Saudi Arabia Signs Agreement with UNRWA to Address Coronavirus in Gaza Strip

Saudi Arabia Signs Agreement with UNRWA to Address Coronavirus in Gaza Strip

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has signed an agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to provide supplies and medical equipment for UNRWA to address novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Gaza Strip, Palestine.

The agreement was signed by Advisor at the Royal Court and KSrelief Supervisor General Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah and by Philippe Lazzarini from UNRWA in the virtual meeting that was held between the two sides today.

In a press statement, Dr. Al Rabeeah said that the agreement will benefit two million people, adding that the agreement will include providing all necessary medical equipment and protective supplies including ultrasound machines, patient monitors, infusion pumps, pulse oximeters, beds for patients transfers, N95 masks, medications and antibiotics, which will meet the needs of medical teams to confront the outbreak of coronavirus in Gaza Strip.

Dr. Al Rabeeah added that this agreement affirms the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s leading role in alleviating the sufferings of all peoples around the world. It also reflects the keenness of Saudi Arabia to harness potentials and resources to serve humanitarian cases in cooperation with the United Nations‘ agencies and organizations and the international community. He also stated that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has provided aid to Palestine with a total of USD 6,473,586,361; 250,000,000 of them for UNRWA.

Dr. Al Rabeeah noted that the agreement comes upon the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Crown Prince to stand with all sisterly countries in confronting coronavirus pandemic.