King Salman Center supports Yemen’s WHO membership

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre has been playing a vital role in assisting the people of Yemen. (SPA)
Updated 03 August 2016

King Salman Center supports Yemen’s WHO membership

JEDDAH: A prominent Saudi aid organisation has paid the World Health Organization contribution on behalf of Yemen for the past few years.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre has covered Yemen’s WHO contribution for the last four years equating to a total of $185,790.
Out of its moral obligations to the Yemeni people, the centre has paid the dues of Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health and Population, so the people of Yemen can continue to benefit from the latest updates in all global medical fields. This also allows the country to keep abreast of the emerging global technologies in the field of health.
The move allows the Yemeni government to ensure its membership of the world health body and continue to be an active member in the organisation by exercising its voting rights at the World Health Assembly.


Saudi Arabia’s ‘Awdah’ initiative helps over 12,790 expats return home

Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Awdah’ initiative helps over 12,790 expats return home

  • Residents with exit and re-entry visas, final exit visas and individuals with visit visas are eligible for the service
  • People can register through the Absher platform

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s initiative Awdah helped 12,798 expatriates return home amid the coronavirus travel bans, state news agency SPA reported.
The program, which means return in Arabic, was launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help stranded expats return to their home countries and received a total of 178,452 individual registrations between April 22 to June 3. Only those whose countries have agreed to receive them have been flown out.
Residents with exit and re-entry visas, final exit visas and individuals with visit visas are eligible for the service.
To register, a person must use the Absher platform to provide residency number, date of birth, phone number, city of departure and name of airport at home country, the report added.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, the General Authority of Civil Aviation and other governmental organizations are working together to help stranded expats return home.