

“We’re glad to be a key partner in the Kingdom’s effort, and we hope to build on recent momentum for the coming years.”

Sarah Al-Tamimi, vice chair of the NCCHT, said the SNCWC “has an important role to play here. Their access and insights are invaluable to the protection of workers and the fight against trafficking at large. We look forward to building on this fruitful partnership.”