Time: November 22, 2018
JEDDAH: A delegation from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Center arrived in Japan, headed by Director of Operations Support Department, Faleh Al-Subaie, reported the state-run SPA.
The visit was organized in accordance with the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and with the cooperation of the Japanese Red Cross and the Saudi Embassy in Tokyo, to make a symbolic contribution to the victims of the rains and floods that hit Japan last July.
It also aims to recognize the strong relations between Saudi Arabia and Japan at official and personal levels.
“This visit underscores the strength of the good relations between the Kingdom and Japan, the distinguished partnership between the two friendly countries, the continuation of the initiatives of the Kingdom and its positive humanitarian status in various countries, to reach all parts of the world,” said Al-Subaie
The Director General of the International Department of Japanese Red Cross Yousso Tanaka expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Kingdom, represented by KSRelief for this contribution to support the areas affected by natural disasters in Japan, indicating that it will strengthen the existing friendship between the two countries.
Meanwhile, general supervisor of KSRelief, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, met with the UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem Al-Hashemi, also the representatives of a number of international and humanitarian humanitarian organizations, at the center’s headquarters in Riyadh on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE recently launched the “Imdad” initiative for $500 million to meet Yemen’s food needs and targeting around 12 million Yemenis.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah said methods were discussed to meet the needs of the food security and nutrition sectors in the most affected areas in Yemen, mechanisms of access, especially under the control of the Houthi militia, and identify partners able to access those areas.
These methods are according to recent reports issued by the United Nations, indicating that the most vulnerable groups will be targeted children, pregnant women, nursing mothers and the elderly.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah stressed that the UN and international organizations must stand firm in the face of the violations committed by the Houthi terrorist militia that have deprived the Yemeni people of their values and restricted their freedom.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah stressed both countries keenness to help the Yemeni people in all areas, adding “a team of specialists has been formed in the two countries to develop details and mechanisms of access to the most affected groups, hoping to see the actual and positive results of the initiative soon on the ground as well as its intended impact and required effectiveness.
A separate KSRelief team also visited Saudi schools in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to inspect the educational services provided to students of Rohingya refugees.
The project aims to provide educational services to students of Rohingya minority in Malaysia through teaching the Holy Qur’an, Arabic language, computer skills, science and mathematics, in addition to enhancing their educational process and mental health.
The Saudi schools in Kuala Lumpur were established in 1991 under the umbrella of the Saudi Embassy in Malaysia.