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

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

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. 


Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected

Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected
Updated 18 January 2021

Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected

Saudi Arabia vaccinates 300,000 against COVID-19, no side effects detected
  • Citizens and residents are eligible to receive the vaccine through Sehaty app
  • Saudi Arabia started its inoculation campaign on Dec. 17

RIYADH: Almost 300,000 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia, the health ministry said on Sunday.
“The vaccine is the key and the powerful weapon that will make us healthy,” ministry spokesperson Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly said.
He said citizens and residents who have a valid national identity number or residence number are eligible to receive the vaccine through the “Sehaty” app.
Al-Abd Al-Aly also said that no side effects of the vaccine have been detected so far.
“The indicators of recording confirmed cases, recoveries and critical cases in the Kingdom are moving toward positivity and decline,” he told reporters.
Saudi Arabia started its inoculation campaign on Dec. 17 and was the first Arab country to use the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Saudi Arabia confirmed 176 new cases on Sunday, raising the total to 364,929 cases, of which 1,919 are active cases still receiving medical care, and 319 critical cases.
The Kingdom also confirmed five deaths related to the virus in the previous 24 hours and 146 people had recovered.
Al-Abd Al-Aly added that centers and facilities affiliated with the Ministry of Health are continuing to provide health services, including conducting tests and examinations, across the Kingdom.