Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief launches medical aid for Syrian refugees

KSRelief has launched a home health-care initiative aimed at Syrian refugees in Jordan. (SPA)
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Updated 02 May 2020

Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief launches medical aid for Syrian refugees

  • The initiative launched on Saturday will help elderly patients and those with severe illnesses in the Zaatari refugee camp
  • KSRelief will identify the medical needs of patients and plan follow-up programs as part of the treatment

AMMAN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has launched a home health-care initiative aimed at Syrian refugees in Jordan.
The initiative launched on Saturday will help elderly patients and those with severe illnesses in the Zaatari refugee camp.
Patients will be examined by a KSRelief field medical team.
KSRelief will identify the medical needs of patients and plan follow-up programs as part of the treatment.
Meanwhile, KSRelief, in cooperation with Al-Khair Coalition for Humanitarian Relief, distributed 950 food baskets in Yemen’s Hadhramaut governorate to people in quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic.
A total of 5,700 people benefitted as part of humanitarian efforts by the Kingdom to combat COVID-19 in Yemen.
KSRelief, together with the Al-Igtinam Organization for Human Development, distributed 4,711 food baskets in Khartoum, benefiting 28,266 people. The center plans to distribute 38,211 food baskets in Sudan during Ramadan.
In Mogadishu, the center distributed 1,200 food baskets, benefiting 7,200 people. This comes within the framework of distributing 10,761 food baskets in Somalia, helping 64,566 people.
Saudi Arabia has been ranked fifth in the world, and first in the Arab world, for provision of humanitarian aid. Since its inception in 2015, KSRelief has implemented 1,255 projects in 49 countries at a total cost of $4.37 billion.


Last Friday prayer for Hijri year 1441 performed at Prophet’s Mosque

Updated 14 August 2020

Last Friday prayer for Hijri year 1441 performed at Prophet’s Mosque

MADINAH: Worshippers in Madinah performed the last Friday prayer for this Hijri year at the Prophet’s Mosque, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

They headed to the mosque early in the morning to perform their prayers while abiding by regulations and instructions to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including maintaining distance from others and wearing a face mask.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques ensured that people observed COVID-19 protocols, and that cleaning and sanitizing work was carried out using eco-friendly products that did not harm public health.

The presidency installed thermal cameras at the entrance of the mosque that work from 6 meters away in order to detect worshippers with a fever. It also made hand gel available at all the mosque’s gates.