Saudi National Campaign for Syria signs cooperation agreement with WHO

February 2, 2013

The Saudi National Campaign for the Support of the Brothers in Syria has signed a joint agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide a series of urgently needed health programs for displaced Syrians inside of Syria. The initiatives include the distribution of SR 7.9 million [$2.11 million] worth of medicine and medical supplies, as well as the provision of health services and vaccination programs.

The agreement was signed in Cairo today by Dr. Saaid Al-Harthi, the Advisor to Minister of Interior Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, and Dr. Alaa Aldain Al-Alwan, the WHO Regional Director. Dr. Al-Harthi noted that the Kingdom is also currently providing assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. For his part, Dr. Al-Alwan thanked the Kingdom for its humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.