KSRelief signs deals to combat COVID-19 in Yemen, Palestine

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KS Relief workers handing over food aid in Yemen. (SPA)
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KS Relief workers handing over relief goods to Palestinian refugees in Jordan. (SPA)
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Updated 09 April 2020

KSRelief signs deals to combat COVID-19 in Yemen, Palestine

RIYAEH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed six contracts with specialized companies on Wednesday to provide Yemen and Palestine with essential medical devices and supplies to combat the spread of coronavirus and mitigate its impact on their peoples.
The contracts were signed by KSRelief’s General Supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah during the 10th virtual meeting of the center’s committee concerned with combating coronavirus in affected countries.
The meeting, presided by Al-Rabeeah, discussed means to provide necessary medical assistance to several coronavirus-affected countries.
This comes in line with King Salman’s directives to stand by these countries in cooperation with the UN, its agencies and organizations.
“The six signed contracts come in the framework of the implementation of the royal orders. They include the provision of a number of essential preventive medical devices and supplies that are used in such crises to support the sisterly Yemen and Palestine in the face of the coronavirus,” Al-Rabeeah said in a statement.
“These directives embody the Kingdom’s noble humanitarian role and reflect its keenness to harness its capabilities and resources in the service of humanitarian causes.”
He recalling the king’s order to support the World Health Organization with $10 million, in response to “the urgent appeal it launched to all states, which aimed to intensify efforts and take international preventive measures to limit the spread of the virus in countries with vulnerable health systems.”
The KSRelief committee is looking into the possibility of providing similar assistance to the world’s most needy countries.


DiplomaticQuarter: Mauritius ambassador, Saudi aid agency chief discuss cooperation

Updated 02 July 2020

DiplomaticQuarter: Mauritius ambassador, Saudi aid agency chief discuss cooperation

RIYADH: Mauritian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Shaukat Ali Soudhan held talks with Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).
They “held a virtual meeting, and the two sides discussed various ways to enhance bilateral cooperation,” KSRelief said in a statement.
“The two leaders also discussed mutual coordination to cope with the emerging situation because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as KSRelief’s work and program developments on various projects in Mauritius.”
They discussed joint humanitarian and relief efforts, and reviewed various KSRelief programs in Mauritius.
Soudhan praised KSRelief’s ongoing efforts to alleviate the suffering of people in crisis-affected countries worldwide, particularly in Mauritius.
He thanked Saudi Arabia for its assistance to his country’s people. The Kingdom is among the largest donors of humanitarian aid in the world.
In November 2019, Saudi Arabia confirmed that it had provided nearly $18 billion of humanitarian assistance to help refugees.
The Kingdom and Mauritius are developing closer ties. Soudhan in February said his country had benefited from a 400 percent increase in the number of Saudi tourists in the past two years following the opening of direct flights.