Dr. Al-Rabeeah: 70 million Women and 112 million Children Benefit from KSrelief’s Services

20/11/20

Riyadh, November 20, 2020, SPA — The Adviser at the Royal Court, Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, explained that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the KSrelief, provided humanitarian aid to more than 155 countries, amounted to $93 billion, with full neutrality, transparency, not differentiating between color, gender, shape and borders, and not linking humanitarian actions to a political or religious agenda.

This came during Dr. Al-Rabeeah’s participation today as part of the Leaders’ Summit Program, which continues its work in Riyadh, and addresses a number of issues related to the summit’s work, as he shed light today on the title “The Kingdom’s Presidency of the G20, Challenges and Achievements”.

Dr. Al-Rabeeah affirmed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was keen on caring for children and women, concentrating its humanitarian work on supporting women and education in needy countries that suffer from challenges. It was also keen on caring for children, indicating that within five years the center was able to reach more than 70 million women and 112 million children in 54 countries, indicating that the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which was adopted by our wise leadership.

He said: “The KSrelief has been mandated to be an incubator for external humanitarian volunteer work and we are living through these challenges”. He added that the KSrelief prepares medical campaigns, which will be carried out in 44 countries to help 500 thousand patients from incurable diseases such as heart diseases, pediatric surgery and orthopedics.

He also addressed the international efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, provided $500 million to support global and regional organizations, and allocated $150 million to the Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, $150 million to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization and $200 million to the organizations and international and regional health programs related to Covid-19. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has provided $220 million to support countries in need that suffer from weak health systems in Asia, Africa, Europe and America.

Dr. Al-Rabeeah reviewed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s great efforts and procedures in the internal affairs to prepare for the pandemic, starting with appropriate planning by establishing multiple and specialized committees that include governance, health and security higher committees, as well as committees for negotiation, procurement, media, and scientific and research committees, where SR400 billion have been pumped to support the working forces and volunteers who were more active to work in the health system, in addition to the expansion of training programs for workers in the health field, the main concern of which is the preservation of people and everyone who lives in Saudi Arabia.

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KSRelief sends relief packages to flood and COVID-19 victims in Pakistan’s Sindh province

15/11/20

A Pakistani official receives KSRelief donations from the Saudi aid agency on Saturday.  (SPA)

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief ) on Saturday launched a project to distribute 7,000 food baskets, weighing 287 tons, to families in need in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province.

The inauguration ceremony in Islamabad was attended by Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, the representative of Pakistan’s National Natural Disaster Management Authority, Mohammed Idrees Mahsud, and KSrelief director in Pakistan, Dr. Khalid Al-Othmani.

In a press statement, Al-Malki said that the project will distribute food baskets to 42,000 individuals who have been affected by the heavy rains and floods and the coronavirus in seven regions across Sindh, in accordance with the directions of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Mahsud thanked King Salman on behalf of the Pakistani government and people and stressed the Kingdom’s continuous support for his country.

This project is part of the Saudi aid provided for brotherly and friendly countries and people in times of crisis and distress.

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KSrelief WASH Project Continues in Hajjah

14/11/20

HAJJAH, YEMEN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) continues to implement a vital WASH sector project in the districts of Midi, Abs, Harad, and Hayran, all of which are located in the Hajjah governorate.

From 22 to 28 September, the camp was provided with 728,200 liters of home-use water and 496,000 liters of drinking water for 6,320 beneficiaries.

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KSrelief’s MASAM Teams Continue to Deactivate Explosive Devices in Yemen

03/11/20

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: During the fourth week of October 2020, MASAM project teams from King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) deactivated a total of 1,254 explosive devices, including 9 antipersonnel mines, 105 anti-vehicle mines, one improvised explosive device and 1,139 pieces of unexploded ordnance. Since the project began in June 2018, MASAM teams have deactivated a total of 195,271 Houthi militia-planted devices.

Militia groups have deployed more than a million explosive devices in populated areas throughout Yemen during the ongoing conflict there. These devices have killed and wounded many innocent civilians and remain a serious threat to the safety and security of Yemen.

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KSrelief Signs Joint Agreement with UNFPA to Support Women in Yemen

28/10/20

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) virtually signed today a joint agreement with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to implement a project to provide emergency services for women and girls affected by gender-based violence in Yemen.

The agreement was signed by the Supervisor General of KSrelief, Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, and the UNFPA’s Deputy Executive Director for Management, Mr. Ib Petersen.

The goal of the agreement is to help women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence to reintegrate into society, providing them with psychological and social support through a range of services. It also aims to help strengthen protection mechanisms for women and girls in Yemen to prevent and limit the spread of gender-based violence. The agreement includes vocational and professional training programs to empower at-risk women and girls by enhancing their skills and capabilities. The project will provide support to 28,640 women and girls from the governorates of Aden, Shabwah, Lahij, Al Mahrah, Ma’rib and Hadramawt.

This agreement is part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ongoing commitment to providing comprehensive support to the Yemeni people, especially women and children.

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145 Aid Trucks Have Arrived to Yemen though Al Wadiah Port

17/10/20

AL WADIAH, YEMEN: A convoy of aid trucks from King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) recently crossed into Yemen from the Al Wadiah port of entry. During the third quarter of 2020, 145 trucks have entered Yemen through this land port bound for the Aden, Ma’rib, Lahij, Al Hudaydah, Sa’dah, Hajjah, Dhale and Hadramawt governorates. Cargo has included 2,200 tons of dates, 128 tons of medical aid, 935.5 tons of shelter aid and 657.2 tons of other food aid to provide shelter support and food security to targeted beneficiaries.

KSrelief has implemented more than 400 impartial, multisectoral humanitarian initiatives across Yemen, alleviating the suffering of millions of people in urgent need of help.

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KSrelief Signs an Agreement to Combat Blindness in Eight Countries

Time: 04 October 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) signed today an agreement with Al Basar International Foundation to implement projects to combat blindness and the diseases which causing it in eight countries around the globe from 2020 to 2021.

The agreement was signed by KSrelief’s Assistant Supervisor General of Planning and Development, Dr. Aqeel Al Ghamdi, and the Secretary General of Al Basar International Foundation, Dr. Adel bin Abdulaziz Al Rashoud.

Dr. Al Ghamdi stated that according to the agreement, 30 medical campaigns will be implemented with the participation of Saudi volunteers and doctors in Yemen, the Philippines, Congo (Kinshasa), Bangladesh, Sudan, Djibouti, Rwanda, and Burundi. Approximately 12,000 surgeries are expected to be performed, and 30,000 pairs of eyeglasses will be dispensed; the total number of beneficiaries is will be around 150,000.

Dr. Al Ghamdi added that this agreement comes as an extension of the relief and humanitarian work carried out by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to alleviate the suffering of the needy and to provide treatment for the sick and injured around the world.

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Saudi photographer reveals unfamiliar tourist sites in the south of the Kingdom

Time: 29 September 2020

  • Hassan Haroobi calls for investing in photography to develop visual culture
  • Nature is a divine beauty that encourages creativity and photography

MAKKAH: Hassan Haroobi began taking photographs in 2013, having had a “passion for photography” since his childhood.

“I got my first camera in 2013 and the regions which I took photos of reflect the beauty of the southern region of our beloved Kingdom, especially in the Harub province in eastern Jazan, 110 kilometers away from the city,” he told Arab News.

He has taken many distinguished photos since starting out, including one of a giant moon, and the famous photo of the student that lately circulated on social media. “Nature is a divine beauty that encourages creativity and photography,” he sphaid.

Any person who loves photography seeks to capture everlasting photos to show nature to the whole world, be it plants, animals, seas, soil, water, or air, he said.

“This is why nature is like a treasure granted by God for humans to benefit, and nature is our source of living,” said Haroobi.

He added: “It is from nature that people get natural resources to procure all their needs. It is from nature that they take materials they use in their daily life. This is why life is like a big store for whatever the human needs to live, starting from his food, and ending with things that he produces and uses. The human is an important part of nature and is an extension to it.”

The first thing a photographer needs to think of before going out to take pictures is “what is the best moment to take an extraordinary picture?” he said.

“This is something that some people consider trivial, for we can take photos anytime we want. Yes, this does not contradict reality; however everything has its suitable moments so that it would be done in the best way,” he added.

FASTFACTS

• Hassan Haroobi began taking photographs in 2013.

• He has taken many distinguished photos since starting out, including one of a giant moon, and the famous photo of the student that lately circulated on social media.

• Haroobi considers sunrise or sunset the perfect time for photography.

He noted that photography was a widespread art. Professional photographers, or those aiming to become one, should be organized in everything they do, he said, from planning the location, preparing the camera, and ensuring enough and suitable equipment for every photo session.

As for the best time to take photos, Haroobi said the “golden hour” before sunrise or sunset is perfect, especially with for portraits and landscapes with smooth, easily controlled light.

Photography in Saudi Arabia has become available to everyone through modern mobile devices, and anybody can become a professional photographer, he said.

“Photography does not depend on the type of camera; it primarily depends on the vision and perception of the photographer on how he takes the picture, what he will focus on, and how he will shed light on a certain part while discarding other less important parts,” he said.

He pointed out that taking into consideration the basic conditions of photography rather than the camera itself would turn a picture from an ordinary one to a professional one.

“Although using a professional camera would render the photo more brilliant and professional, it would not alone produce the beauty, for it could give worse results than the mobile if the user ignores photography techniques,” said Haroobi. “Because mobiles and simple cameras are designed to make autocorrections, and it is exactly like in painting where skills lie in the painter and not the pen.”

He advised photographers of both genders not to go out and take pictures during rainy days and storms, especially in mountains, for the southern regions of the Kingdom witness difficult and possibly dangerous conditions.

The photographer also called on increasing investment in the art of photography by organizing competitions for the most beautiful pictures.

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KSrelief Signs Joint Cooperation Agreement with IOM

Time: 29  September 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) signed today a USD 15 million joint cooperation agreement with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to implement a number of projects in Yemen. The projects, which will include the shelter, education and camp coordination sectors, will be implemented in the governorates of Ma’rib, Aden, Lahij and Hadramawt, and will assist  224,918 beneficiaries. The agreement, which was signed virtually, is being funded as part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s contribution to the UN Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan 2020.

Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of KSrelief, signed the agreement on behalf of the center, while IOM Director General, Mr. António Vitorino, signed on behalf of his organization.

The agreement aims to provide emergency assistance and response to internally displaced persons (IDPs), improving their access to educational services, supporting the continuity of these services, and helping Yemen’s education sector meet the needs of IDPs suffering from the effects of their displacement.

This agreement is just one way in which KSrelief is implementing vital aid projects in many countries, including Yemen, in partnership with the IOM. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, provides comprehensive, impartial assistance throughout Yemen and around the world, serving all in need through a wide range of humanitarian and relief projects.

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KSrelief Continues to Support Hajjah Health Center

Time: 28  September 2020

HAJJAH, YEMEN: The Al Ja’dah Health Center in Yemen’s Hajjah governorate continues to provide comprehensive health care services to area residents. The facility is supported by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) in partnership with the Taybah Foundation for Development.

From 10-16 September, the clinics provided treatment as follows: 673 patients in the ER, 350 in internal medicine, 113 in injury treatment, 81 in reproductive health, 640 in nursing services and 303 in the clinics for epidemic diseases. There were 5 waste disposal activities, 3 patients received blood transfusions, and 11 utilized the medical referral system. The obstetrics clinic received 6 patients, the therapeutic nutrition clinic received 59 patients, and the mobile clinics served 379 patients.

The clinic also dispensed prescriptions for 1,620 patients and provided lab testing services for 548 patients. The health awareness-raising and education department saw 1,123 people.

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