KSRelief team performs 13 heart surgeries in Tanzania

Time: December 08, 2019

A medical team of KSRelief on Saturday performed 13, including five open-heart, surgeries on children suffering from congenital heart diseases in Tanzania. (SPA)
  • Campaign to treat eye diseases in Morocco underway

JEDDAH: A medical team of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Saturday performed 13, including five open-heart, surgeries on children suffering from congenital heart diseases in Tanzania.

Since the launch of the medical campaign in Tanzania, the KSRelief teams have performed 55 operations to help people who cannot afford to pay for expensive medical procedures.

On Saturday, a KSRelief team performed 172 eye surgeries in Morocco’s Chichaoua province. The campaign in Morocco has been organized in cooperation with Al-Basar International Foundation.

Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts exerted through KSRelief have reached 45 countries to date, through 1,062 projects, most allocated to Yemen.

The total Saudi assistance to Yemen since May 2015 amounted to $16 billion in humanitarian and development aid, in addition to supporting refugees, providing funds to Yemen’s central bank and supporting the Yemeni economy.

Mobile nutrition clinics of KSRelief continue to provide treatment services in Sana’a governorate, in partnership with the Tiba Development Foundation. The total number of medical nutrition clinic beneficiaries thus far has reached 1,511.

KSRelief is also carrying out several water and sanitation projects across Yemen. On Friday, KSRelief provided ambulances to Aden, Taiz and Hodeidah governorates.

HIGHLIGHTS

• KSRelief is carrying out 1,062 projects in 45 countries.

• The total Saudi assistance to Yemen since May 2015 amount to $16 billion.

• KSRelief is also carrying out several water and sanitation projects across Yemen.

• The center is also supporting dialysis centers in Yemen.

Yemeni Health Minister Dr. Nasser Ba’oom hailed the support of Saudi Arabia through KSRelief.

The center is supporting the Yemeni health sector in coordination with Yemen’s High Relief Committee.

According to KSRelief, it provides dialysis solutions and other medications necessary for treating chronic diseases to Yemen.

KSRelief provides urgent treatment for wounded and injured Yemenis in their country, and those for whom treatment is not possible in Yemen are transferred to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region.

The center has implemented numerous health projects in Taiz, including support for Al-Thawra Hospital, which the center has provided with equipment, supplies and medicines. The first phase of support to the hospital’s orthopedic department alone amounted to $3.15 million.

When a recent shipment of dialysis solutions was stolen by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias, KSRelief acted quickly to provide Al-Thawra Hospital with a replacement shipment. KSRelief also provided support to the Al-Jomhory Hospital and other regional health centers in Taiz.

KSRelief’s support for dialysis centers throughout Yemen is continuing as a second phase of support provides six month’s worth of medical supplies. Fuel is also being distributed to 95 health facilities across Yemen in cooperation with the World Health Organization.

KSRelief’s projects cover many areas of the medical sector including primary healthcare and maternal and pediatric healthcare programs implemented in collaboration with UNICEF.

KSRelief also extended support to the Artificial Limbs Centers in Taiz, Aden, Mukalla and Sanaa in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and is currently preparing a new Artificial Limbs Center in Taiz.

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KSRelief to work with Islamic counter-terror alliance

Time: December 06, 2019

A medical team from the King Salman Relief Center performs surgeries on children from poor families in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (SPA)

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has signed an agreement with the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition to implement joint programs and develop a strategic partnership.

The agreement was signed in Riyadh by Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah, KSrelief’s general supervisor, and Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Moghedi, secretary-general of the coalition.

Both organizations will work on initiatives and programs of common interest, conferences, seminars and lectures, capacity-building and joint training programs, and advisory and voluntary services.

Maj. Gen. Mohammad Al-Moghedi said that the agreement will enhance the integration and strategic partnership between the counter-terror alliance and KSRelief as well as extending cooperation and coordination on various levels.

The coalition is striving to develop links with local and international Islamic organizations, he said.

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Saudi concludes successful campaign to treat blindness in Pakistan

Time: December 02, 2019

The KSRelief concluded a five-day campaign to treat blindness in Khairpur, Sindh. (Photo Courtesy of KS Relief Twitter Account)
  • More than 6,000 residents treated by staff as part of the initiative
  • KSRelief, international charity, sign similar deals for seven other countries

KARACHI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) concluded a five-day campaign to treat blindness in Khairpur, Sindh province where thousands of beneficiaries thanked Saudi Arabia for the initiative, officials said on Monday.

“This was huge camp where a large part of the poor population got the most expensive treatment for free,” Rizwan Ahmed Baloch, the camp manager told Arab News, adding that people couldn’t afford the expensive treatment which is unavailable at government hospitals and costs Rs25,000 at private health facilities.

The KSRelief concluded a five-day campaign to treat blindness in Khairpur, Sindh. (Photo Courtesy of KS Relief Twitter Account)

“Eyes are priceless and only those having problem can feel its importance. The patients were very thankful but they said were expecting more such camps,” Baloch said.

In September, Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief had signed 16 deals with

Al-Basar International Foundation – which is an international health charity – to implement the medical programs in Bangladesh, Yemen, Cameroon, Nigeria, Morocco, Eritrea, and Pakistan.

The KSRelief concluded a five-day campaign to treat blindness in Khairpur, Sindh. (Photo Courtesy of KS Relief Twitter Account)

In Pakistan, the campaign’s medical team treated 6,295 people, including 3,302 men and 2,993 women, by performing 401 surgeries, distributing 3,500 eye drops and 1,450 glasses in non-surgical cases.

In a message posted on Twitter on Tuesday, KSRelief said that the eye procedures conducted during the Kharipur campaign included lens replacement surgery, too.

Dr. Nafisa Shah, central information secretary of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and a National Assembly member from Khairpur, visited the camp on Monday last week and commender the facilities on offer.

“I am thankful to KSRelief for its services to the people of my area,” she said before requesting the center to conduct more such campaigns and hold screenings for other diseases, especially hepatitis, as well.

In the past two decades, Saudi Arabia has spent $87 billion in humanitarian aid to 81 countries.

According to data provided by KSRelief, since 2014, more than 1,011 humanitarian aid programs – worth $3.5 billion – have benefitted residents in 44 countries, primarily Yemen, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Iraq.

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KSRelief sets up mobile clinics to treat Yemenis

Time: December 01, 2019 

Yemenis receive treatment at a temporary health care facility established in a camp in Sanaa, Yemen on Saturday. (SPA)
  • Water and sanitation projects continue in full swing

SANAA: Saudi Arabia is leaving no stone unturned to provide humanitarian aid throughout Yemen without any discrimination.

In this regard, the Kingdom has launched several projects through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) to alleviate the suffering of the people of the war-torn country.

On Saturday, KSRelief continued the implementation of a water and sanitation project at Khaniq Camp in Sanaa in collaboration with the Taybah Foundation for Development.

Between Nov. 21 and 27, 171,500 liters of water for domestic use and 122,500 liters of potable water were pumped and tons of garbage was transported to landfill sites.

KSRelief has also established mobile clinics at the camp where a large number of people have been given necessary medical care. The emergency department received 420 people while 998 patients were given medications for different ailments. A mobile laboratory has also been established to carry out tests.

HIGHLIGHTS

• KSRelief continued the implementation of a water and sanitation project at Khaniq Camp in Sanaa.

• Between Nov. 21 and Nov. 27, 171,500 liters of water for domestic use and 122,500 liters of potable water were pumped.

• The center has implemented numerous health projects in Taiz.

• On Nov. 23, KSRelief signed a deal with the Selah Foundation for Development to send SR3.2 million worth of winter aid packages to Yemen.

KSRelief provides urgent treatment for wounded and injured Yemenis in their country, and those for whom treatment is not possible in Yemen are transferred to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region.

The center has implemented numerous health projects in Taiz, including support for Al-Thawra Hospital, which the center has provided with equipment, supplies and medicines.

The first phase of support to the hospital’s orthopedic department alone amounted to $3.15 million.

On Nov. 23, KSRelief signed a deal with the Selah Foundation for Development to send SR3.2 million worth of winter aid packages to Yemen.

The aid package will include 5,600 blankets, jackets and children’s hats to be distributed among displaced and poor families in Sanaa, Al-Bayda, Taiz, Marib, Al-Jawf, Dhale, Shabwa, Hadramout, Lahij, Aden and Al-Mahrah.

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KSRelief provides shelter support for displaced in Yemen

Time: November 30, 2019

KSRelief has launched a shelter assistance project for displaced people in the Amran and Joaf governorates of Yemen. (SPA)
  • The program seeks to improve the living conditions of the displaced families

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has launched a shelter assistance project for displaced people in the Amran and Joaf governorates of Yemen, consisting of 800 blankets and 200 rugs, benefiting some 4,800 people.

The program, launched in cooperation with Al-Khair Group for Humanitarian Relief, seeks to improve the living conditions of the displaced families.

Meanwhile, the general medical clinics of KSRelief have recently provided medical services to 7,347 people lodged in Zaatari refugee camp in Amman.

This is part of the comprehensive medical care program provided by the center to Syrian refugees in Jordan.

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Saudi aid agency reveals plan to support health sector in Yemen

Time: November 29, 2019

KSRelief’s support for dialysis centers throughout Yemen is continuing as a second phase of support provides six month’s worth of medical supplies. (SPA)

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has revealed a plan to support the health sector in Yemen, in coordination with Yemen’s High Relief Committee.

“Since the current humanitarian crisis began in Yemen, KSRelief has been providing support throughout the country, including extensive aid to the Taiz governorate,” the KSRelief media center told Arab News.

“Iranian-backed Houthi militias have inflicted great damage to the country’s infrastructure, including the health care sector. To address this issue, KSRelief in coordination with Yemen’s High Relief Committee, representing Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health and Population, has developed a strategic plan to support both the public and private health sectors,” the center said. “Our goal is to deliver health care services to all Yemenis. We aim to reduce the spread of epidemic diseases, supply medical facilities with equipment, supplies, medicines and intravenous (IV) fluids.”

According to KSRelief, it provides dialysis solutions and other medications necessary for treating chronic diseases to Yemen.

“An 80-ton convoy of five aid trucks from KSRelief carrying 300 different kinds of medicines, IV fluids, dialysis solutions and medical supplies has reached Taiz to strengthen the capacity of the governorate’s health care services,” it said.

KSRelief provides urgent treatment for wounded and injured Yemenis in their country, and those for whom treatment is not possible in Yemen are transferred to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region.

The center has implemented numerous health projects in Taiz, including support for Al-Thawra Hospital, which the center has provided with equipment, supplies and medicines. The first phase of support to the hospital’s orthopedic department alone amounted to $3.15 million.

When a recent shipment of dialysis solutions was stolen by the Houthi militias, KSRelief acted quickly to provide Al-Thawra Hospital with a replacement shipment. KSRelief also provided support to the Al-Jomhory Hospital and other regional health centers in Taiz.

KSRelief’s support for dialysis centers throughout Yemen is continuing as a second phase of support provides six month’s worth of medical supplies. Fuel is also being distributed to 95 health facilities across Yemen in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO).

KSRelief’s projects cover many areas of the medical sector including primary healthcare and maternal and pediatric healthcare programs implemented in collaboration with UNICEF. It has also provided treatment to Yemeni patients suffering from eye diseases. The first phase of the latter project is now complete and the second is underway, the center said.

KSRelief has also provided Al-Thawra Hospital with an oxygen generation plant in a project carried out in collaboration with WHO, run an immunization program for children under the age of five implemented with UNICEF, and a country-wide cholera treatment and prevention program was implemented jointly with WHO and UNICEF.

KSRelief also extended support to the Artificial Limbs Centers in Taiz, Aden, Mukalla and Sana’a in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and is currently preparing a new Artificial Limbs Center in Taiz.

“KSRelief is keen to ensure that healthcare services are available throughout Yemen, and continues to enable the provision of comprehensive, impartial healthcare services to all in need, in coordination with its local and international partners,” said the media center.

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Thousands benefit from KSRelief medical camp in Sindh

Time: November 28, 2019 

Doctors are examining eye patients at King Salman Relief camp at civil hospital Khairpur, in southern Sindh province of Pakistan on November 28, 2019 (AN Photo supplied by Rizwan Ahmed Baloch)
  • 550 patients have undergone free of cost eye surgery
  • The campaign kicked off on Sunday and concludes on Thursday

KARACHI: Hundreds of blind patients have undergone eye surgery and regained vision in Khairpur, Sindh, during a medical campaign by King Salman Relief Center.
Over 5,000 outpatients have been examined and 550 operated on since Sunday, Medical Superintendent (MS) Khairpur, Dr. Kaleemullah Memon, told Arab News on Thursday.
“Eyes are a blessing, I cannot express in words how happy we are with this campaign against blindness in our impoverished district, where expensive treatment is unaffordable for the majority,” he said, as he praised the campaign: “This is such a great initiative. The people are very happy and thankful to the Saudi government.”

Doctors are examining eye patients at King Salman Relief camp at civil hospital Khairpur, in southern Sindh province of Pakistan on November 28, 2019 (AN Photo supplied by Rizwan Ahmed Baloch)

Rizwan Ahmed Baloch, manager of the camp, said the patients also received free medicines and glasses.
“There is a massive response, showing how important this camp is for the local community,” Baloch told Arab News.
The five-day campaign to combat blindness will run through Thursday.
Dr. Nafisa Shah, central information secretary of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and a National Assembly member from Khairpur, said she visited the camp on Monday and was impressed with the facilities offered to the patients.
“I am thankful to KSRelief for its services to the people of my area,” she said, adding she would request King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center to not only repeat this campaign but also hold screenings for other diseases, especially hepatitis.

Doctors are examining eye patients at King Salman Relief camp at civil hospital Khairpur, in southern Sindh province of Pakistan on November 28, 2019 (AN Photo supplied by Rizwan Ahmed Baloch)

On Tuesday, KSRelief said on Twitter that the eye procedures conducted during the Kharipur campaign included lens replacement surgery.
The five-day campaign to combat blindness will run through Thursday.

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KSRelief to send SR3.2m worth of winter aid packages to Yemenis

Time: November 23, 2019

Signing of the winter bag project accord between KSRelief and the Selah Foundation for Development. (Supplied)

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Thursday signed a SR3.24 million ($865,000) agreement to distribute winter aid packages in Yemen.

The winter bag project accord, inked with the Selah Foundation for Development, will see 5,600 parcels of blankets, jackets, and children’s hats delivered to 33,600 displaced and poor families in Sanaa, Al-Bayda, Taiz, Marib, Al-Jawf, Dhale, Shabwa, Hadramout, Lahij, Aden, and Al-Mahrah.

The agreement was signed by KSRelief’s assistant supervisor general for operations and programs, Ahmed bin Ali Al-Baiz, at the center’s premises in Riyadh, and is part of the Kingdom’s efforts, represented by KSRelief, to relieve the suffering of Yemenis during the cold winter period.

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Saudi, Yemeni officials discuss relief projects

Time: November 14, 2019

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, KSRelief chief, and Abed Araqib Fateh, chairman of Yemen’s High Relief Committee, discuss ways to improve the istribution system in distributing relief aid in Yemen. (SPA)

RIYADH: The supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, met on Tuesday with Yemen’s Minister of Local Administration and Chairman of the High Relief Committee Abed Araqib Fateh.

They discussed various humanitarian topics, including current relief operations in Yemen. Fateh thanked Saudi Arabia’s leadership and KSRelief for the impartial humanitarian support being provided to all Yemenis in need.

He said during the meeting, discussions took place about KSRelief’s “plans to support the humanitarian situation in Yemen, both in the field of emergency relief and economic recovery.”

They also discussed KSRelief’s volunteer surgical campaigns for heart and eye disease treatment in Hadramout, and talked about ways to strengthen these campaigns.

The center is continuing to implement a water and sanitation program in Hodeidah and Naham governorates, benefiting 34,614 people.

Meanwhile, the emergency medical nutrition clinics of KSRelief are continuing to provide medical services in those governorates, in partnership with the Taibah Development Foundation.

This comes within the framework of humanitarian and relief projects being provided by Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief, to the Yemeni people to improve their living conditions during the current humanitarian crisis.

The center also delivered 30 tons of medicines and various medical supplies to the Health and Population Office in Shabwah governorate.

The governorate’s Undersecretary Dr. Abdulqawi Lamrouk praised KSRelief’s roles in supporting Shabwah’s health sector. He also expressed his appreciation for the Saudi leadership’s support of Yemen.

Meanwhile, KSRelief has completed the distribution of school bags and stationery to the children of Syrian refugees in Azraq camp in Jordan, benefiting 8,000 students in 15 schools for boys and girls.

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KSRelief’s health drive underway in Yemen

Time: October 31, 2019  

Sixty-nine children from different governorates in Yemen will undergo the surgeries. (File/SPA)
  • Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts exerted through KSRelief have reached 45 countries to date, through 1,062 projects, most allocated to Yemen

SAYEUN: Medical teams of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday performed eight surgeries to fix congenital deformities of the urinary tract in children in Yemen’s Seiyun General Hospital.

Sixty-nine children from different governorates in Yemen will undergo the surgeries. Abdul Hadi Al-Tamimi, an assistant undersecretary for Hadhramaut governorate, thanked KSRelief for supporting the Yemeni people.

He said the continuous humanitarian support provided by Saudi Arabia confirms the depth of relations between the two peoples. Beneficiaries thanked KSRelief for its services and humanitarian work in Yemen. SPA Sayeun

Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts exerted through KSRelief have reached 45 countries to date, through 1,062 projects, most allocated to Yemen.

The total Saudi assistance to Yemen since May 2015 amounted to $16 billion in humanitarian and development aid, in addition to supporting refugees, providing funds to Yemen’s central bank and supporting the Yemeni economy.

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