Saudi and IOM sign $1.68m humanitarian aid deal for Somalia

Saudi Arabia aid agency and International Organization for Migration (IOM) have inked a joint agreement for a nutrition project in Somalia.

According to Saudi Press Agency, the aid which is to be sent to Gedo and Lower Juba costs $1.68 million and benefits 234,310 people.

The agreement’s objectives include improving the ability to determine families’ living conditions, referring malnourished children to outpatient clinics, purchasing and supplying nutrition materials to treatment centers, and providing training and counseling to 100 health and nutrition staff.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, adviser at the Royal Court and supervisor general of KSRelief, signed the agreement in Riyadh.

In a separate development the agency’s voluntary medical team carried out 18 surgical operations in Sudan, including two open-heart surgeries for adults and 16 heart catheterization procedures.

The campaign, which is provided by KSRelief with the aim of treating patients with heart diseases and providing them with the necessary medical care, comes as an extension to humanitarian efforts from the Kingdom in needy countries.

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