One killed, over 100 rescued due to severe weather in Saudi Arabia

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Civil defense teams in ​​western Saudi Arabia retrieved the body of an elderly man and saved 111 people from heavy rains that hit the area. (SPA/Saudi Civil Defense)
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Civil defense teams in ​​western Saudi Arabia retrieved the body of an elderly man and saved 111 people from heavy rains that hit the area. (SPA/Saudi Civil Defense)
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Civil defense teams in ​​western Saudi Arabia retrieved the body of an elderly man and saved 111 people from heavy rains that hit the area. (SPA/Saudi Civil Defense)
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Civil defense teams in ​​western Saudi Arabia retrieved the body of an elderly man and saved 111 people from heavy rains that hit the area. (SPA/Saudi Civil Defense)
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Civil defense teams in ​​western Saudi Arabia retrieved the body of an elderly man and saved 111 people from heavy rains that hit the area. (SPA/Saudi Civil Defense)
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Civil defense teams in ​​western Saudi Arabia retrieved the body of an elderly man and saved 111 people from heavy rains that hit the area. (SPA/Saudi Civil Defense)
Updated 09 February 2019

One killed, over 100 rescued due to severe weather in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: One person was killed and another has gone missing due to heavy flooding in Fadhlan valley, west of Al-Ula governorate in Saudi Arabia.
Elsewhere, 111 people have been rescued by the Civil Defense in Madinah, western Saudi Arabia, after heavy rains in the area, and 14 families have been relocated.
Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Prince of Madinah Region, told authorities to exert all their efforts to address those affected sites as soon possible.
The Civil Defense teams in the region received several reports after heavy rains in various governorates, where some of the roads were closed.
Civil Defense teams are continuing rescue efforts to search for the missing citizen.


KSRelief medics’ timely intervention saves Yemeni infant’s life

Updated 35 min 37 sec ago

KSRelief medics’ timely intervention saves Yemeni infant’s life

  • Jana’s father thanked the medical team for saving his daughter’s life. 

MUKALLA: A volunteer medical team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has saved the life of a Yemeni girl who was suffering from a severe lack of oxygen in the blood, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Jana Basheaib was born with a blockage in the pulmonary valve and a constriction of the tricuspid valve in her heart that prevented the delivery of blood to her lungs, leading to a severe lack of oxygen in her body that required urgent intervention.

Her father Adnan said he had noticed her dark blue color days after she was born, but had not been able to find treatment for her in Yemen. She was also too sick to be moved abroad. 

His brother connected him with a KSRelief team so that the 10-day-old infant could get the help she needed. 

FASTFACTS

•KSRelief is working in Yemen with comprehensive plans to alleviate people’s suffering.

•The center has implemented 363 projects across the country at a cost of $2.26 billion.

•The projects cover various sectors including food security, health and education.

Basheaib filed a report describing her condition and received an immediate response from KSRelief, saying it would send a medical team to Yemen and an appointment for surgery was made.

Basheaib took his daughter from Tarim to Mukalla, a six-hour drive. Upon arrival at the Pulse of Life Center for Cardiology, Jana was immediately admitted to the intensive care unit. The medical team arrived in time to successfully perform the surgery.

He thanked the medical team for saving his daughter’s life. 

The head of the KSRelief medical team, Prof. Jameel Ata, said: “The medical campaign comes within the framework of the voluntary campaigns to treat difficult and critical cases. This is KSRelief’s third campaign for open-heart surgeries and catheterizations for Yemeni children in less than six months.”

The medical campaigns have covered the treatment of more than 20 children from Yemen’s low-income families to alleviate their suffering.