Saudi aid agency launches program to combat blindness in Burundi

Tue, 2021-10-26 00:51

BUJUMBURA: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has launched a voluntary medical program to combat blindness and its causes in Bujumbura, capital of the Republic of Burundi, in cooperation with the Makkah-based Muslim World League.
During the campaign, which began on Sunday, the volunteer medical team examined 1,402 beneficiaries, performed 20 surgeries and 210 operations, and distributed 250 pairs of glasses.
The campaign is one of the projects to combat blindness being implemented by the center to help families with low incomes in a number of countries.
The center aims to offer assistance to needy communities around the world.
The center recently carried out a water and environmental sanitation project in Yemen’s Hodeidah governorate in the Al-Khawkhah district.
It provided 301,000 liters of drinking water and 287,000 liters of non-potable water.
It carried out 34 shifts to remove waste from temporary housing camps, benefiting 8,400 people. Meanwhile, the center distributed 2,000 food baskets to people in Sudan.

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