Organization of Islamic Cooperation fund approves 11 projects in 8 member states

Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen. (SPA)
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Updated 05 July 2020

Organization of Islamic Cooperation fund approves 11 projects in 8 member states

  • Yemen, Niger, Palestine, Uganda, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Egypt, and Afghanistan are the beneficiaries of the development aid

JEDDAH: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, has approved funds for 11 projects in eight member states. It is part of the support provided by the OIC through the Islamic Solidarity Fund (ISF), which is one of its subsidiary bodies.
The ISF’s executive director, Ibrahim Al-Khuzaim, said that the approved projects covered the education, health, and social sectors, adding that the 63rd and 64th sessions of the ISF’s permanent council had endorsed the projects.
Yemen, Niger, Palestine, Uganda, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Egypt, and Afghanistan are the beneficiaries of the development aid.
The ISF’s vision is to advance Muslim communities and provide material assistance to support them socially and culturally. The body also provides urgent humanitarian assistance to Muslim countries and societies exposed to disasters and crises.
The aid reflects the OIC’s solidarity with these countries and the ISF’s interest in achieving human development and raising the level of Muslims in the world, in addition to developing human capabilities in the social, economic, educational, cultural, and health fields. 


Saudi Arabia announces 34 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 13 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 34 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 260,393
  • A total of 3,303 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 34 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,482 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 86 were recorded in the capital Riyadh, 77 in Jeddah, 63 in Hail and 60 in Hufof.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 260,393 after 3,124 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,303 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.