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Lebanon-Israel Conflict 2006



Urgent Relief Committee

Mission:
The Urgent Relief Committee is established to deal with Israel offence on Lebanon at the Medical and Social level.

Means:

  1. Coordination with the Lebanese High Committee on Relief.
  2. Organization of the IDP reception and assurance of their needs.
  3. Distribution of food parcels and hot meals.
  4. Ensuring First Aid facilities.
  5. Medical consultation in the IDP centers and provision of urgent and chronic medical drugs.
  6. Security services of civil defence.

 

 

Actions in the field:

  1. Total numbers of IDP in all regions of Lebanon: about 300.000 persons.
  2. Number of IDP under our total care: about 30.000 persons (10%).
  3. Coordination with the Lebanese High Relief Committee about the medical services for the other refugees.
  4. Distribution of about 78,500 hot meals daily
  5. Distribution of about 7,000 Food Parcels
  6. Eight ambulances.
  7. Two mobile clinics.
  8. 1,500 medical consultations daily.
  9. 1,000 chronic patients.

 

 

TABLE OF SERVICES IN OUR IDP CENTERS:

Relief services
Saida and South Lebanon
Beirut
Mount Lebanon
Bekaa
Total
Number of IDP
10,000
6,000
6,000
8,000
30,000
Others
1,600
500
500
1,500
4,100
Hot Meals
52,500
15,000
8,000
3,000
78,500
Food Parcels
3,000
2,000
1,000
1,000
7,000
Hygienic Parcels
1,200
450
250
350
2,250
Ambulances
3
1
2
1
8
Mobile clinics
1
-
1
-
2
Daily Medical Consultations
550
250
500
200
1,500
Chronic Medical Cases
400
200
200
200
1,000
Drug Distribution
$15,000
$3,000
$3,000
$4,000
$25,000


URGENT NEEDS:

Needs
Number
Unit Cost
Total Cost
Ambulances
3
$30,000
$90,000
Acute and regular drugs

$35,000
Chronic drugs

$22,000
Children's Milk

$10,000
Hot Meals
30,000
$5
$150,000
Food Parcels
6,000
$30
$180,000
Meatless
3,000
$20
$60,000
Fire Extinguishers
100
$200
$20,000
Total

$567,000

I thank you in advance for your efforts to assist us in this catastrophic situation.
May ALLAH accept your efforts.

Beirut 23 - 7 - 2006
Coordinator of the Urgent Relief Committee
Dr Imad HOUT
Mobile: 9613883953
Fax: 9611743192
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Account Number: 630225279120508 - Byblos Bank - Istiklal Street - Beirut

25 JULY 2006

Brother Dr Imad Hout of IMA Lebanon has confirmed the following situation in Lebanon:
" Travel in Lebanon is extremely dangerous due to the continued bombing of all access routes from the various frontiers
" All means of access has already been destroyed: airports, roads, bridges,
" The safety of any medical personnel cannot be guaranteed due to this
" The IMA of Lebanon have sufficient medical manpower to cope with the health needs of their internally displaced population ( IDP )
" They urgently require medical relief in the form of medicines (acute and chronic), children's milk, food parcels, ambulances, etc
" The best method of procuring these items is to forward cash contributions to their account for direct purchase of all requirements in Lebanon or Syria ( see attached document ).
FIMA therefore recommends :
" That we withhold any medical relief missions for the time being until the situation improves
" That we urgently embark on a fund-raising drive in our respective countries and forward all cash contributions to our brothers in Lebanon via their bank account
" That we request our brothers in Syria to assist Br Imad in purchasing their medical requirements in Damascus
Contact details of IMA LEBANON:

Coordinator : Dr Imad Hout
Mobile: +9613883953
Direct: +9611749974
Fax: +9611743192
E-mail:
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Bank account details:

Byblos Bank
Istiklal Street, Beirut
Acct no: 630225279120508

WEST BANK & GAZA

by Dr. Aly Mishal, Islamic Hospital, Jordan

We are providing medical help in the following areas:

- Treatment of patients where facilities are unavailable in Palestine. We admit them to Jordanian hospitals, and we solicit donations to cover the bills.
- Medical supplies needed by Palestinian hospitals. Payments could be done in Jordan, and the suppliers provide the medicines or consumables to Palestinian hospitals.
- Young Palestinian doctors in their residency training in Jordan training centers have stopped receiving any finances from their families or from the institutions that funded their training. We are working to raise donations to cover their living expenses during their residency training.

JORDAN :

Coordinator: Dr Aly Mishal
Contact no: +962795990054
E-mail: info@islamic_hospital.org
Banking details: Jordan Islamic Bank, Shmeisani Branch, Amman
Acct no: 46327
Beneficiary: Jordan Society for Islamic Medical Sciences

PALESTINE :

Coordinator: Dr Amin Sinnokrot
Contact no: +97250323968
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Banking details: Arab Islamic Bank,
Acct no: 17296


OUR PARTNERS :

Lebanon : MERCY MALAYSIA CONDEMNS VIOLENCE IN LEBANON AND PALESTINE AND DEPLOYS ASSESSMENT MISSION IN AID OF MIDDLE EAST CRISIS
25 July 2006, Tuesday

The rising conflict in Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza as well as Israel has created a humanitarian disaster with hundreds of thousands of people displaced from their homes. Many more are without access to basic medical facilities and services and the number of civilians killed and injured in all three locations is increasing at an alarming rate.
o MERCY Malaysia implores all parties to cease the bombings and violence immediately and urges all parties to seek a peaceful resolve.
o MERCY Malaysia condemns the killing of innocent women and urges all parties of the conflict to protect the lives of civilians in accordance with the International Humanitarian Law.
o MERCY Malaysia urges the international community to advocate and ensure that humanitarian access to those in need is secured urgently.
MERCY Malaysia concerned with the escalating violence on both sides and the lack of an easily accessible humanitarian corridor is deploying its Assessment team to Damascus, Syria.
The team comprises Associate Professor Dr P Shanmuhasutharam, MERCY Malaysia Executive Committee member, Ms Anita Ahmad, MERCY Malaysia's Programme Advisor and Mr. Hew Cheong Yew, MERCY Malaysia's Volunteer Management Officer.
The objective of this mission is to assess the current refugee situation in Syria and enable MERCY Malaysia to formulate a response plan and assist the affected communities in Syria and Lebanon effectively. MERCY Malaysia has also identified credible local partners to work with in difficult areas with poor access. The team is scheduled to depart Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, 25 July 2006.

MERCY Malaysia ( MM ) is in Damascus and assessing the refugee situation. They will also be meeting up with another assessment team who have crossed into Lebanon and are in Tripoli.

MM President has been requested to take up a senior position in the UN to coordinate work in Lebanon and also to work with Muslim organizations & donors.

"I hope that I will get the support of FIMA when this happens soon, inshallah. It is very important to be engaged with the international community and multilaterally."
" Humanitarian corridor is open for ICRC to Lebanon
" Humanitarian corridor in Lebanon for NGOs is being negotiated and inshallah open soon
" OIC Humanitarian Forum is also sending a team with trucks of supplies to Tripoli
Awaiting information from :
1. Islamic Relief
2. International Islamic Council for Da'awa & Relief ( IICDR)

UPDATES 1 :
The following are reports of some activities to assist the humanitarian relief in Lebanon & Palestine coordinated by Dr. Ashraf; FIMA Chief Coordinator for RELIEF.

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More reports will follow suit. For detailed information on ways to contribute to Lebanon & Palestine Relief , kindly log on www.fimaweb.org

Sincerely,
Dr. Musa Mohd. Nordin
FIMA President

1. From Pakistan IMA
Assalamualaikum

We have collected quite a good amount of surgical supplies for lebanon

Insha allah more funds are expected in two three day's time

Iqbal Khan
PIMA

2. From Turkey
Dear Brothers,
Assalamualaikum.

We are of course strategically located to provide assistance to the Lebanese refugees on the Syrian border when necessary and we have the necessary resources and supplies to provide this service but, as far as we have been informed through various contacts there is not any IDP camps or whatever showed up on the border. If a mass of refugees arises needing humanitarian and medical help we are on duty for sure. Anyway we have announced a fund raising campaign nationwide for cash collection to channel to Palestine and Lebanon, and we are praying.

Our team in Palestine will next visit Ramallah and other places in North Palestine tomorrow and they will donate some 30.000 USD to our Palestinian brothers.

Wassalam.
M.Ihsan Karaman,MD
FIMA Rep., Turkey
Chief Executive Officer, Doctorsworldwide Turkey Branch

3. From IMA South Africa
Gift of the Givers and IMASA are sending a plane full of relief items to Lebanon and Palestine via Jordan. This plane will leave South Africa on Thursday 3rd August. They will be working through the Jordanian Foreign Affairs consulate.

We have requested all IMA's to commence on similar missions of relief and collection drives to meet the demands of the suffering population in Lebanon. The reports from Br Imad Al-Hout and Sr Jemilah confirms the hazard of sending medical missions into Lebanon at this stage. The best we can do is to support Br Imad and his colleagues in their valiant efforts to alleviate the pain and suffering of displaced people. Please encourage all IMA's to speed up their collections and transfer their contributions into the appropriate accounts.

We have also embarked on a humble collection drive to raise $600-800 000-00 to purchase the required items in Damascus or in Lebanon. I have asked our Acute Response Team (ART) to prepare a mission should they be required, but this seems unlikely under the present circumstances.

Dr. Ashraf
FIMA Chief Coordinator for RELIEF

4. From Dr. Ashraf
Dear Bros
Assalamu Alaikum

Thank you for all your valuable support during these troubled times. The following were nominated as the nucleus of an Acute Response Team ( ART ) :

  • IMANA : Dr Parvaiz Malik
  • IMANI : Dr Jamal Mohamed
  • IMAM : Dr Ikram
  • IMASA : Dr Yakub Essack
  • PIMA : Prof Iqbal Khan

Could the nominated representatives please enlist 2-3 members from your respective branches for relief work when we have safety and clearance to do so. We await further information from our brother Dr Imad Hout in Lebanon, Dr Amin Sinnokrot in Palestine and our brothers in Syria about the plight of refugees on the Syrian/Lebanon border. As recommended, please select members with surgical skills and previous relief experience in disaster management. We also await the assessments from Mercy Malaysia and Islamic Relief before making our final decisions on medical relief.

Jazakallah for your support
Ashraf Jedaar


UPDATES 2 :


1. REPORT FROM IMA SOUTH AFRICA ( IMASA )
IMASA in association with Gift of the Givers have assembled a large amount of emergency relief supplies for distribution in Lebanon. They need assistance, however, in buying more supplies locally (in Jordan) to join the consignment into Lebanon. We also need your presence ( IMA JORDAN ) to ensure that this forms part of the FIMA response to the devastation and destruction inflicted on the helpless in Lebanon and Palestine. We also need you and your brothers from Islamic Hospital and IMA of Jordan or other local relief organization in facilitating the transport of the 2nd consignment into Palestine and Gaza where it is intended. These have been facilitated by your respective embassies in Amman. Could you contact our brothers in Scientific Medical Association ( SMA Palestine ) to receive these relief supplies and supervise its distribution in Palestine. We thank you once again for your participation in this humanitarian relief effort on behalf of FIMA.

Jazakumullahu Khair
Ashraf Jedaar
FIMA Chief Coordinator for RELIEF
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2. NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS IN RELIEF ( dated 30 july 2006 ) Our team ( MERCY MALAYSIA ) in Damascus has been meetng the head of the Lebanon High Commission and has begun procurement. MM would be delighted if FIMA works closely with us and we can procure items on your behalf too and send them to the needy.

We plann to have two stations in Syria - one in Damascus and the other ops centre in Homs. There are more needs in Homs since refugees come through there. Our team reports that even from the borders where they receive refugees they can hear and see the smoke from the bombs which means that they are not only bombing the south as what is shown in the news

They are also in touch with our brother Dr Imad ( IMA Lebanon ) as well as several other orgs esp women and children's orgs who badly need supplies.


UPDATES 3 :


Muslim groups discuss aid for Lebanon, Palestinians
Web posted on 2nd Aug 2006
Source : AFP

ISTANBUL - About a dozen Muslim humanitarian groups from around the world met here yesterday to coordinate their aid efforts for Lebanon and the Palestinian territories, shattered by a massive Israeli offensive.

Under the aegis of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from Britain, Malaysia, Pakistan, Qatar and Turkey discussed ways to pool their resources.

"I hope that our meeting today will lead to the launch of a vast aid campaign for our brothers and sisters suffering in Lebanon and Palestine," OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said, while denouncing Israel’s "inhumane agression".

In a statement issued at the end of the gathering, the participants said an account would be opened at the Islamic Development Bank, where international financial aid would be pooled.

They said the issue of humanitarian aid for Lebanon and the Palestinians would be put on the agenda of an emergency meeting of the OIC executive committee in Malaysia on Thursday in a bid to secure government support from member countries for a large relief campaign.

The efforts will be coordinated by a board comprising Deniz Feneri (Lighthouse) of Turkey, Mercy Malaysia and Kuwait’s International Islamic Charitable Organisation, it said. The OIC will open offices in Syria and Lebanon to make the aid campaign more efficient, it added.

The participants also agreed to draw up a detailed report on how humanitarian supplies would be transported to the Palestinian territories.

Ibrahim Altan, secretary general of Deniz Feneri, which serves as the secretariat of the OIC’s humanitarian forum launched in May, said earlier that one of the main issues was "how best to guarantee security for the transport."

Israeli strikes have often impeded the delivery of international humanitarian aid.

The UN has called for a humanitarian corridor to be established so aid could pass safely into Lebanon.

Aid groups say up to 800,000 people - almost a fifth of Lebanon’s population - have been driven from their homes by the fighting.

Lebanon’s ambassador to Turkey, George Habib Siam, said he had given Ihsanoglu a list of equipment, mostly medical, that was urgently needed in his country.


UPDATES 4 :

1. FROM TURKEY; FRIDAY AUGUST 04, 2006
Following a 5-day trip to West Bank and Gaza, three of our brothers representing Hayat Foundation and Doctors World Wide Turkey Branch will depart for Beirut tomorrow morning. They inshaallah will arrive Beirut through Adana and Tripoli with the escort of Turkish Embassy personel from the Syria-Lebanon border till Beirut. They will contact Dr. Imad, IMA Lebanon through phone and will hand over our collected cash donation to your organization.

Our campaign for providing ambulances to Lebanon is going on and will reach to target soon inshaallah.

May Allah bless you and our dear brothers and sisters in Lebanon.

Wassalam.

M.Ihsan Karaman, MD
FIMA Rep, Hayat Foundation
CEO, Doctors World Wide Turkey Branch

2. FROM ISLAMIC HOSPITAL & IMA JORDAN; THURSDAY AUGUST 03, 2006

  1. The route from Damascus to Tripoli is opened for small cars. For big size trucks, it is unsafe. The main bridges were destroyed, but small roads are open.
  2. IMA Lebanon are ready to send personal cars or taxis to Damascus to transfer any guests from FIMA or collaborating NGOS.
  3. In Tripoli, relief materials could be easily purchased from their local market, in case any delegation chooses to go in with cash for relief.
  4. IMA Lebanon is active from Tripoli in the north to Beirut and Saida in the South.
  5. Apart from Dr. Imad, additional contact in Tripoli is Dr. Rami Dargham - Mobile phone: 961 368 4917
  6. As for the trip of Gift of the Givers & IMA South Africa to Jordan, they are welcome. I am glad to know they have arranged with South Africa Govt. and Jordan Govt. to send relief supplies.
  7. I will be leaving for Kuwait on Friday August 4 to attend the IICDR ( International Islamic Council for Da'wa & Relief ) meeting

May Allah (SWT) bless your relief efforts.

Dr. Aly Mishal
Chief of Staff, Islamic Hospital
President, IMA Jordan

3. FROM IMA SOUTH AFRICA, THURSDAY AUGUST 03, 2006
First plane loaded with relief and medical supplies left for Amman, Jordan at 1 pm, August 03, 2006. Collaboration of Waqful Waqifin ( Gift of the Givers ) & IMA South Africa & government to government between South Africa & Jordan.

SMS from Dr. Ashraf
Chief Coordinator
FIMA Relief


UPDATES 5 :

1. FROM OUR FIMA CHIEF COORDINATOR FOR RELIEF
Dear Brothers & Sisters
Assalamu Alaikum

Our brothers in Palestine have communicated their medical relief assistance in their battle with the management of casualties during the recent and present Israeli offensive in occupied Palestine. They require the assistance of the following specialists:

* Neurosurgeons
* Plastic surgeons
* Vascular surgeons

Please identify the availability of these disciplines in your respective organizations and communicate this information to me so that we could constitute a medical relief team (s) to assist our brothers in Palestine.

They further suggested that any financial assistance be brought in the form of physical cash in preference to bank deposits and to be handed over to the responsible recipient in the SMA (Scientific Medical Association, Palestine). Any other form of medical supplies or equipment can be brought into the country via our partners in Mercy Malaysia or Islamic Hospital, Jordan or IMA Jordan. Please remember that our brothers in Jordan, who are involved in the surgical management of complicated cases, also require our assistance in any form.

I appeal to you all not to forget the urgent needs of these helpless and oppressed people of Palestine who have been fighting for their freedom and independence for the past 60 years. May Allah reward you all for the good work conducted in His name and everything you may carry in your heart.

Jazakum Allah Khairan
Ashraf Jedaar
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UPDATES 6 :

1. NEWS FROM TURKEY
A team of three brothers from Hayat Foundation left for Beirut yesterday morning to meet our brothers in IMA Lebanon, to support their efforts and to hand over our donations. At departure, they were unaware that Israel had bombarded vital connections and four bridges connecting North Lebanon to Beirut. The Turkish Embassy in Beirut called to inform that they were not able to meet our team at the Syria-Lebanon border and ensure safe travel to Beirut. The Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul called our team from Ankara and requested them to return since travel to Beirut via Tripoli was dangerous. Our brothers are extremely sad at this turn of events. But be assured that we are all working very hard to alleviate the pain of our brothers and sisters in Lebanon who are the victims of this heinous aggression. Inshallah, within one week we will achieve the amount needed to purchase a fully equipped ambulance for your use. Nationwide fund-raising campaign is underway with outpouring of generosity

May Allah bless you and all the innocent people of Lebanon.

Wassalam.

M.Ihsan Karaman, MD
FIMA Rep. Hayat Foundation
CEO, Doctors World Wide Turkey Branch

2. Kindly email any IMA updates, activities, conventions; annual general meetings; camps; student activites, announcements, seminars, relief activities, fund raising etc to :
Editor in Chief
FIMA Vision
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UPDATES 7 :

1. UPDATES FROM PAKISTAN IMA ( PIMA )
Assalamualaikum

With reference to your appeal as undermentioned. I am a Vascular Surgeon with vast experience in trauma surgey. I would like to offer my services for brothers in need any where they may require my services. I am ready to proceed when ever required.

Prof. M.I.K
MD, FRCS
Professor of Surgery

UPDATES 8 :
1. FROM PAKISTAN
Al Khidmat Foundation of Pakistan has decided to send its first delegation to Lebanon. The delegation comprises :

  1. Ahsanullah Waqas, General Secretary, Al Khidmat Foundation
  2. Dr Hafeez ur Rahman, Director Medical and Relief Services
  3. Muzammal Suherwardy, Journalist

Dr. Hafeez ur Rahman
Past-President Pakistan IMA

2. FROM INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC COUNCIL ON DA'WA & RELIEF ( IICDR )
An urgent meeting of the Relief Committee-IICDR was held in Kuwait on August 5, 2006. Dr. Aly Mishal (Jordan) attended as the FIMA representative. The committee includes 22 NGOS from among the 90 IICDR members. The meeting was specifically held for humanitarian relief for both Lebanon and Palestine. Many of the committee members have already initiated their relief activities inside and around Lebanon from the first few days of the conflict.

The major resolutions of the meeting were :

  1. Collaboration between member NGOS is mandatory. A steering central committee was formed with 5 members. Dr. Aly was selected in this committee. The committee has identified priorities and needs of relief in both countries, based on contacts and information from authorities and NGOS from inside both countries.
  2. The specific relief needs will be directed to IICDR member NGOS, so that each will sponsor or adopt certain needs.
  3. Due to the damaged roads into Lebanon, an already established relief camp near the Syrian-Lebanese border, will be expanded, and relief materials and workers will be directed to this camp. The camp director Abdul Karim Al-Mousa (Saudi) could be contacted at 009665059965. Kindly use my name for proper introduction.
  4. The steering committee will hold a meeting inside Lebanon once there is safe access.

Dr. Aly Mishal
FIMA Representative to IICDR

3. FROM FIMA CHIEF COORDINATOR FOR RELIEF
Thank you very much for your invaluable assistance and support during these extremely difficult and testing times. We can certainly welcome any form of assistance in this colossal war on our collective enemies. May you be rewarded and guided safely through these perilous conditions in Lebanon to complete your humanitarian mission.

I am sure that you will taking some of the emergency supplies along with you for immediate distribution among the various affected communities identified by our brothers in IMA Lebanon under the leadership of Br Imad Hout. Example :

  • acute and chronic medicines
  • water purification tabs and clean drinking water
  • milk and milk products
  • food parcels
  • ingredients for hot meals
  • tents and tarpaulin
  • mattresses and blankets
  • equipped ambulances

Various communications have confirmed that procurement of these items in Syria (or Turkey) is preferred to purchase in Lebanon (expensive & limited supply) or Jordan (transport into Lebanon too dangerous). If you intend bringing your own supplies, then please use Syria as a conduit and transport into Lebanon via the northern territories. Br Imad and Br Aly Mishal will confirm these routes.

While in Lebanon, could you support our local brothers and confirm the following:

  • the state of health services in and around the major centres
  • the capacity of the service
  • the health demands (acute casualties, type of injuries, severity of injuries, surgical demands vs chronic cases)
  • the state of medical support (hospitals, clinics, ambulances, medicines, surgical supplies, OTs
  • the need for medical relief, the type etc
  • any other information of relevance

Last but not least, could you assist any other FIMA-related agencies in their efforts to assist the Lebanese e.g. the Gift of the Givers have been stranded in Jordan and in need of assistance to move their supplies into Lebanon.

Br Hafeez, you do us all proud by flying the flag for FIMA. May you be blessed and rewarded for all your good work, Insha'Allah.

Jazakallahu Khair

Dr. Ashraf Jedaar
FIMA


UPDATES 9 :
1. FROM FIMA CHIEF COORDINATOR FOR RELIEF
Dear Brothers
Assalamu Alaikum

Could you please spare me a few minutes of your valuable time. We need an urgent audit of the FIMA Response to the current crises in the Middle East region: Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq. Our respective brothers in these respective regions have expressed their urgent needs for assistance and support. I have not heard of any response or intention of response from any of our members except for Dr. Hafeez (Al-Khidmat Foundation), Dr Ihsan Karaman (Hayat Foundation) and Prof. Muhammed Iqbal Khan (PIMA). Please brothers, this is no time for slumber and complacency; action is urgent and critical to the survival of the traumatized populations of Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq. Could you please communicate your responses to these crises by replying to my e-mails. Give me full details of all your efforts, completed and planned, medical or humanitarian, cash or kind.

Br. Imad, could you please inform us of any assistance received thus far as well as an updated report of your efforts in the war-stricken regions of Lebanon: southern and northern territories.

I beseech all our Exco brothers to personally invite other members in your region to assist in our efforts in the Middle East. We will continue with cash donations for procurement of medicines and supplies in Damascus, Istanbul or any other favourable location and then transported with the assistance of 1 of our partners. Please forgive me if I have offended anyone or omitted anyone. We need action!

Jazakallah and Wassalaam
Ashraf Jedaar
FIMA

2. FROM FIMA CHIEF COORDINATOR FOR RELIEF
Dear Prof. M Iqbal Khan

Jazakallah for responding so promptly to our request for medical relief assistance in Palestine. Could you request you organization ( PIMA) to organize the other members of the team as well. It would be easier to move a full team from 1 region than individual members from various regions. Therefore, solicit the services of a neurosurgeon and plastic surgeon to join you in your services to the injured population of Palestine. Could I further request that the other regions consider doing the same: i.e. IMANA, IMASA, Hayat Foundation, IMAKSA, IMAM, MDDA of UK etc. Please circulate this urgent request to all our members.

Ashraf Jedaar
FIMA

3. FROM PIMA
A team of a General Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon and Plastic or Vascular surgeon will be most suitable. It is appropriate to take Anesthetist and 2-3 technicians. All IMAs can work around this plan.

Prof. Tariq
Secretary FIMA

4. FROM TURKEY
Four of our brothers representing Hayat Foundation and Doctors Worldwide Turkey Branch will leave for Beirut from Istanbul tomorrow morning (10th August). Following their flight to Adana, they will rent a car to drive to the Syrian-Lebanon border and Turkish Embassy personnel of Beirut will pick them up at the border to transfer to Beirut, Inshaallah. Upon arrival they will call you (Dr. Imad , IMA Lebanon).

They will hand over some 60,000.00 USD donation to your organization to purchase an ambulance, medicine and medical supplies. Kindly order a fully equipped ambulance to be prepared for our team to purchase. They will spend couple of days with you, Inshaallah.

May Allah bless you and support your efforts in His Holy Path.

Wassalam.

M.Ihsan Karaman,MD
FIMA Rep. Hayat Foundation
CEO, Doctors Worldwide Turkey Branch



UPDATES 10 :
1. SCHOLARSHIPS IN MEDICINE FOR PALESTINIAN STUDENTS
Dear Dr. Amin, Scientific Medical Association, Palestine

Kindly send copies of certificates of both students with applications to the Vice Chancellor Ripah University that they wish to avail the scholarship at the medical college as they come from an aggrieved area - Palestine. Their return as qualified doctors will help the community.

Prof. Muhammad Tariq
Past-President PIMA
Secretary FIMA

2. CONTRIBUTIONS FROM IMA NORTH AMERICA ( IMANA ) - Aug 13th 2006.
IMANA in principle has agreed to distribute IMANA Lebanon relief funds via FIMA. Following is the request from Dr. Haroon Qazi who heads the relief operationS of IMANA. Kindly respond to this request for informaion so IMANA can proceed accordingly. Best wishes.
Prof. Faroque Khan
Member, Board of Regents, IMANA

3. RELIEF TEAM FROM PAKISTAN LEAVES FOR DAMASCUS
Prof. Hafeez ur Rahman and his team will leave for Damascus on 16th August at 0730 by EY 242 and shall arrive at 2135, InshaAllah.

We remain in close contact with Dr Imad, IMA Lebanon and Sister Dr Jemilah, MERCY Malaysia in Beirut.

Prof. Hafeez ur Rahman.
Past President PIMA

4. NEWS FROM BEIRUT
The roads are freely open now and traffic is very heavy on both sides. We are now stationing our people with supplies at Arrida and Dabousi crossings to supply the returnees. We are also planning to start more work in Beirut mainly focussing on recovery and rehabilitation. It was very nice to meet Dr. Imad (IMA Lebanon) and the Turkish brothers (Hayat Foundation) in Beirut.

Dr. Jemilah
President, MERCY Malaysia

5. FIMA YEAR BOOK 2005 - REQUEST FOR ARTICLES
The theme for the Year Book is "GERIATRICS & END OF LIFE ISSUES". You are welcome to contribute articles towards this. You may choose the select from the following topics :

  1. Medical interventions at the end of life : What is appropriate and ethical?
  2. Quality of life at the end of life : How does this concept fit in the framework of ethics?
  3. Advanced stages of cancer. Types of therapy and maintaining care : Ethical considerations.
  4. AIDS : Medical care, dignity, when and who makes decisions at the end of life?
  5. Use of opiods in terminally ill patients. Dying should not be painful. What is the thin line between pain relief and euthanasia?
  6. Futility treatments and resource untilization in the care of terminally ill patients in ICU.
  7. Decisions about life sustaining treatments.
  8. Limitations of end of life witholding and withdrawal of treatment.
  9. The physician & the family : Making decisions at the end of life.
  10. Islamic perspectives of ageing.
  11. The right to live and the right to die : The Islamic perspective.

Dr. Aly Mishal
Editor, FIMA Year Book
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UPDATES 11 :
1. FROM TURKEY
A second ambulance for IMA Lebanon has been ordered. to a Turkish It will be handed over the at Lebanese border soon, inshaallah. Two trucks of medicine and medical supplies was collected by our organization for Lebanon and these will be transferred to IMA Lebanon by Deniz Feneri Aid Association through Mersin port on 24th August, inshaallah.

We have a sponsor (a private hospital and a very famous cardiovascular surgeon in Istanbul) for two Lebanese patients to be operated in Istanbul. If you ( IMA Lebanon ) have two patients who need any kind of cardiovascular surgery, please inform us soon and the sponsor will organise everything at no cost.

M.Ihsan Karaman,MD
FIMA Representative, Hayat Foundation
CEO, Doctors Worldwide Turkey Branch

2. AL-KHIDMAT FOUNDATION, PAKISTAN
100,000 USD handed over to Dr Imad ( IMA Lebanon ) and Sheikh Faisal Maulvi, jointly for medical relief activities from Al Khidmat Foundation.

Medicines and surgical consumables, 33 Cartons, 450 Kg. worth USD 50,000 handed over to IMA Lebanon from PIMA and Al-Khidmat, Pakistan.

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3. SUDAN IMA ( SIMA )
SIMA handed over five ambulances to IMA Lebanon. Two delegations from SIMA visited so far.

4. IMA INDONESIA
Indonesia has deployed surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, anaesthesiologists to Lebanon via the Red Crescent Society on 16 August. And USD 400,000.00 donation in cash.

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