Saudi aid agency in partnership to distribute thousands of tons of dates

In Yemen, 375,000 boxes of dates would be distributed to the most vulnerable and crisis-affected groups. (File/SPA)
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Updated 29 December 2019

Saudi aid agency in partnership to distribute thousands of tons of dates

  • The date distribution program and other projects from KSRelief are being carried out in Yemen to improve food security and alleviate suffering

RIYADH: Arab News RiyadhThe King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Sunday signed an agreement with the Yemeni Development Network for NGOs to distribute 3,000 tons of dates.

The agreement was signed by KSRelief’s assistant supervisor general of operations and programs, Ahmed Al-Baiz, at the center’s Riyadh headquarters.

The head of the Urgent Aid Department at the center, Fahad Al-Osaimy, said 375,000 boxes of dates would be distributed to the most vulnerable and crisis-affected groups in the governorates of Abyan, Al-Bayda, Dhale, Al-Hodeidah, Al-Jawf, Amran, Ma’rib, Sana’a, Shabwah and Taiz.

The date distribution program and other projects from KSRelief are being carried out in Yemen to improve food security and alleviate suffering.

Recently, KSRelief revealed a plan to support the health sector in Yemen, in coordination with Yemen’s High Relief Committee.

According to the center, it provides dialysis solutions and other medications necessary for treating chronic diseases to Yemen.

The center has implemented numerous health projects in Taiz, including support for Al-Thawra Hospital, which the center has provided with equipment, supplies and medicines. 

KSRelief has also launched a series of health campaigns in the region and outside to provide suffering humanity proper health care.

On Sunday, the medical team of the center conducted 80 eye surgeries and provided treatment to 275 patients with different eye ailments in Senegal.

In Bangladesh, KSRelief concluded its campaign to combat blindness and eye diseases during which 717 surgeries were performed and overall 6,700 people received different types of medical treatments.


Saudi Arabia announces 56 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 04 July 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 56 more COVID-19 deaths

  • 360 new cases were reported in Riyadh
  • A total of 1,858 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 56 more deaths from COVID-19 and 4,128 new cases of the disease on Saturday.
Of the new cases, 360 were reported in Riyadh, 315 in Dammam, 217 in Hufof and 214 in Qatif.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 143,256 after 2,642 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 1,858 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.