KSrelief project helps combat blindness in Morocco|Arab News Japan

  • The initiative is part of a medical program provided by the center to combat blindness and related illnesses in communities around the world

Riyadh: The Saudi aid agency KSrelief has implemented a volunteer scheme to combat blindness and the diseases that cause it in Boulemane Province, Morocco.

The Saudi Noor program will run until Nov. 10 in cooperation with Al-Basar International Foundation, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

So far, the KSrelief medical team has examined 1,345 cases, performed 82 surgeries, and distributed 345 eyeglasses.

The initiative is part of a medical program provided by the center to combat blindness and related illnesses in communities around the world.

In Yemen, KSrelief carried out a project for otolaryngology surgery at Al-Ghaydah Central Hospital in Al-Mahrah governorate involving the participation of 12 volunteers with different medical specialties. They dealt with 50 cases, performed seven operations, and distributed medicine to 30 people.

In Pakistan, the agency distributed 1,649 winter bags in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, benefiting 11,543 people as part of its efforts to help families in flood-hit areas of the country.

And in Lebanon, the center recently concluded the distribution of 62,500 cartons of dates to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, and needy Lebanese families.

Since its inception in 2015, KSrelief has implemented 2,587 projects worth more than $6.4 billion in 94 countries, in cooperation with 175 local, regional, and international partners.

According to a report by the agency, the bulk of the support has gone to Yemen ($4.3 billion), Syria ($376 million), Palestine ($370 million), and Somalia ($222 million).

KSrelief’s programs cover food security, health, sanitation, shelter, nutrition, education, telecommunications, and logistics.

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