The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSHARC) has extended its reach into the Zindejan district of Herat province in western Afghanistan, distributing 600 food baskets to 3,600 earthquake-stricken individuals. This humanitarian effort is a part of a larger initiative by Saudi Arabia, as it continues to provide medical, relief, and shelter aid across the globe.
Global Humanitarian Efforts
Through KSHARC, Saudi Arabia's humanitarian endeavors are not restricted to Afghanistan but span across countries including Pakistan, Yemen, Jordan, and Mauritania. These efforts are chiefly part of ongoing medical volunteer projects aimed at providing relief to low-income families in dire need of assistance. In Pakistan's Balochistan region, KSHARC distributed 1,100 winter bags to 7,700 individuals from vulnerable families affected by floods. This was part of a project to provide and distribute shelter materials and winter bags for the 2023-2024 period.
Medical Volunteer Projects
In Yemen's Socotra Archipelago, KSHARC has launched a volunteer medical campaign for pediatric surgery and urology, with plans to perform 100 surgeries. Additionally, a volunteer medical project for pediatric orthopedic surgery was initiated in Hadhramaut's Mukalla district, where nine successful surgeries have been carried out so far. In Mauritania, KSHARC executed a volunteer medical project for urological surgeries, completing 50 successful operations.
Providing Aid to Millions
KSHARC's efforts have been far-reaching, providing humanitarian and developmental aid to over 94 countries in partnership with international, regional, and local partners. This has resulted in the delivery of relief to millions worldwide. In Jordan, KSHARC distributed shopping vouchers enabling beneficiaries to purchase winter clothing, aiding 1,646 individuals from 248 needy Syrian refugee families.
In addition to these efforts, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held official talks with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to discuss bilateral relations, cooperation, and regional and international issues. They witnessed the signing of a bilateral understanding in the energy sector. Furthermore, Saudi Arabia won the bid to host Expo 2030 in Riyadh, an event set to showcase the country's rich heritage, economic growth, and future plans to millions of visitors.