“We believe that diversity is a key to success, which means a variety of activities we do every day in health, education, emergency telecommunication, hygiene, nutrition, and help offered to refugees,” Dr Abdullah Al Rabeeah, the Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, started his lecture at the University of Warsaw.


On 14th October, in the Ball Room of the Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace, the Saudi surgeon was presenting the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre. The centre was established in 2015 with the aim to take a pioneering humanitarian role in serving the international community worldwide, to alleviate human suffering and ensure that all people are provided the opportunity to have healthy, dignified lives. Dr Abdullah Al Rabeeah discussed the most meaningful achievements of the Saudi National Programme for Conjoined Twins: 52 successful separations and 125 studied cases in 23 countries. Further he described his role of a general supervisor at the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre.


“I am profoundly grateful to have you here with us and there are at least three reasons I can tell. Firstly, your kindness and your help to the Polish twins, as you performed a surgery to separate them, are still remembered and highly respected in Poland. Secondly, you are being an eminent surgeon. Thirdly, many excellent students from Saudi Arabia are studying at our university,” Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, the UW Rector, said.



The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre was set up on 13th May 2015. The centre’s mission is to manage and coordinate relief actions on the international level. The activities and programmes cover all humanitarian and relief areas, such as: relief security, camps management, shelter, early recovery, protection, education, water and sanitation, nutrition, health, humanitarian and emergency relief coordination, displacement of refugees, logistics and emergency telecommunication. This international organisation provides humanitarian aid and relief through its eight branches in Turkey, Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen.

Dr Abdullah Al Rabeeah is a Saudi paediatric surgeon. He specialises in separation of conjoined twins. He is the Head of the Surgical and Multidisciplinary Team for the Saudi National Programme for Conjoined Twins. He held the position of the Ministry of Health, and, at present, he is the Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre and the Advisor to the Royal Court on the humanitarian work of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Dr Abdullah Al Rabeeah has chaired and participated in many national and international scientific and health committees and councils. He is an invited speaker to numerous national, regional and international scientific and humanitarian gatherings. He has also authored and published numerous scientific papers. Dr Al Rabeeah is the recipient of many national and international awards.