Saudi Arabia delivers medical aid to Syrian refugees

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Saudi humanitarian aid center distributed medicines among Syrian refugees in Jordan. (SPA)
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Saudi humanitarian aid center distributed medicines among Syrian refugees in Jordan. (SPA)
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Saudi humanitarian aid center distributed medicines among Syrian refugees in Jordan. (SPA)
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Saudi humanitarian aid center distributed medicines among Syrian refugees in Jordan. (SPA)
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Saudi humanitarian aid center distributed medicines among Syrian refugees in Jordan. (SPA)
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Updated 30 March 2020

Saudi Arabia delivers medical aid to Syrian refugees

  • Saudi Arabia’s foreign aid efforts have always been on the rise until they hit a record in the last few years

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center distributed medicines among Syrian refugees in Zaatari camp in Jordan. The medical aid was also provided to 840 patients suffering from chronic diseases.  The aid delivery came in cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Health and UN High Commissioner for 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.  


Saudi minister calls on worshippers to respect safety measures in mosques

Updated 28 May 2020

Saudi minister calls on worshippers to respect safety measures in mosques

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's minister of Islamic affairs called on Muslims to respect ongoing preventative measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) inside mosques as the Kingdom eases some restrictions.

Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said worshipers should bring their own prayer mats, wear masks and wash their hands prior to coming to the mosque to ensure the safety of other worshippers. 

Al-Asheikh said preventative measures will remain in place to ensure a safe return of worshipers to mosques for Friday prayers from May 31 until June 20, except in Makkah. 

Worshippers must keep two meters apart and leave a row of space empty between each row, he said.

The minister said the elderly and children under 15 should continue to avoid going to the mosque. 

The instructions follow other announcements in the Kingdom relaxing aspects of the lockdown, including reducing curfews and allowing freer movement of people.