Slight drop in temperatures forecast Saturday-JMD

Amman: Saturday will see a slight drop in temperatures, as the weather will remain somewhat hot almost countrywide, and hotter in the desert, the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Aqaba, Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily update.

In its report, the JMD warns of the danger of exposure to direct sunlight, as well as fires in forest areas, and leaving children unattended inside closed vehicles, even for a short period.

On Sunday, effect of the heat wave will subside countrywide and another drop in temperatures is forecast to record around their seasonal levels and the weather will be moderate over the mountainous areas and plains, and relatively hot to hot in the desert, the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Aqaba.

As for Monday, temperatures will continue to drop and the weather will be clear and moderate almost nationwide.

Also today, temperatures in the capital Amman will hit a high of 37 degrees Celsius and a low of 20?, while the port city of Aqaba will see a scorching 45?, sliding t
o 27? at night.

Source: Jordan News Agency

KSrelief Distributes 150 Shelter Bags in River Nile State, Sudan

River Nile State, The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has distributed 150 shelter bags to the neediest and displaced families inside a shelter center in Al-Damer locality in the Nile River State of the Republic of Sudan, benefiting 863 individuals, as part of a project to provide urgent shelter aid to the Republic of Sudan this year.

This comes within the framework of a series of relief and humanitarian projects implemented by the Kingdom through the KSrelief to help the brotherly Sudanese people due to the humanitarian crisis they are going through.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Makkah Health Cluster Conducts 6 Open Heart Surgeries, 68 Cardiac Catheterizations for Pilgrims in a Month

Makkah: Makkah Health Cluster provided services to more than 6,897 pilgrims who visited the emergency departments in its affiliated hospitals from the beginning of Dhu al-Qi’dah until the 1st of Dhu al-Hijjah. This is part of the comprehensive services prepared by the Ministry of Health to care for the pilgrims.

The cluster reported that 2,034 pilgrims visited healthcare centers, with six open-heart surgeries and 68 heart catheterization procedures conducted this season, ranging from therapeutic to diagnostic operations. Additionally, there were 160 kidney dialysis sessions, and health awareness teams educated over 220,000 pilgrims through various electronic means, digital screens in the Grand Mosque areas, and on-field visits in the holy capital’s streets and squares.

The cluster also noted that 805 pilgrims were admitted to hospital wards, with 176 cases admitted to intensive care units and 23 endoscopies performed for pilgrims. Only two cases of heat exhaustion were recorded.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Meets with UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

San José, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Cabinet Member, and Climate Affairs Envoy Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir met in the Costa Rican capital, San José, with UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean Peter Thomson, on the sidelines of the High-Level Event on Ocean Action.

During the meeting, they discussed aspects of cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the United Nations in various fields, especially those related to oceans and marine resources.

The meeting was attended by CEO of the National Center for Wildlife Dr. Mohammed Qurban, Saudi Ambassador to the Republic of Peru Dr. Hassan Al-Ansari, and Director General of the Office of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Khaled Al-Anqari.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Mashariq Announces Arrival of Over 300,000 Pilgrims in Makkah from 18 Countries

Makkah: Motawifs Pilgrims for South-East Asia Countries Company (Mashariq) has welcomed over 300,000 pilgrims from 18 countries to Makkah to perform Hajj.

Mashariq Board Member and CEO Waleed Mohammed Rasheedy emphasized the company’s commitment to providing maximum comfort and facilitation during pilgrims’ stay.

This, he said, comes in line with the Kingdom’s directives to care for pilgrims, Umrah performers, and visitors, ensuring the provision of top-notch services and facilities for them to perform their rituals in a spiritual atmosphere.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

IsDB Group’s ITFC Allocates $ 3.8 billion for Energy Sector Funding in 2023 for Member Countries

Jeddah: The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has allocated a total of $ 3,808 million to finance the energy sector.

This represents 55% of the total trade finance approvals for the fiscal year, prioritizing support for member countries of the IsDB Group and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), especially the least developed member countries.

The ITFC indicated today that it is working to advance progress in line with its mission to ‘promote trade and improve lives’. The corporation prioritizes raising living standards by ensuring access to adequate energy supplies. Since its establishment in 2008, the ITFC has provided over $49 billion to this key sector.

Source: Saudi Press Agency