Two Holy Mosques chief launches Hajj season plan

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Updated 11 July 2020

Two Holy Mosques chief launches Hajj season plan

MAKKAH: The president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has launched the plan to receive Hajj pilgrims this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais said that the aim was to help pilgrims perform their rituals with safety. He said that the presidency had harnessed its human resources and expertise, in cooperation with bodies that specialized in crowd management, to set the highest precautionary, preventive, guiding and directing measures to ensure the smooth execution of this year’s plan. 


KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

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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