General Directorate of Civil Defense has implemented a detailed plan to spread
preventive awareness between the pilgrims and those in their service, and to ensure
their safety while they are at their residence or traveling through the holy sites.
This plan was carried out through many activities and programs in all
pilgrimage areas and the roads leading to them. Also, many visits to the
pilgrims’ residence locations have been arranges in collaboration with relevant
bodies such as the Tawafa establishment for external pilgrims,
Department of Health, the private sector and all other institutions concerned
with the service of the pilgrims, to provide lectures by specialists aiming at explaining the
work of occupational safety, specially safety while driving motorcycles,
and guidelines that should be followed by pilgrims during the Hajj season. Safety
Awareness lectures were also offered to the governmental agencies involved in
the service of the guests of Allah.
Moreover, Publications, leaflets
and posters of awareness materials were distributed. Around 180,000 posters of
A4 size were printed and 30 thousand posters (70 in 50 cm), containing
awareness materials, were printed. This year, new large-scale billboards with
awareness phrases written in large font have been placed on the Al-Khayef mosque as well as the Civil Defense centers throughout
the holy sites in order to be visible to the pilgrims from long distances.
These awareness messages were prepared in six different languages as well as
sign language, using the signs of (right and wrong) to guide the pilgrims to
the correct and incorrect behavior. Awareness films were also produced, and a
number of media outlets were provided with a copy thereof to be broadcast
during the Hajj season. Similarly, electronic screens, which cover all sites,
Ash Shimaisi area and the Holy Mosque, were used to spread awareness and
display videos that included instructions to abide by the safety measures.
This year, the General Directorate
of Civil Defense has established a permanent awareness center in the campus
under the slogan "Salameh"(Safety). The center aims to spreading
awareness and prevention among pilgrims and those working in their service in
general, increase educational doses, to increasing the educational information
provided to the pilgrims, as well as working on raising their cultural
awareness regarding preventive measures, via the distribution of awareness and
safety guidelines publications among the guests of Allah.