Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz initiated urgent relief to combat and contain the cholera outbreak in Yemen via King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief).
This was an urgent response to contain the crisis, which began to take a serious curve in Yemen after the outbreak spread in the past few days.
The priority of this aid campaign is to increase the support of laboratory equipment that helps with the early detection, diagnosis and the provision of necessary treatment.
Saudi efforts to support the Yemeni people in the face of this disease have been praised by Yemeni authorities.
The outbreak of the disease is due to the accumulation of waste. The absence of waste disposal in the capital Sanaa is among the main reasons that contributed to the outbreak of the disease and the high number of cases.
Advisor at the Royal Court, General Supervisor of King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah, thanked King Salman for his directives to eliminate cholera epidemic in Yemen, according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
In a press statement on Thursday, Al-Rabiah said that the Center has set up an urgent response team to develop rapid intervention programs, diagnosis of the epidemic, treatment and control and work on prevention, cooperating with UAE Ministry of Health.
The center has an ongoing contact with the rest of the GCC countries, through the GCC Aid Coordination Office, as well as the rest of the Arab coalition countries to implement urgent programs and develop a plan to contain the epidemic and to protect the Yemeni people from the risks and consequences.
Also, the center cooperates with international organizations such as the the World Health Organization and UNICEF and the International Medical Corps.