Category:Saudi Red Crescent Authority
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Red Cross and Red Crescent
English: Saudi Red Crescent Authority(SRCA) provides emergency medical services in five administrative regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1963. By 2009, the Society had 447 First Aid Centers, run by 5,507 staff, with 1300 ambulances which are distributed in all hospitals and centres around the country. The Red Crescent has a particular role to play during Hajj (the annual pilgrimage to the Holy City of Makkah), providing on-the-spot first aid and using its fleet of vehicles (1300 in 2009) to take emergency cases to the nearest medical facility.