KSRelief ramps up support for Syrian refugees amid COVID-19 crisis

KSRelief ramps up support for Syrian refugees amid COVID-19 crisis
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Updated 13 June 2020

KSRelief ramps up support for Syrian refugees amid COVID-19 crisis

KSRelief ramps up support for Syrian refugees amid COVID-19 crisis
  • In the Lebanese town of Arsal, the Al-Amal Medical Center and KSRelief have launched an awareness campaign for the refugees

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KsRelief) continue efforts to support Syrian refugees amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The KSRelief Clinics, one of the organizations projects for Syrian refugees, in the Zaatari camp in Jordan treated more than 6,400 patients of various medical conditions during the past week.
Meanwhile in the Lebanese town of Arsal, the Al-Amal Medical Center and KSRelief have launched an awareness campaign for the refugees to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The campaign includes an education drive about the symptoms of the virus, its transmission methods, as well as the precautions people can take.
It also included the distribution of 5,000 medical supplies such as sterilizers and masks.
The medical staff of the center also underwent training in dealing with COVID-19 patients.


Death toll now 130 in tribal conflict in Darfur

Death toll now 130 in tribal conflict in Darfur
Updated 19 January 2021

Death toll now 130 in tribal conflict in Darfur

Death toll now 130 in tribal conflict in Darfur

JEDDAH: The death toll in a new tribal conflict in Sudan rose to 130 on Monday as clashes in West Darfur spread south.
At least 47 people were killed in South Darfur after 83 died and tens of thousands were displaced in West Darfur in the previous two days. It was the worst violence since a peace agreement last October raised hopes of an end to years of war.
Sudan has been undergoing a fragile transition since the removal from power of dictator Omar Bashir in April 2019 after mass protests against his rule.
The new bloodshed followed the end of the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur on Dec. 31.
The aid group Save the Children warned: “In the chaos, we fear many children will have been separated from their parents, and will now be at risk of exploitation.” Its Sudan country director Arshad Malik said the many wounded had overwhelmed health centers, and injured and dying people were lying on the floors and corridors of hospitals.
“We call on all parties to the violence in West Darfur to lay down their arms immediately, before the situation gets out of control,” he said.
Authorities in Khartoum said they had sent a delegation to contain the situation. The UN secretary-general’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric urged them to “bring an end to the fighting.”