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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
A/C Name: PERTUBUHAN 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

27 Aug 2014
FIMA Gaza Relief Updates No:37

Our partners in medical relief Gift of Givers  from South Africa departed last night for Gaza.  A focused team was despatched as per request of MOH Gaza. This included 2 anaesthetists, 1 general surgeon, 1 urologist, 2 orthopaedic surgeons & 1 paediatric Intensivist.
Dr Imtiaz and Dr Malik are part of the team for logistics and negotiations
The cargo plane of supplies left last Friday.

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

A/C Name: PERTUBUHAN 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

20 Aug 2014
FIMA Gaza Relief Updates No: 36

A week long truce in Gaza has collapsed in tatters as violence resumes. More than 2,000 Palestinians have since died in the genocide, most were civilians.

The completely besieged Gaza Strip remains blockaded from any decent form of humanitarian aid since the incursions on 8 July 2014.

The FIMA/AMU initiative, one of the very few allowed in has deployed its 5th convoy of trucks carrying medical & surgical supplies. Pictures attached.

Though these relief efforts are vital, important & urgent, we are merely picking up the broken pieces of war and man's collective failure to recognize & uphold  justice & peace and resolve this chronic conflict.

It would seem that the resolution of the conflict can only be mediated by the internationalization of the Palestinian struggle through grassroots civil society activism.

The best chance to end the Zionist occupation and a free Palestine it would seem now lies in the BDS movement which is more global & more vibrant than it's ever been!

Today BDS Israel is a global movement, spanning the US, Europe, Australia, New
Zealand, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The global BDS campaign heralds the rise of
the new super power – people power! And contrary to popular belief, it is more than just economics. It is morally and ethically the right thing to do.

BDS is a global campaign of isolating Israel culturally, academically and economically. It
sends a clear message to the Israeli government that it is a rogue state not welcome
anywhere until it complies with international humanitarian law & conventions on warfare promulgated by the civilised world.

Thus, anyone can be part of the BDS movement. It is a personal choice to become a conscious consumer. It is about standing in solidarity with a people under occupation for 66 years. BDS is a personal political statement that says, “I don’t consume these
products because it is morally and ethically wrong.” It empowers consumers and
reminds them that as individuals they have a choice. Similarly, any organization can
endorse the BDS campaign and make the advancement of BDS part of their
organization's program and agenda.

BDS Israel is now a global movement that involves Nobel Laureates, academicians,
poets, musicians, artists, award winning journalists and the lay public. It includes universities, churches, student bodies, businesses and even the government of South Africa. BDS Israel is a call to stop this bully through peaceful, non-violent means.

Do not make the mistake of doing nothing just because we think we can only do little. Just do what we can. Let us each act, each within our circle of influence to impact change. We boycott because it is morally and ethically the right thing to do. We call on you to be a part of this global movement, a part of the new super power called PEOPLE POWER.

Dr Ashraf
Director FIMA Relief

Dr Musa
Chairman VPM/FIMA Advisory Council

 

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