Saudi aid center launches ‘Learn and Contribute’ campaign

Time: 09 April 2021

KSrelief chief Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah on Thursday signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority. (SPA)

KSrelief ‘only safe bridge’ to aid people abroad
RIYADH: The supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, on Thursday inaugurated the “Learn and Contribute” campaign aimed at raising donations for needy people around the world.

He also signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA).

The inauguration was attended by Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, president of SDAIA, Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, and members of the Council of Senior Scholars through video conference.

Al-Rabeeah said that KSrelief is the sole entity to receive relief, charitable and humanitarian aid going abroad, whether from government or nongovernment donors.

This ensures accurate follow-up, and the highest governance and transparency standards to ensure the delivery of aid to those most in need.

KSrelief has carried out 1,556 relief projects worth more than $5 billion, benefitting more than 513 million people around the world. The projects were implemented by KSrelief directly or through its partners in targeted countries.

Al-Rabeeah said that the center is the only safe bridge to aid people abroad.

He added that donors have the right to define the projects they wish to carry out and the partners they trust. Donations are fully allocated to the determined project, without deducting any administrative fees.

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Yemeni official thanks Saudi Arabia for clearing Houthi mines

Time: 09 April 2021

Al-Aqeeli called on the international community to pressure the Houthi militia to stop planting landmines. (SPA)

RIYADH: The director of Yemen’s National Mine Action Program on Thursday thanked Saudi Arabia for clearing mines set by the Houthi militia in Yemen.

Brig. Ameen Al-Aqeeli said mines and improvised explosive devices planted by the Iran-backed Houthi militia have so far killed more than 8,000 civilians in the country.

Al-Aqeeli called on the international community to pressure the Houthi militia to stop planting landmines, saying they have caused a humanitarian disaster in Yemen.

A total of 230,592 mines have been extracted since the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) began the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) in Yemen.

Masam’s engineering teams currently operate in nine Yemeni governorates: Marib, Al-Jawf, Shabwa, Taiz, Hodeidah, Lahij, Al-Bayda, Al-Dhale, and Saada.

Masam is just one of the many humanitarian and relief projects that the Kingdom offers through KSrelief to assist the Yemeni people and alleviate their suffering during the current crisis.

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