KSRelief sends 10 tons of medical aid to fight cholera in Iraq

KSRelief sends 10 tons of medical aid to fight cholera in Iraq
King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief) officials supervise the delivery of more than 10 tons of medical supplies to fight a cholera outbreak in Iraq. (SPA)
Updated 16 March 2017

KSRelief sends 10 tons of medical aid to fight cholera in Iraq

KSRelief sends 10 tons of medical aid to fight cholera in Iraq

RIYADH: Saudi aircraft landed Tuesday at Baghdad International Airport with more than 10 tons of medical supplies to fight a cholera outbreak in Iraq, on the orders of King Salman.
A specialized team from the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief) supervised the delivery in the presence of the consul at the Saudi Embassy in Baghdad, Salah Al-Hatlani.
The medical aid comes in response to a call by the World Health Organization (WHO) concerning the cholera outbreak.
Dr. Ghada Al-Shammari, a member of the health and environment committee in the Iraqi Parliament, said the aid will be distributed to displaced Iraqis.
“This is a message and initiative by Saudi Arabia, known for its humanitarian stand with all neighboring countries in any kind of crisis,” said Al-Shammari.
She emphasized the importance of the medical aid, which came in a timely manner given that the Iraqi Health Ministry urgently requested this type of aid. She said the Kingdom has already provided 315 tons of relief and shelter materials.