UN announces 2024 as International Year of Camelids

UN announces 2024 as International Year of Camelids
Camels are pictured with a drone during the annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 160 kilometres east of Riyadh, on January 7, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 17 August 2020

UN announces 2024 as International Year of Camelids

UN announces 2024 as International Year of Camelids
  • The initiative by the UN General Assembly was made after a recommendation by the FAO

JEDDAH: The UN has designated 2024 as International Year of Camelids to highlight their important role in communities.

The UN allocated the year within its policy of identifying and allocating years to specific themes to focus the world’s attention to them. The initiative was welcomed by Fahad F. Bin Hithleen, founder and president of the International Camel Organization (ICO), a non-profit organization.

The ICO's board of directors and members are keen to ensure that programs and events are in line with the goals set by the UN for the International Year of Camelids, Bin Hithleen said.

Important goals include the protection of ecosystems, combating desertification, stopping land degradation and biodiversity loss, ensuring the provision of food security, improved nutrition and sustainable agriculture, in cooperation with international organizations and associations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).

The initiative by the UN General Assembly was made after a recommendation by the FAO.


Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib
Updated 17 January 2021

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib
  • Earlier in January, KSrelief also distributed 5,049 cartons of dates in Marib, Hodeidah and Taiz provinces
  • Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed more than 35 tons of food aid to people in Yemen’s Marib province, state news agency SPA reported.
Earlier in January, KSrelief also distributed 5,049 cartons of dates in Marib, Hodeidah and Taiz provinces, helping thousands of families.
It also continued to ensure basic health services in public schools and fight malnutrition among students and educational staff in Yemen’s Aden governorate.
Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion. The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).