FIMA Gaza Relief Updates No. 38

3 Sep 2014
FIMA Gaza Relief Updates No:38

Agenda: Meeting of relief NGOs & charitable org for the rehabilitation of Gaza

Date: August 30-31, 2014.
Venue: Istanbul, Turkey.
Participants: 250 from 30 countries, representing 70 relief and humanitarian NGOs. Mostly European delegations and reps from several Arab countries, South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia and Turkey.

Each participant covered his own travel and hotel expenses.

1.0 Aims:

1.1 Study various aspects of Gaza's needs following 51 days of invasion
1.2 Humanitarian, health, educational, social and reconstruction needs of Gaza

2.0 Activities:

2.1 Presentations, workshops, videos, booklets.

2.2 Building collaborations between NGOs.

3.0 Outcomes:

3.1 In one major session, the organizers requested the participants to present estimates of their NGOs contribution of relief, financial and material for the following 6 months.

3.2 The total amount pledged by the NGOs was USD 100 million!

3.3 One significant pledge came from a lady representing NGOs from Kuwait who pledged to support all the families of all martyrs of this aggression.

4.0 FIMA & her partners role:

4.1 We related the resolutions of our FIMA Council meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, which includes the continuation and the upscaling of the following relief activities:

4.2 Egypt:

The current collaboration between AMU, IMANA, IMAM-Viva Palestina, IMA South Africa, Turkey, and other IMAs, including purchases from local Egyptian sources.

4.3 Jordan:

The combined collaboration between FIMA and the Jordan Committee for Support of Health Sector in Gaza, which includes:

4.3.1 Residency/fellowship training of doctors from Gaza in training institutions in Jordan, and some other countries.

4.3.2 Currently there are 45 trainees.

4.3.3 Annual expenses: 300,000 USD.

4.3.4 The committee and FIMA (represented by IMA-Jordan) will source these funds for training

4.3.5 This collaboration also includes sending specialist medical/surgical teams as requested by medical authorities in Gaza.

4.3.6 It is estimated that FIMA contributions from both these partnerships exceed one million USD, and may increase in the near future.

4.4 Doctors World Wide (DWW-Tr)- Turkey:

4.4.1 They collaborate with AMU, but they are capable of channeling various types of medical relief directly  through “Israel”.

4.5 All these FIMA initiatives & collaborations were recognized and documented for future partnerships and collaborations with other relief NGOs, especially those that have material/financial resources but lack medical manpower.

5.0 Upcoming meetings:

5.1 Qatar: End of October, 2014.

5.2 Lebanon: April 2015, InshaAllah.

6.0 A steering committee was selected, led by Dr. Issam Yousef from UK.

Prepared by:
Aly Misha’l MD, FACP
FIMA Exec. Director

Dr Ashraf Jedaar (+27836754103)
Director, FIMA Relief

A/C Name: FIMA
Bank: Standard Bank of South Africa
Constantia branch: 025309
A/C No: 071848770
SWIFT code: SBZAZAJJ         

Dato’ Dr Musa Mohd Nordin (+6012-3200564)
Chairman, FIMA Advisory Council / Viva Palestina Malaysia
Bank: Malayan Banking Berhad
Block C, Damansara Offices Complex, Jalan Dungun, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Account no : 5-64324-601324
Swift Code : MBBEMYKL

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