Saudi Arabia’s aid agency and WHO join efforts to curb coronavirus disease

Saudi Arabia’s aid agency and WHO join efforts to curb coronavirus disease

RIYADH (RAHNUMA) The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Monday signed an agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO) to join hands against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The agreement was signed by KSRelief Assistant General Supervisor for Operations and Program Ahmed bin Ali Al-Bayez and Dr. Ibrahim Al-Ziq, WHO’s representative in the Kingdom.

As per the agreement, the center will provide $10 million to the WHO to combat COVID-19. Al-Ziq expressed his gratitude to Saudi Arabia for extending generous support to this humanitarian cause.

“This shows the Kingdom’s concern for human health and safety,” he said.

He said the WHO will use these funds to purchase safety kits for health workers and laboratory equipment to boost research to find a vaccine for the coronavirus.

Commenting on the agreement, KSRelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said the support embodies the noble humanitarian role of Saudi Arabia and reflects its keenness to serve humanity in cooperation with the UN and its agencies.

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