Saudi Arabia to provide $10m to WHO to combat COVID-19

supervisor general of KSrelief, Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah said that Saudi Arabia is working with UN to protect public health

Saudi Arabia provides financial support to WHO to fight against COVID-19 [representational]
Saudi Arabia provides financial support to WHO to fight against COVID-19 [representational]

Under the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia has announced that it will provide $10m (SAR37.5m) to the World Health Organisation (WHO) as financial support to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and to support countries with vulnerable health infrastructures.

The finance has been approved for in response to an urgent appeal from WHO to combat COVID-19.

Speaking about the finance help, supervisor general of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, said that the royal directive reflected the kingdom's humanitarian role and its commitment in providing global assistance.

According to Al Rabeeah, KSrelief is working in cooperation with United Nations agencies and other humanitarian organisations in order to protect public health and well-being.

Earlier this month, UAE announced the establishment of a health centre within the Emirates Humanitarian City complex, to provide 24-hour healthcare for Arab students and residents evacuated from Wuhan, China, which is the epicentre of COVID-19.

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