Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief launches medical aid for Syrian refugees

KSRelief has launched a home health-care initiative aimed at Syrian refugees in Jordan. (SPA)
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Updated 02 May 2020

Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief launches medical aid for Syrian refugees

  • The initiative launched on Saturday will help elderly patients and those with severe illnesses in the Zaatari refugee camp
  • KSRelief will identify the medical needs of patients and plan follow-up programs as part of the treatment

AMMAN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has launched a home health-care initiative aimed at Syrian refugees in Jordan.
The initiative launched on Saturday will help elderly patients and those with severe illnesses in the Zaatari refugee camp.
Patients will be examined by a KSRelief field medical team.
KSRelief will identify the medical needs of patients and plan follow-up programs as part of the treatment.
Meanwhile, KSRelief, in cooperation with Al-Khair Coalition for Humanitarian Relief, distributed 950 food baskets in Yemen’s Hadhramaut governorate to people in quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic.
A total of 5,700 people benefitted as part of humanitarian efforts by the Kingdom to combat COVID-19 in Yemen.
KSRelief, together with the Al-Igtinam Organization for Human Development, distributed 4,711 food baskets in Khartoum, benefiting 28,266 people. The center plans to distribute 38,211 food baskets in Sudan during Ramadan.
In Mogadishu, the center distributed 1,200 food baskets, benefiting 7,200 people. This comes within the framework of distributing 10,761 food baskets in Somalia, helping 64,566 people.
Saudi Arabia has been ranked fifth in the world, and first in the Arab world, for provision of humanitarian aid. Since its inception in 2015, KSRelief has implemented 1,255 projects in 49 countries at a total cost of $4.37 billion.


450k Umrah pilgrims sent back home amid pandemic

Updated 14 min 46 sec ago

450k Umrah pilgrims sent back home amid pandemic

  • Around 1,500 pilgrims, who were stranded in the country, also left in April.

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah facilitated the return of as many as 450,000 Umrah pilgrims safely to their countries as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Over 60,000 pilgrims were sent back to their home countries through special flights during the five-day Eid holiday, in a first such operation since the suspension of international flights in the Kingdom on March 15.

Around 1,500 pilgrims, who were stranded in the country, also left in April in collaboration with the ministries of foreign affairs, health and interior.

Another 40,000 pilgrims were brought to Makkah from Madinah with the help of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, to complete their rituals.

The ministry also played host to about 2,000 pilgrims, who were not able to go back to their home countries due to the suspension of international flights.

The suspension of Umrah and international flights continues until further notice.