Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

10/08/20

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port, covering 500 families. (SPA)

  • So far, 290 tons of aid transported to provide urgent humanitarian needs to people affected by explosion

JEDDAH: Aid continues to flow into the Lebanese capital Beirut, as the fourth Saudi air bridge plane operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) arrived on Sunday.
Ninety tons of emergency aid was flown in on the flight, including medical materials and equipment, foodstuff and shelter supplies. Medicines, burn treatments, medical solutions, masks, gloves, sterilizers and other surgical materials will be distributed by special teams on the ground.
The plane also carried food baskets that included flour and dates as well as shelter materials such as tents, blankets, mattresses, and utensils.
So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.
This aid was provided based on an assessment report of the necessary humanitarian needs resulting from the explosion, in coordination with the Saudi Embassy in Beirut, and the KSRelief branch in Lebanon.
This comes as an extension of the efforts made by Saudi Arabia to show solidarity with the Lebanese people and to provide relief to those affected by the disaster.

FASTFACT

So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port on Sunday, covering 500 families.
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Waleed bin Abdullah Bukhari told Arab News that special committees would oversee and review reports on the Lebanese people’s needs.
“Aid will continue to flow into Lebanon after assessing the required needs of the Lebanese people in cooperation with the relevant authorities in Lebanon,” he said.
Countries around the world have come together to help Lebanon in the wake of the explosion on Aug. 4, which devastated large areas of Beirut, damaging and destroying infrastructure, buildings and homes, including all port facilities and the country’s grain storage silos.

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Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

Time: 10 August, 2020

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port, covering 500 families. (SPA)
  • So far, 290 tons of aid transported to provide urgent humanitarian needs to people affected by explosion

JEDDAH: Aid continues to flow into the Lebanese capital Beirut, as the fourth Saudi air bridge plane operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) arrived on Sunday.
Ninety tons of emergency aid was flown in on the flight, including medical materials and equipment, foodstuff and shelter supplies. Medicines, burn treatments, medical solutions, masks, gloves, sterilizers and other surgical materials will be distributed by special teams on the ground.
The plane also carried food baskets that included flour and dates as well as shelter materials such as tents, blankets, mattresses, and utensils.
So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.
This aid was provided based on an assessment report of the necessary humanitarian needs resulting from the explosion, in coordination with the Saudi Embassy in Beirut, and the KSRelief branch in Lebanon.
This comes as an extension of the efforts made by Saudi Arabia to show solidarity with the Lebanese people and to provide relief to those affected by the disaster.

FASTFACT

So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port on Sunday, covering 500 families.
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Waleed bin Abdullah Bukhari told Arab News that special committees would oversee and review reports on the Lebanese people’s needs.
“Aid will continue to flow into Lebanon after assessing the required needs of the Lebanese people in cooperation with the relevant authorities in Lebanon,” he said.
Countries around the world have come together to help Lebanon in the wake of the explosion on Aug. 4, which devastated large areas of Beirut, damaging and destroying infrastructure, buildings and homes, including all port facilities and the country’s grain storage silos.

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Third Saudi aid plane arrives in Beirut

Time: 09 August, 2020

KSRelief aircraft contains medical supplies, ventilators and other relief goods for blast victims. (Photo/Supplied)
  • KSRelief teams are also active in treating blast victims

RIYADH: A third King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) plane loaded with aid arrived in Beirut on Saturday as part of a relief air bridge that was set up to help the people in wake of the Beirut blasts.

The air bridge was established on the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to Lebanon.
KSRelief Adviser Dr. Ali bin Hamed Al-Ghamdi said the third plane is loaded with ventilators, hospital and medical equipment, as well as various medicines and disinfectants. It also contains food, tents, mattresses, blankets and cooking supplies.
So far, 200 tons of aid from the Kingdom have been flown to Lebanon with specialized teams to follow up and supervise the distribution operations.
KSRelief teams are also active in Lebanon in treating victims of the blast.
Earlier, two Saudi aircraft carrying more than 120 tons of medicines, equipment, and emergency supplies were dispatched to Beirut.
KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said in a statement that the assistance highlights the pivotal role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in providing humanitarian assistance to all people in need around the world with complete impartiality.

The Saudi aid will help alleviate the sufferings of Lebanese people.

Maj. Gen. Mohammad Khair, Chief of the High Relief, Commission in Lebanon

The twin blasts devastated large areas of the Lebanese capital and destroyed vital infrastructure, including grain storage silos and port facilities.
Lebanon, already reeling from an economic and currency collapse, now faces the threat of food shortages and a major hit to exports and imports.
Countries around the world have rushed to help Lebanon in the wake of the port explosion on Aug. 4.
The secretary-general of the High Relief Commission in Lebanon, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Khair, thanked the Kingdom for the urgent humanitarian aid provided through KSRelief.
In a press statement, he praised the historical relations between the two countries, noting the Saudi aid will help alleviate the suffering of Lebanese people.
Residents in the Kingdom can also help Lebanon by making donations through KSRelief’s website.

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KSrelief Sends the First Saudi Airlift Planes to Lebanon to Help the Victims of the Port Explosion in Beirut

Time: 07 August 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: According to the directive from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) has deployed the first Saudi airlift (air bridge) planes to Lebanon to provide humanitarian and relief assistance to the victims of the port explosion that occurred in Beirut yesterday. The explosion caused many casualties and injuries as well as heavy losses to property and the infrastructure.

Two planes departed today from King Khalid International Airport carrying more than 120 tons of medicines, devices, solutions, medical and emergency supplies, tents, shelter kits and food items to deliver to affected people in Beirut, accompanied by a specialized team from the Center to follow up and supervise the distribution operations.

Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Advisor – Royal Court and Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), stated in a press release that the relief air bridge that was launched today is an implementation of directive from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to provide urgent medical and humanitarian assistance through KSrelief to the people of Lebanon to help them overcome the effects of the port explosion.

Dr. Al Rabeeah stated that the directive of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud embodies the established humanitarian values of the Saudi leadership, stressing that this assistance highlights the pivotal role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in providing humanitarian assistance to all people in need around the world with complete impartiality.

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Saudi king orders urgent humanitarian assistance for Lebanon

Time: 06 August, 2020

  • King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center will send supplies to help Lebanese authorities deal with aftermath of Beirut explosion

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that the government, on the orders of King Salman, will urgently send humanitarian aid to Lebanon to help the authorities there deal with the aftermath of the massive explosion that ripped through downtown Beirut on Tuesday.

The assistance will be provided through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

At least 135 people were killed by the blast, which is believed to have been triggered by a fire at a warehouse where 2,750 tonnes of confiscated, highly explosive ammonium nitrate was being stored. More than 5,000 were injured and dozens are missing.

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KSrelief Provides Urgent Relief Response to Beirut Port Explosion

Time: 06 August 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: Immediately following yesterday’s devastating explosion at Beirut Port, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) responded to the disaster to help Lebanese medical teams provide emergency assistance on the ground.

KSrelief supports several charitable associations and medical aid teams and facilities in Lebanon, and deployed these resources to aid in the response.  Ambulances operated by the Souboul Al Salam Association and supported by KSrelief, traveled from northern Lebanon to Beirut to assist in transporting wounded blast victims to available medical facilities.

Additionally, a specialized team from Al-Amal Medical Center in Arsal, which is funded by KSrelief, is supporting medical evacuation work, providing ambulance and emergency health care services across Beirut. The Al-Amal Center has also announced a blood donation campaign to meet the extensive blood supplies needed by local hospitals to treat victims of the blast.

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Saudi Arabia’s aid center gives Eid clothes to Yemeni children

Time: 31 July, 2020

The latest assistance is part of a broad range of projects offered by the Kingdom through the center to the Yemeni people. (SPA)
  • KSRelief will distribute 84,750 gifts to displaced and orphaned children in several provinces in Yemen

SHABWA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), in cooperation with Al-Khair charity, has distributed 1,750 bags of clothing to Yemeni children for Eid Al-Adha.
The packages, containing 5,250 items of clothing, were handed out to displaced and orphaned youngsters in Yemen’s Shabwa governorate.
The latest assistance is part of a broad range of projects offered by the Kingdom through the center to the Yemeni people.
KSRelief will distribute 84,750 gifts to displaced and orphaned children in several provinces in Yemen under its “Their Happiness is Our Hope” project.

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Saudi Arabia sends thermal cameras to fight virus in Yemen

Time: 26 July, 2020

The camera installations are one of many humanitarian projects implemented by KSRelief in Yemen. (SPA)

  • KSRelief distributed 2,600 bags containing 7,800 Eid kiswa (gifts) to displaced and orphan children in the Yemeni city of Marib

ADEN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has supplied and installed thermal imaging cameras in Yemen’s arrival points as part of its support for the Yemeni government’s fight against coronavirus.
Two cameras were installed at Seiyun airport, three at an arrival point in Al-Wadia, two at Aden airport and three at the port of Aden.
Four cameras are now being installed in Al-Mukalla in Hadramout governorate. Two will be installed at the airport and two at the port.
A further four cameras are being installed at Al-Ghaydah airport in Al-Mahra, Ash Shihr port in Hadramout, Al-Mokha port and Socotra airport.
The camera installations are one of many humanitarian projects implemented by KSRelief in Yemen.
Meanwhile, the center, in cooperation with the Al-Khair Charity for Humanitarian Relief, distributed 2,600 bags containing 7,800 Eid kiswa (gifts) to displaced and orphan children in the Yemeni city of Marib.
It also distributed 1,050 bags, including 3,150 gifts, in Yemen’s Al-Mahrah governorate and 750 bags containing 2,250 gifts in Hadramout.
In Aden governorate the center distributed 1,701 bags with 5,103 gifts to children.

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Saudi Arabia’s aid center gives Eid gifts to Yemeni orphans

Time: 25 July, 2020

The center distributed 1,750 bags, including 5,250 gifts, among children in Yemen’s Aden governorate. (SPA)
  • The five-month program targets the eight districts of Aden and will benefit 861,719 individuals

HADRAMOUT: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), in cooperation with the Al-Khair Charity for Humanitarian Relief, has distributed 950 bags containing 2,850 Eid kiswa (gifts) to displaced and orphan children in the Yemeni city of Al-Mukalla.
The center also distributed 1,750 bags, including 5,250 gifts, among children in Yemen’s Aden governorate and 1,350 bags, containing 3,503 gifts, in Lahij governorate.
The gifts will be distributed to 84,750 displaced and orphan children in several Yemeni provinces as part of the “Their Happiness is Our Hope” project recently launched by KSRelief.
This initiative is just one of many humanitarian projects implemented by the center in Yemen.

HIGHLIGHT

The gifts will be distributed to 84,750 displaced and orphan children in several Yemeni provinces as part of the ‘Their Happiness is Our Hope’ project.

It recently launched an emergency response project to combat dengue fever in Aden. The five-month program targets the eight districts of Aden and will benefit 861,719 individuals.
The project includes launching major indoor and outdoor fogging spray and getting rid of stagnant water in damp areas across Aden to help deter mosquito habitats.
Dr. Ali Al-Walidi, the undersecretary of Yemen’s Health Ministry, praised the efforts of KSRelief to support his country’s health sector and shed light on the importance of combating dengue fever.
The project comes within the Kingdom’s humanitarian efforts, represented by KSRelief, to help the people of Yemen.

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KSrelief’s Artificial Limbs Centers Provide Patients with Expert Care and Hope for the Future

Time: 24 July, 2020

YEMEN: Artificial Limbs Centers established and supported by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) provide vital services to amputees and disabled patients throughout Yemen. The centers, with locations in Taiz, Ma’rib and Aden, provide a wide range of services to amputees and others with physical challenges.

From 1 January to 30 June 2020, 5,154 services were provided to 2,862 patients, including the manufacturing and fitting of prosthetic limbs, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and the training of Yemeni cadres to work in the centers.

During the past six months, the staff worked as a team to deal with challenging medical cases, such as that of “Suhail”, a boy who came to them because he was suffering from a birth defect – curvature of the spine. Suhail’s family brought him to the Artificial Limbs Center hoping to find a way to improve the boy’s quality of life. The team at the center diagnosed his condition, then provided him with physical therapy, medical devices and continuous follow-up, and his condition improved.  Suhail and his family are how hopeful that his increased mobility will allow him to live a more normal life.

Another story involves “Ayed”, a boy whose foot was deformed and caused him to have limited mobility, making him unable to go to school or play with his friends. Ayed visited the center with his father, and the center provided him with comprehensive care and treatment. After receiving a prosthetic device to help him walk on his own, Ayed was able to join in normal children’s activities, including schooling.

“Ali” is the father of four children with disabilities, which caused great difficulties to the family, especially during the current crisis in Yemen. When the father reached out to the Artificial Limbs Center, the center arranged for all four children to come for evaluation; the children were all given intensive physical therapy and follow-up care, and now their lives are much improved.

The staff at the centers have witnessed and recorded many stories of hope and healing during the first half of 2020. The patients and their families are very grateful to KSrelief and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for providing them with improved health, quality of life and hope for the future.

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