KSRelief to distribute Eid gifts among orphans in Yemen

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KSRelief signs agreement to implement Eid Kiswa project in Yemen.
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KSRelief to implement Eid Kiswa project 'Their Happiness is Our Hope' in Yemen.
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Updated 07 July 2020

KSRelief to distribute Eid gifts among orphans in Yemen

  • The center is carrying out a series of such programs to support orphans around the world

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed an agreement on Tuesday to implement a project entitled “Their Happiness is Our Hope”, which will provide Eid kiswa (gifts) to orphans in war-hit Yemen.

“KSRelief signed an agreement with the Al-Khair Charity for Humanitarian Relief to carry out the project for the upcoming Eid Al-Adha festival,” Nasser Al-Nafe, a KSRelief spokesman told Arab News.

The agreement was signed by KSrelief’s assistant supervisor general (Operations and Programs), Ahmed Al-Baiz.

Fahad Al-Osaimy, head of KSRelief’s Urgent Aid Department, said Eid gifts will be distributed to 84,750 beneficiaries, including orphans in the governorates of Aden, Hadhramaut, Lahij, Hodeidah, Mahrah, Ma’rib, Shabwah, Abyan, Taiz and Ad Dali.

The center is carrying out a series of such programs to support orphans around the world.

This initiative is just one of many humanitarian projects implemented by KSRelief in Yemen, he said.

Meanwhile, the center’s landmine clearance project (Masam) continues to deactivate explosive devices in Yemen.

During the first week of July, teams deactivated a total of 1,092 explosive devices, including 3 anti-personnel mines, 298 anti-vehicle mines, 17 improvised explosive devices and 774 pieces of unexploded ordnance.

Since the project began in June 2018, the Masam teams have deactivated a total of 172,823 mines planted by the Iranian-backed Houthis.

Houthi militants have deployed more than 1 million explosive devices in populated areas throughout Yemen during the conflict, according to the center.

These devices have killed or seriously injured many innocent civilians and remain a serious threat to safety and security in Yemen.


Saudi Arabia’s civil defense rescues hundreds from floods after torrential rain

Updated 05 August 2020

Saudi Arabia’s civil defense rescues hundreds from floods after torrential rain

  • More than 600 people have been provided with shelter
  • The Asir region was the hardest hit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s civil defense has saved almost 700 people after torrential rain caused flooding in several areas of the Kingdom.
Between July 26 to Aug. 4, 77 people including 11 families, have been rescued in Makkah, Madinah, Asir, Jazan, and Al-Baha, the media center of the General Directorate of Civil Defense said Wednesday.
More than 600 people have been provided with shelter, including three families.
The Asir region was the hardest hit and had the highest number of rescues, while the lowest was Madinah with one rescue.
The center said eight committees have been formed in a number of affected areas to limit the damage and losses from the rain.
Civil defense called on citizens and residents in areas experiencing torrential rains in the Kingdom to take precautions and not to walk in the valleys or wide and avoid torrents of water, to move away from areas exposed to flooding caused by heavy rains.