Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian agency launches training program in Zaatari camp

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King Salman issued his directives on May 13, 2015 to establish the KSRelief to provide various humanitarian and relief programs. (SPA)
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King Salman issued his directives on May 13, 2015 to establish the KSRelief to provide various humanitarian and relief programs. (SPA)
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Updated 12 February 2020

Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian agency launches training program in Zaatari camp

  • King Salman issued his directives on May 13, 2015 to establish the KSRelief to provide various humanitarian and relief programs

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief) launched a training program for workers in Zaatari refugee camp for Syrians in Jordan.
The campaign aims to train health workers — 15 men and 14 women — in the field of first aid and cardiac recovery.
KSRelief regularly carries out such voluntary campaigns to build capacity of workers in the camp.
The center also provides medical services to 7,347 people lodged in the camp. All these steps are part of KSRelief’s comprehensive medical care program for Syrian refugees.
The Kingdom’s foreign aid efforts have always been on the rise until they hit a record in the last few years, with the volume of Saudi aid, provided impartially to 81 countries, exceeding $86 billion between 1996 and 2018.
King Salman issued his directives on May 13, 2015 to establish the KSRelief to provide various humanitarian and relief programs. Since its inception, KSRelief has implemented 1,011 projects in 44 countries. 


KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

Updated 07 June 2020

KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

ARSAL, Lebanon:  The Al-Amal Medical Center in Lebanon’s Bekaa governorate continued to provide medical services to Syrian refugees with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).

It is part of a project to strengthen health services for Syrian refugees and the host community in the town of Arsal.

In May, 4,575 patients visited the clinics and received 8,123 free health services across specialized departments, in addition to receiving help from laboratory, pharmacy and nursing services.

General health clinics received 396 patients, eye clinics had 506 patients, the emergency department 595 patients, dental clinics 325 patients, pediatric clinics saw 347 patients, with 125 vaccinations provided.

ENT clinics received 412 patients, orthopedic clinics 311 patients, heart clinics had 240 patients, urology clinics 472 patients, gastroenterology clinics 180 patients, gynecological clinics 271 patients, gland and diabetes clinics 65 patients, and psychiatric clinics 68 patients.

The Al-Amal Medical Center is following the necessary procedures and precautions in light of the coronavirus pandemic to provide services to patients in a safe medical environment.

Awareness campaigns were carried out to familiarize people with precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease, and they were provided with items for personal hygiene.

The medical director of the project, Dr. Tariq Shandab, said that the center aimed to serve more than 45,000 people and provide them with healthcare in a variety of fields, in addition to having an emergency department that worked around the clock and an integrated pharmacy to provide free medicine to all patients.

Shandab expressed his gratitude for the humanitarian services provided by Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief, to the Syrian refugees and their host community.