RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: The Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, recently met with UN Assistant Secretary General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, Panos Moumtzis.
During the meeting, the two officials discussed matters of common interest related to humanitarian aid and relief, and reviewed means of enhancing cooperation between the two sides in supporting the Syrian people during the current humanitarian crisis.
Dr. Al Rabeeah briefed Mr. Moumtzis on KSrelief's numerous projects to support Syrian refugees, including assistance to victims of violence in eastern Ghouta, the northern Reef of Aleppo, Idlib and other areas. These activities included projects in education, agriculture, livestock management, water, sanitation, shelter, and livelihood development.
Dr. Al Rabeeah added that there are 281,000 Syrian refugees living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where they have been provided with free education, health services and access to jobs. He also pointed out that the Kingdom has been carrying out extensive relief campaigns for Syria since the beginning of the crisis there – with much of the aid being delivered via Jordanian border crossings. KSrelief has also helped to establish specialized medical clinics to treat Syrians living in a number of refugee camps in Jordan, including Al Zaatari Camp, which is one of the largest in the region.
Mr. Moumtzis expressed his gratitude for the generous support provided by KSrelief to Syrian refugees and its efforts to help alleviate the suffering of people in need wherever they live.