Time: 06 May, 2020
SEIYUN, YEMEN (7 May 2020) – Today, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) launched the first batch of its COVID-19 response medical assistance to Yemen; in the city of Seiyun, Hadramawt, to help Yemen combat the pandemic in several governorates.
This initial batch of medical aid includes critically needed healthcare worker protection items, including protective clothing and masks, detection devices for patients, laboratory supplies, medicines, peripheral venous catheters and patient beds.
The goal of the initiative, “Securing Urgently Needed Medical Equipment and Preventive Supplies to Fight Coronavirus in Yemen”, is to provide overall support to and improve the capacities of the Yemeni Ministry of Health and Population as it works to counter the effects of the outbreak of COVID-19 in Yemen.
The leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is keen to provide all possible support and assistance to Yemen during the COVID-19 pandemic. KSrelief, on behalf of the Kingdom, has implemented 453 programs and projects in Yemen during the past five years to alleviate the suffering of the people during the ongoing conflict there. The additional burden of this pandemic makes the Kingdom’s continuing support even more vital in a country whose resources were already severely strained.