The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has established its global position and strong presence in humanitarian aid worldwide, which is evident through the financial and material relief programs it provides with national help in areas of disasters, wars and conflicts, through the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action.
The World Humanitarian Day, which the Kingdom celebrates among the countries of the world, falls on the nineteenth of August, comes to stand with the heroes of humanitarian work from volunteers and workers in this sector, and to spread the culture of human rights in various fields.
Saudi Arabia’s leadership in the field of charitable and humanitarian work at the world level lies in many humanitarian initiatives, and the inauguration of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action came to be a leading international center for the relief of communities suffering from disasters.
It aims to help them and raise their suffering so that they can lead a decent life. It is considered as an umbrella for the Kingdom’s external humanitarian and relief works. King Salman Center is the only entity authorized to receive any relief, charitable or humanitarian donations, whether governmental or private, to deliver them to those in need abroad in accordance with the regulations.
The King Salman Relief Center has recorded a remarkable international presence in the humanitarian scene through its implementation of 1705 relief projects in 69 countries around the world, with a value of more than 5 billion and 430 million and 528 thousand US dollars, including these projects several vital sectors. Volunteer work is an important pillar in the work of the King Salman Center for Relief, as it has implemented 159 volunteer programs in various fields in 19 countries around the world.
The KSrelief places volunteer work among its main objectives, seeking to develop it, educate young people about its importance and motivate them to participate in it, and contribute to achieving the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 by increasing the number of volunteers to one million volunteers.
In addition to these efforts, comes the Saudi medical program for separating Siamese twins, which is the only program of its kind in the world that covers all the expenses of the operation, treatment and rehabilitation after the operation.
Over the course of 3 decades, it has received cases of Siamese twins from different countries of the world, studying and evaluating them before conducting the operation. The number of cases that have been studied so far has reached 117 cases from 22 countries in 3 continents around the world, a separation operation was conducted for 50 of them and all of them were successful.