SR137m of debt paid via Saudi Interior Ministry’s Furijat

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Updated 26 May 2020

SR137m of debt paid via Saudi Interior Ministry’s Furijat

JEDDAH: The value of debt paid through donations as part of the Interior Ministry’s Furijat initiative has reached more than SR137 million ($36.4 million), according to a report published on its Twitter account.
According to the report, 1,024 citizens and residents have benefited from the program in the 18 days since its launch.
The initiative aims to provide a simple, safe medium through which to donate money to pay the debts of people convicted in non-criminal financial cases and who are eligible for benefits from government support programs.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), Furijat will be accessible via the Absher electronic platform.
Through Absher, donors can make payments by clicking on the application icon on the directorate’s website, and choosing the category of beneficiary and the amount to donate. The process may be completed via the SADAD payment system provided by SAMA.
 


KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

Updated 05 August 2020

KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has assisted Lebanese medical teams treating victims of the Beirut explosion on Tuesday.

Emergency teams from the Souboul Al Salam Relief Team, which is funded by KSRelief, went from north of Lebanon to Beirut to support medical teams on the ground. 

Another team from Al-Amal Medical Center, also funded by KSRelief, provided emergency health care services and started a blood donation campaign to meet the demand of Beirut hospitals.

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The prime minister of Lebanon, which is already struggling with an economic crisis and battling COVID-19, has made a desperate plea for help following Tuesday’s deadly explosions.
Kuwait said it has delivered medical aid and other essentials by a military plane on Wednesday morning.
The World Health Organization and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies were sending 40 tonnes of medical supplies, including personal protective equipment to Beirut on a flight paid for by Dubai-based International Humanitarian City, a hub for humanitarian emergency preparedness and response, a WHO representative said.
"We are offering medical trauma kits and surgical kits containing things such as syringes, bandages and surgical gowns," said Nevien Attalla, operations manager for the WHO's Dubai hub.

*With agencies