KSrelief Signs an Agreement to Combat Blindness in Eight Countries

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Time: 04 October 2020

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) signed today an agreement with Al Basar International Foundation to implement projects to combat blindness and the diseases which causing it in eight countries around the globe from 2020 to 2021.

The agreement was signed by KSrelief’s Assistant Supervisor General of Planning and Development, Dr. Aqeel Al Ghamdi, and the Secretary General of Al Basar International Foundation, Dr. Adel bin Abdulaziz Al Rashoud.

Dr. Al Ghamdi stated that according to the agreement, 30 medical campaigns will be implemented with the participation of Saudi volunteers and doctors in Yemen, the Philippines, Congo (Kinshasa), Bangladesh, Sudan, Djibouti, Rwanda, and Burundi. Approximately 12,000 surgeries are expected to be performed, and 30,000 pairs of eyeglasses will be dispensed; the total number of beneficiaries is will be around 150,000.

Dr. Al Ghamdi added that this agreement comes as an extension of the relief and humanitarian work carried out by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to alleviate the suffering of the needy and to provide treatment for the sick and injured around the world.

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