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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Saudi aid center launches ‘Learn and Contribute’ campaign

Time: 09 April 2021

KSrelief chief Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah on Thursday signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority. (SPA)

KSrelief ‘only safe bridge’ to aid people abroad
RIYADH: The supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, on Thursday inaugurated the “Learn and Contribute” campaign aimed at raising donations for needy people around the world.

He also signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA).

The inauguration was attended by Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, president of SDAIA, Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, and members of the Council of Senior Scholars through video conference.

Al-Rabeeah said that KSrelief is the sole entity to receive relief, charitable and humanitarian aid going abroad, whether from government or nongovernment donors.

This ensures accurate follow-up, and the highest governance and transparency standards to ensure the delivery of aid to those most in need.

KSrelief has carried out 1,556 relief projects worth more than $5 billion, benefitting more than 513 million people around the world. The projects were implemented by KSrelief directly or through its partners in targeted countries.

Al-Rabeeah said that the center is the only safe bridge to aid people abroad.

He added that donors have the right to define the projects they wish to carry out and the partners they trust. Donations are fully allocated to the determined project, without deducting any administrative fees.

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Yemeni official thanks Saudi Arabia for clearing Houthi mines

Time: 09 April 2021

Al-Aqeeli called on the international community to pressure the Houthi militia to stop planting landmines. (SPA)

RIYADH: The director of Yemen’s National Mine Action Program on Thursday thanked Saudi Arabia for clearing mines set by the Houthi militia in Yemen.

Brig. Ameen Al-Aqeeli said mines and improvised explosive devices planted by the Iran-backed Houthi militia have so far killed more than 8,000 civilians in the country.

Al-Aqeeli called on the international community to pressure the Houthi militia to stop planting landmines, saying they have caused a humanitarian disaster in Yemen.

A total of 230,592 mines have been extracted since the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) began the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) in Yemen.

Masam’s engineering teams currently operate in nine Yemeni governorates: Marib, Al-Jawf, Shabwa, Taiz, Hodeidah, Lahij, Al-Bayda, Al-Dhale, and Saada.

Masam is just one of the many humanitarian and relief projects that the Kingdom offers through KSrelief to assist the Yemeni people and alleviate their suffering during the current crisis.

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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 invites Gulf leaders for Riyadh summit

26/12/20

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has formally invited leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the January summit. (AFP)
  • The invitation was sent through GCC Secretary-General Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has formally invited leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the 41st group summit being held in Riyadh on January 5 next year.

The invitation was sent through GCC Secretary-General Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, a statement from the group said. Among the first to receive the invite was UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, with the invitation received by the Dubai ruler and Vice-President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.

“The commitment by Gulf leaders to hold the summit on an annual basis, and especially in these exceptional times, is a testament to the strength of the GCC, to their belief in their duty to the people of the Gulf, and their devotion to increasing cooperation and integration among member countries,” Dr. Al-Hajraf said in the statement.

“Today, as the GCC enters its fifth decade with a global pandemic in the backdrop, the institution’s mission to facilitate trade and economic integration among member states is more relevant than at any time in its history.

“The GCC remains focused on meeting the ambitions of the Gulf people, increasing integration, interconnectedness, and trade among member states and the international community. I am grateful to their Majesties and Highnesses, the leaders of the GCC states, for their tireless efforts to further strengthen Gulf cooperation.”

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