Saudi Arabia's KSRelief clinics continue work in Yemen 

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KSRelief clinics continue to provide medical treatments and health care services in Yemen’s Al-Khokha directorate. (SPA)
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Updated 04 April 2020

Saudi Arabia's KSRelief clinics continue work in Yemen 

  • KSRelief also continued the implementation of water and environmental sanitation projects to help families in Al-Khokha
  • Laboratory examinations were carried out for 1,740 patients, and medicine was dispensed for 1,973 patients

RIYADH: Clinics of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) continued to provide medical treatments and health care services in Yemen’s Al-Khokha directorate in partnership with the Taiba Foundation for Development, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The Department of Integrative Care and other departments received more than 2,800 patients and provided them with the necessary care during the final week of March.
Laboratory examinations were carried out for 1,740 patients, and medicine was dispensed for 1,973 patients. The Healthcare Clinic received 800 patients.
KSRelief continued the implementation of water supply and environmental sanitation projects in the directorates of Midi, Abs, Hiran and Haradh in Hajjah Governorate.
During the period from March 28 to April 2, 83,000 liters of healthy drinking water and 60,000 liters of water for other uses were pumped into tanks, benefiting 6,500 people.
KSRelief also continued the implementation of water and environmental sanitation projects to help families in Al-Khokha.
During the period from March 28 to April 2, 296,000 liters of healthy drinking water and 330,000 liters of water for other uses were pumped into tanks. Sewage was sucked out, waste was removed from camps, there was maintenance of tanks and bathrooms, and spraying campaigns for disease vector control were carried out. More than 4,600 people benefited.
The projects come within the framework of the humanitarian and relief efforts from the Kingdom, represented by KSRelief, to improve Yemenis’ living conditions during the humanitarian crisis.


Saudi specialist teams to fight locust invasion

Updated 03 June 2020

Saudi specialist teams to fight locust invasion

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has deployed 40 field teams to fight desert locusts.

The teams will operate south of Riyadh (Wadi Al-Dawasir, Al-Sulayyil, and Al-Aflaj), southeast of Asir (Ahad Rafidah, Sarat Abidah, Wadi bin Hashbal, Tathleeth, Bisha, Tareeb, and Al-Khanqah, and their affiliated centers), Najran’s governorates and eastern desert, and the eastern Taif highlands in the Makkah region.

The ministry said that the Locust Control and Migratory Pest Center is implementing efforts to fight the locust problem in targeted areas, where the extent of the risk has been assessed.

Teams are specially equipped to fight the locust invasion, which began as an outbreak in Yemen, Oman and the Empty Quarter.

A total of 24 pest control teams, nine exploration teams, five supervision and monitoring teams and two maintenance teams have been formed to counter the threat.

Teams will be supplied with over 15,000 liters of pesticides as well as safety tools, spare parts, oil, and fuel as logistical support to aid the operation. SPA Riyadh

Measures aim to reduce breeding in the regions and meet the threat of swarms crossing from Oman and Yemen.

Abnormal rainfall in the south of the Arabian Peninsula has coincided with the summer migration of the locust swarms from East Africa toward southwest Asia (India and Pakistan), the ministry said. 

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