At the tenth virtual meeting of an ad hoc committee to combat COVID-19 in the affected countries, led by Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah , Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), signed six new contracts with specialist companies recently to provide medical assistance to Yemen and Palestine to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The contracts enable the urgent provision of medical supplies and protective equipment to help curb the spread of the virus in vulnerable communities in both countries.
“KSrelief is acting in accordance with the instructions of the servant of the two holy mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to help the countries affected by the pandemic,” stated Dr. Al Rabeeah in a statement after the signing.
The emergency meeting participants also discussed ways to provide the necessary medical assistance to many other countries affected by the outbreak of the pandemic. This support is provided in full coordination with the United Nations and other organizations for the benefit of all mankind.
The UK’s support for the fight against COVID-19 is the recentin a series of gestures that demonstrate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s commitment to providing impartial, comprehensive humanitarian assistance to all the world’s most vulnerable.
Saudi Arabia had before pledged $10 to the World Health Organization to respond to its urgent call for help to support countries with fragile health systems. The Kingdom has also funded a number of other programs to provide medical equipment and other assistance to areas where rapid intervention was required to counter the spread of COVID-19 at an early stage.
The KSrelief ad hoc committee is presently investigating additional ways in which the Kingdom can contribute to providing urgently needed worldwide medical support where it is most needed.