KSrelief continues medical program in Senegal

Time: 30 May 2021

Children from low-income families in need of urgent serious medical assistance are among the intended beneficiaries of KSrelief in Senegal. (SPA)

DAKAR, Senegal: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) continued its volunteer medical program at Dakar’s Hospital General De Grand Yoff in collaboration with the Muslim World League, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The KSrelief team carried out 16 cardiac catheterization operations on children, with the number of operations on children from low-income families reaching 27 since the program started.

These services, provided by the Kingdom through KSrelief, aim to treat patients with heart diseases and provide them with the necessary medical care.

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KSRelief launches medical campaign to combat blindness in Sudan

Time: 25 May 2021

KSRelief has developed 28 projects in Sudan. (KSRelief)

RIYADH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has partnered with Al-Basar Global Charity Foundation to launch a series of medical projects to combat blindness in Sudan.

The Saudi Ambassador to Sudan Ali bin Hassan Jafar as well as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Sudanese Health Ministry Dr. Khaled Hashem attended the launch, along with the regional director of Al-Basar, Dr. Al-Aas Ahmed Kamel.Hassan Jafar said Saudi Arabia supported Sudan in all of its obstacles, stating that the Saudi-Sudanese relations are eternal and firmly rooted, and that humanitarian efforts from the Kingdom are a symbol of the growth and development of the relations.

“Through the establishment of the King Salman Relief Center, the Kingdom has renewed its commitment to its humanitarian and relief efforts and fulfilled its global responsibilities, which made it at the forefront of donor countries in facing health and environmental disasters and conflicts.”

KSRelief has developed 28 projects in Sudan in food security, health, education, water sanitization, hygiene, and camp coordination.

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KSrelief sends 6th batch of Saudi medical aid to help Palestinians battle COVID pandemic

Time: 16 February 2021

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has delivered a sixth batch of medical aid to help limit the spread of COVID-19 to the Palestinian health ministry. (SPA)

Health Minister Mai Al-Kaila thanked Saudi king and crown prince for helping the Palestinian people
The shipment was organized in cooperation with the Jordanian Hashemite Charitable Organization

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has delivered a sixth batch of medical aid to the Palestinian health ministry.
The shipment, organized in cooperation with the Jordanian Hashemite Charitable Organization, included medicines, equipment and other medical supplies to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
It was delivered by six convoys to the ministry via the Palestinian embassy in the Jordanian capital Amman, Palestinian Health Minister Mai Al-Kaila said. She thanked the Kingdom for its support, and praised King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and KSrelief for their efforts in sending aid to the Palestinian people.
KSrelief said: “This comes within the framework of the humanitarian aid provided by the Kingdom, through the center, to stand with brotherly and friendly countries and peoples in various crises and adversities.”

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KSrelief teams perform 4 open-heart surgeries on children in Yemen

Time: 27 January 2021

The ‘Saudi Pulse’ program was launched in Yemen to provide healthcare to children belonging to low-income families. (SPA)

  • Under the program, the cost of the procedures and post-surgery care will be borne by the center

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center’s (KSrelief) medical teams on Tuesday performed four open-heart surgeries and two cardiac catheterizations on children in the Yemeni city of Mukalla.

The surgeries were part of the “Saudi Pulse” voluntary program launched in Yemen to provide medical assistance to children belonging to low-income families.

Under the program, the cost of the procedures and post-surgery care will be borne by the center.

In the Marib governorate of Yemen, the center launched a project to empower and support orphans.

The project aims to provide integrated care for the families of orphans. The program will ensure healthcare services and access to education for these orphans.

In November 2020, the center signed an agreement, worth more than $600,000, with the International War and Disaster Victims Protection Association to help Yemeni orphans in Aden, Al-Mahrah and Marib governorates.

Winter aid

The center distributed 2,171 winter bags among families in parts of Jordan. These bags were in addition to 4,342 blankets distributed among the 2,171 families.

Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion. The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).

KSrelief’s 1,367 projects and programs cover 54 different countries around the world.

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Saudi aid center continues projects in Sudan, Jordan, Yemen

Time: 20 January 2021

The center continues to implement its water and environmental sanitation project in Hodeidah governorate

KHARTOUM: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) launched on Monday a campaign in Sudan to combat blindness and the diseases that cause it. The launch took place in the presence of a delegation from the country’s Health Ministry, representatives from the Saudi Embassy in Sudan, and a KSrelief team.
The center’s volunteer medical team will check up on more than 15,000 patients, perform about 1,200 surgeries, and distribute 3,000 eyeglasses and medicines for cases that do not require surgery. The campaign aims to help low-income families and individuals who are unable to cover their treatment in Khartoum, Omdurman and Al-Kalakila.
In Jordan, KSrelief distributed 1,595 winter kits and 3,190 blankets to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, benefiting 8,035 individuals. Each kit contains jackets, sweaters, hats and other clothing in different sizes.
Meanwhile, KSrelief distributed more than 108 tons of food baskets to displaced people in Yemen’s Aden governorate, benefiting 6,060 individuals.

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Saudi aid center distributes over 21 tons of food in Sudan

Time: 12 January 2021

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  • KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) on Monday distributed over 21 tons of food baskets among 1,182 people in West Darfur State, Sudan.
Each food basket contains essential items for a family.
The center continues its relief projects in other countries such as Jordan and Yemen.
In Jordan, KSrelief distributed 1,565 winter bags and 3,130 blankets among 1,565 families.
The center is carrying out several projects to empower Yemenis. It is offering several training courses in different fields to help orphans and widows earn their livelihoods independently.
Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion. The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).
The humanitarian, relief and development activities of KSrelief extend to all needy countries of the world, including Arab and Islamic countries.
KSrelief’s 1,367 projects and programs cover 54 different countries around the world on all its continents.

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King Salman says Saudi Arabia is proactive in fighting extremist ideology and terrorism

Time: 23 November 2020

  • Statement came during a phone call with Charles Michel, the president of the European Council

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said the Kingdom is proactive in taking initiatives aimed at fighting extremist ideology and terrorism.
The statement came during a phone call with Charles Michel, the president of the European Council, Saudi Press Agency reported.
At the beginning of the call, Michel congratulated the King on the “remarkable success” of the G20 Summit hosted in Riyadh at the weekend.
Michel expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s remarkable efforts in combating extremism and terrorism, and the Council’s desire to enhance cooperation in these fields with the Kingdom, based on its leadership role in the Islamic world.
King Salman also affirmed Saudi Arabia’s keenness to strengthen relations with EU countries.
He indicated that the Kingdom is proactive in taking initiatives aimed at combating extremist ideology and terrorism, promoting tolerance and coexistence among peoples, and dialogue between religions.

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King Salman’s G20 speech a roadmap for economic sustainability

23/11/20

King Salman’s speech at the G20 was a global document of reassurance. His speech ended with a sentence restoring hope to all people of the world. This came amid the fragile global economic situation and health crises that need reassurance.

King Salman affirmed a commitment to work with the rest of the world to confront the pandemic, ensure economic recovery, and take proactive measures to face any such emergency in the future. In other words, the speech was a roadmap for Saudi Arabia and all its global allies. It has set the tone for the next G20 Summit in Italy in 2021, and the one in India scheduled for 2022.

The Saudi king stressed the need to take measures to ensure a sustainable economy and promote a circular carbon economy, which is one of the Kingdom’s many goals to ensure cleaner, sustainable and affordable energy. Saudi Arabia has one of the lowest levels of carbon emissions, and it has put forward a vision of a low-carbon economy to become a global model in this regard.

The Kingdom adopted the concept of a circular carbon economy and presented it at the G20 Summit with a holistic and realistic approach to achieve more sustainability in the economic system. To achieve this goal, Saudi Arabia is taking measures to reduce carbon emissions in all sectors.

It is the opposite of the linear carbon economy that currently prevails, in which carbon resources are burned so that energy is produced in all its forms. This is a waste of valuable carbon resources that can be used chemically as raw materials to produce other commodities with added value. There are several sectors — such as chemicals, waste management and housing — that must cooperate with the global energy sector to contribute to the transformation from a linear economy to a successful circular carbon one.

The Kingdom is investing heavily in new energy solutions and efficiency for the benefit of the world. In fact, it is reforming its entire energy system. It has the largest plant in the world for carbon capture, storage and use, and it converts half-a-million tons of carbon dioxide annually into useful products such as fertilizers and methanol.

The Kingdom also has the region’s most advanced plants for enhanced oil extraction using carbon dioxide, and it separates and stores 800,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually. This is in addition to other plans to create more infrastructure facilities for carbon capture in all Saudi regions.

• Faisal Faeq is an energy and oil marketing adviser. He was formerly with OPEC and Saudi Aramco. Twitter:@faisalfaeq

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Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Time: 22 October 2020  

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies.
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.

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