Saudi Arabia’s aid agency steps up medical help, signs agreements to treat wounded Yemenis

A KSRelief team distributed food baskets among Palestinian and Syrian refugees and needy Lebanese families in parts of Lebanon. (SPA)
Updated 01 May 2019

Saudi Arabia’s aid agency steps up medical help, signs agreements to treat wounded Yemenis

  • KSRelief team distributed 1,750 food baskets to Lebanese families, Palestinian and Syrian refugees in the town of Miniyeh in northern Lebanon and in the Ain Al-Hilweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has increased its medical assistance in Yemen ahead of Ramadan, signing agreements for the treatment of wounded Yemenis, women and children.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Moallem, head of the health and environmental aid department at KSRelief, said that the center has signed three agreements.
The first agreement was signed with Al-Safwa Hospital in Taiz to provide in-country health care services to 100 wounded Yemenis.
He said that the goals of the current project are to continue to reduce the rate of long-term complications from injuries and to improve local Yemeni health services.
The new agreement, which will help to fund treatment for 100 people in the Taiz governorate, is expected to cost $400,000, he said.
Indicating that this agreement is just one of many of the Kingdom’s efforts to provide comprehensive services to the health sector in Yemen, Al-Moallem said that KSRelief had signed another agreement, which is an extension contract for a refugee camp in Al-Khokha district, targeted recently by a grenade attack by Houthi militants.
The refugee camp is funded by the KSRelief program for internally displaced persons from Hodeidah, and services include running clinics for refugees, treating patients, follow-up appointments for pregnant women, vaccinations for children, and combating malnutrition as well as infection control.
This is expected to cost $1.6 million for a contract period of nine months, Al-Moallem said.
The center has also signed an agreement for health clinics in Hajjah governorate in northwestern Yemen at a cost of $1.285 million for a contract period of one year, he said.
Meanwhile, a KSRelief team distributed 1,750 food baskets to Lebanese families, Palestinian and Syrian refugees in the town of Miniyeh in northern Lebanon and in the Ain Al-Hilweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon.
This comes within the framework of humanitarian and relief assistance provided by the Kingdom represented by the center to meet the food needs of the Lebanese people and Arabs displaced during Ramadan.


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Updated 22 January 2020

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And speaking at Davos the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said: “The idea that the Crown Prince would hack Jeff Bezos’ phone is absolutely silly.”

Bezo’s phone was hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message sent from the personal account of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Describing the claims as “absurd” the tweet also called for an investigation into the claims “so that we can have all the facts out.”