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FIMA Gaza 27 & FIMA RESOLUTION ON THE INVASION OF GAZA 2014

FIMA Gaza Relief Updates No: 27
11 Aug 2014

The FIMA annual council meeting was held in Arusha, Tanzania from 7-8 August 2014. The following resolution was passed. As part of operationalising our plan of action, a joint summit was held with all our affiliates & global partners. Pictures of members involved to follow. Some were however held up with another FIMA Adduction Working a Group summit!


From 9-10 Aug FIMA joined IMANA in their annual scientific conference. IMANA & 9 others were the founder members of FIMA on 31 Dec 1981 in Orlando, Florida.

 

10 August 2014

FIMA RESOLUTION ON THE INVASION OF GAZA 2014

Israel launched its campaign of collective punishment of Gazans called “Protective Edge” on 8 July 2014 and caused unprecedented mayhem and destruction. The  unrelenting brutal assault by air, sea and land strikes resulted in over 18,800 deaths and 9,600 severe injuries, the majority of whom were innocent women and children. More than 10,000 civilian homes were destroyed displacing 500,000 people seeking shelter in UN schools and families.

In addition, mosques, schools, hospitals and primary health clinics were either severely damaged or destroyed. Ambulances, used to retrieve the injured and wounded or transport between health facilities were also targeted with 36 destroyed beyond repair. The health services were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of casualties already handicapped by critical lack of essential drugs and other consumables.

The civil infrastructure was also severely damaged impairing essential services and supply of clean water, electricity and sanitation precipitating a humanitarian crisis in this besieged strip.

FIMA and its partners responded immediately to this humanitarian crisis by supplying essential drugs, consumables and equipments as well as food, drinking water and other humanitarian aid.

These consisted of  2 convoys of 23 trucks containing essential supplies worth $700,000. Our partners Doctors  World Wide Turkey transferred $250,000 worth of medical and surgical supplies. 4 ambulances were transported via Irez crossings.  5  WHO health  kits (IEHK)  serving the health needs of 50,000 for 3 months  were airlifted by IMANA and awaiting clearance for entry into Gaza. 2 Medical teams of seasoned surgeons were commissioned in the various hospitals in Gaza and assisting in the care, treatment and rehabilitation of the severely wounded casualties.

FIMA unconditionally condemns these violations of all humanitarian laws and calls for a permanent ceasefire and viable resolution to the conflict in the occupied territories of Palestine. FIMA further pledges to support the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the health services in Gaza with the following interventions:

1.      Coordinating medical missions of specialists assisting the MOH Gaza  with patient care and training

2.      Delivering 20 equipped ambulances for transportation of patients

3.      Supply of essential medicines, medical equipments, surgical consumables and equipments as requested by the MOH Gaza.

4.      Securing the release and transfer of the 5 Interagency Emergency Health Kits (IEHK)

5.      Convening an international conference of service providers to address the long-term rehabilitation of the population on both humanitarian and medical grounds

 


Chairman in yellow Dr Ashraf forensic psychiatrist FIMA/IMA South Africa. To his right Dr Musa paediatrician FIMA/VPM. Dr Intizar ophthalmologist FIMA/IMA Pakistan. Dr Parvaiz plastic surgeon FIMA/IMANA. Dr Aly endocrinologist FIMA/Islamic Hospital Jordan. Dr Muhamad Hassan AMU. Dr Omar Hospital Director IMA Egypt. Prof Iqbal vascular surgeon Pakistan IMA. Prof Jurnalis Indonesian IMA. Dr Ammar IMA Jordan. Others not in pictures to follow!

 


In brown Dr Mubin Akhtar one pioneers of FIMA in 1981!

In tie & all, FIMA veteran Dr Mohamed Khan IMA South Africa who among his other accolades is crafting the downfall of Apartheid SA! Now he is hard working on the abolition of Apartheid Israel!

 


Youngest member of the FIMA think tank is Dr Munawar emergency physician IMA Malaysia. Son of Prof Hatta founding dean of cucms. Our "pewaris" aka inheritors!

 


In light brown Dr Fauziah OBGYN & Aqsa Syarif Board of Trustees. One of four ladies. Been in Gaza at least twice and first in bombings of 2008/09

 


Prof Abdul Rashid sec of FIMA chairing the council meeting. Past prez IMA Malaysia. Consultant Physician & Cardiac Clinical Pharmacologist. Medical Director of Medical Interest Group MIG.

 


From your left: Dr Ismail prez IMANA anaesthesiologist. Gaza veteran 2009. Dr Omar IMA Egypt who facilitated the purchase & transport of VPM/Kia Ora NZ medical & surgical supplies into Gaza in 2012. Dr Tanveer prez FIMA 2013-15. Consultant radiologist and sits on OIC health board & international jurist council to address vaccine refusal issues on behalf of FIMA

 


Dr Eka (Indonesia) & wife Dr Aisyah(Malaysia) both as young as Dr Munawar. Dr Eka a physician & cardiologist. Dr Aisyah author of medical books from Islamic perspective. Our inheritors!

 


The hidden hands!

From left Mimi Nora, wife of Dr Musa, director of his clinical practise & homemaker. Sister Zarina the significant other of Dr Mohamed Khan. A travel logistician par excellence! Most of her kids are hafizs!

They accompany their husbands on virtually all FIMA meetings each year.

 


The third musketeer!

Amina significant other of chief Ashraf Jedaar! A triathlon freak & wheels Ashraf around the world.

Apart from managing his two or is it three psychiatric hospitals!

 


To the left of Syakh Dr Aly Mishal is Prof Ihsan Karaman, a good & close friend of prez Erdogan. Erdogan appointed him to lead the Turkish Green Crescent Society to combat addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling, technology (twitter, FB etc:), pornography etc! He leads the FIMA addiction working group. He is a consultant urologist - so I suspect he will also include addiction to sex :)

 

Let me tell you a story about Dr Margaret Chan WHO DG. She does minimal travel and only to SOS agenda eg Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. To her WHO workers surprise she travelled twice to Turkey! Guess why?

She was very impressed with Erdogan personal & national crusade against the addiction problem.

Turkey's Green Crescent Society has been doing this work since early 1900s.

I will inshallah post her pixs with Erdogan & Ihsan when I find it in my pix archives!

 

 


In the middle flanked by Turkey's IHH guys is VPM's treasurer, Puan Sri Normah Hashim sister to another of VPM stalwart & sec Noraini Hashim. With VPM they established the al Marhum Tan Sri Hashim Library in Gaza equipped with books and multi media equipments.

She authored Prisoners Diaries, true stories of Palestinians in Israeli jails. A best seller now translated in many languages. This copy in Turkish was presented to Erdogan. Will show u pix of this historical event IA. She has transferred about VPM RM 7 million in aid to Gaza. Believe me all that you have donated are made to work to alleviate the sufferings in Gaza - 100% and none pinched for admin cost IA.

 

Our strength lies in our global collaboration with our partners in Aqsa Syarif, FIMA etal.

I have been thrice to Gaza 2010, 2012, 2013 to audit all the projects you contributed towards.

Many thanks for your continuous support.

BTW an anonymous donor who does not want to be known contributed RM 1.175 million to VPM and promised more to come seeing our monies actually getting into Gaza via our FIMA/AMU/PIMA/DWW/IMANA/VPM/Aqsa Syarif etal convoys and our medical teams getting in.

Dr Musa
Chairman VPM

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