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King Salman Orders KS Relief to Treat Those Injured in Great Hall Incident Outside of Yemen | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz has instructed the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KS Relief) to coordinate with the leadership of coalition forces, the legitimate Yemeni government and UN institutions in order to facilitate the transfer of those wounded and who need to be treated abroad following the Sana’a Great Hall incident that occurred on Saturday. The directive is an extension of the centre’s humanitarian initiatives that are provided by Saudi Arabia to the Yemeni people.

Dr Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, an Advisor to the Royal Court and Supervisor General of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid, said that the centre has started to coordinate with coalition forces, international organisations, the Ministry of Health, the Yemeni people and the supreme committee for relief to ensure that patients whose conditions require treatment in specialised medical centres are transferred to them and treated quickly. According to medical reports from relevant medical committees, the medical treatment will be paid for by the centre and it will monitor the speed of the transfer and treatment in order to ensure the safety and the security of the injured.

Al-Rabeeah said that “The centre has implemented a variety of programmes in the health sector for our Yemeni brothers. An executive programme was signed on Tuesday with the International Medical Corps to provide water services and environmental sanitation in five governorates of Yemen. A renewal contract to provide medical staff to treat wounded Yemenis and provide support to hospitals and medical centres in Yemen was also signed with the Sudanese Red Crescent”.

He added that the centre is working under the guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to facilitate the provision of help and support to Yemeni victims either directly through the centre or through United Nations organisations and civil society institutions, in coordination with the relevant authorities and the supreme committee for relief.