Eid clothes project to be launched in Lebanon

The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah. (File/SPA)
Updated 06 August 2019

Eid clothes project to be launched in Lebanon

  • The center outlined its expanded role while taking part in workshops with the advisory experts group of the International Coalition for the Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed an agreement to distribute Eid clothes, toys and other gifts to 552 Lebanese, 1,656 Syrian and 552 Palestinian children in Lebanon.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, adviser at the Royal Court and KSRelief’s general supervisor.
Meanwhile, the center on Sunday distributed 1,381 food baskets to poor families in northern Lebanon.
 


Al-Rabeeah signing the agreement. (SPA)

Al-Rabeeah signing the agreement. (SPA)

Earlier, KSRelief said it has expanded its research and work to help rehabilitate child soldiers in Yemen.
The center outlined its expanded role while taking part in workshops with the advisory experts group of the International Coalition for the Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers, held at Columbia University in New York under the patronage of the UN.
The group gathers research and knowledge from non-government organizations and academics working in or studying the rehabilitation and reintegration of child soldiers.


Saudi health service gets nearly 3m calls in one month

Updated 21 min 25 sec ago

Saudi health service gets nearly 3m calls in one month

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Health’s 937 Service Center received 2,903,676 calls in the past month amid growing concern over the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the center, the calls included 898,039 medical consultations, 179,267 appointment requests and 287,836 coronavirus inquiries.

The service center answers health queries as well as questions on the coronavirus.

The ministry also announced the launch of the first phase of “Ishara,” a sign language service for the center that is provided directly to people with hearing difficulties.

Users can benefit from the center’s services, including general inquiries, booking appointments, and around-the-clock medical consultations.

Coronavirus inquiries covered home isolation procedures, whether the virus is transmitted by shipments and goods, symptoms, and what to do if a person comes in contact with someone who has the virus or has been traveling.

Service at the center is provided by over 3,000 employees, including doctors and customer service professionals, 24 hours a day throughout the week through the center’s multiple channels. These include the unified number 937, a Twitter account (@saudimoh937), email address ([email protected]), and the instant chat feature available on the ministry’s website.