PALESTINE RED CRESCENT SOCIETY — Humanitarian Services Delivery – Under Siege Published October 9, 2002

PALESTINE RED CRESCENT SOCIETY — Humanitarian Services Delivery – Under Siege Published October 9, 2002

Place: Engineering Teaching and Learning Centre
(ETLC), Theatre 001 – University of Alberta / Date: October 11, 2002
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public – donations welcome

Younis Al Khatib, President of the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), will be speaking in Edmonton at the invitation of HUMANSERVE International, an Alberta based NGO serving displaced and refugee populations in the Middle East.

The Palestine Red Crescent (http://www.palestinercs.org) provides on-going emergency medical services, primary health care, mental health and social services to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza as well as throughout the Diaspora.

Mr. Khatib will speak about the challenges of delivering emergency medical services under siege and relentless curfews, highlighting some of the more innovative approaches that have been undertaken to ensure access to quality health and social services. “During times of conflict, everyday people become heroes and the human capacity to thrive is strengthened.”

Mr. Khatib will be joined by Shane Dabrowski, a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Ft. McMurray Fire Department who will speak about his personal experiences working with the Palestine Red Crescent ambulance services. Mr. Dabrowski was with PRCS in Ramallah/El-Bireh in the West Bank during a 6-month period (March to September 2002) working as a consultant to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and as an incident commander at the site of the Jenin refugee camp.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Alberta’s Student’s Union for their 2002/03 “Revolutionary Speakers” Lecture Series.

For more information, please contact:

Vanessa Ali (780) 481-4887
Karen Hamdon (780) 489-5920

Visit HumanServe International web site at:http://www.humanserve.org

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