uruknet.info
  اوروكنت.إنفو
     
    informazione dal medio oriente
    information from middle east
    المعلومات من الشرق الأوسط

[ home page] | [ tutte le notizie/all news ] | [ download banner] | [ ultimo aggiornamento/last update 02/02/2015 03:56 ] 24988


english italiano

  [ Subscribe our newsletter!   -   Iscriviti alla nostra newsletter! ]  




[24988]



Uruknet on Alexa


End Gaza Siege
End Gaza Siege

>

:: Segnala Uruknet agli amici. Clicka qui.
:: Invite your friends to Uruknet. Click here.




:: Segnalaci un articolo
:: Tell us of an article






ICRC - Bulletin No. 3 - Lebanon

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC



24 Jul 2006 18:36:00 GMT
Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Switzerland
Website: http://www.icrc.org



24 July 2006

Latest report on ICRC activities in the field (22-24 July 2006)

General situation

Lebanese Red Cross ambulances suffer new security incidents


Heavy bombing has continued in the south of the country over the past three days. Medical staff from the Lebanese Red Cross Society continue evacuating the wounded and sick under very difficult and dangerous conditions. The Society reported five security incidents in recent days affecting ambulances, events that highlight the obligation to spare those engaged in medical work.

The latest of these incidents occurred on 23 July, at 11.15 pm in Cana, a village in southern Lebanon. According to Lebanese Red Cross reports, two of its ambulances were struck by munitions, although both vehicles were clearly marked by the red cross emblem and flashing lights that were visible at a great distance. The incident happened while first-aid workers were transferring wounded patients from one ambulance to another. As a result, nine people including six Red Cross volunteers were wounded. "The ICRC is gravely concerned about the safety of medical staff ", said Balthasar Staehelin, the organization's delegate-general for the Middle East and North Africa. "We have raised this issue with the Israeli authorities and urged them to take the measures needed to avoid such incidents in the future."

Among other incidents of this type, on 19 July the Society's first-aid station in Insarieh was damaged, as were two ambulances. A first-aid worker suffered minor injuries. On 18 July, an ambulance received a direct hit while on a first-aid and evacuation mission.

The Lebanese Red Cross has been constantly active since the beginning of the crisis, meeting the most pressing needs of the civilian population with its 2,400 volunteers, 42 ambulance stations and over 50 clinics and other medical facilities across the country. It remains one of the few organizations able to evacuate war wounded and civilians under fire. The Society works in full cooperation with the ICRC.

Food stocks and medical supplies running low, water shortages reported in several villages in south

Food stocks in many parts of Lebanon are running low. Water shortages are already affecting several villages in southern Lebanon owing to a lack of electricity and fuel. In certain areas, shortages of medical supplies in health-care facilities are feared in the near future.

In the Tyre district, an estimated 110,000 people (20,000 families), both displaced people and residents, may soon run out of water and food. In many southern villages, dead bodies remain buried under rubble.

In the city of Tyre, the number of internally displaced people is fluctuating greatly as people flee northwards. Displaced people are receiving limited aid from the municipality of Tyre and other organizations. However, water shortages have been reported and hygiene conditions are poor. The main hospitals in the town are functioning satisfactorily well and for the time being have enough medicines.

Apart from emergency care for the wounded, access to medical services in southern Lebanon has been severely restricted.

Humanitarian response

ICRC aid reaches Tyre and Marjayoun


On 24 July, two ICRC trucks reached Tyre. Marjayoun was also reached, for the first time, by several ICRC vehicles. The aid delivered consisted of two truckloads of family-sized food rations for distribution south of Tyre, and one truckload of emergency medical supplies for Marjayoun.

The organization also provided the Ministry of Health with dialysis equipment.

The ICRC now has two operational offices in Tyre and Marjayoun, in addition to its Beirut delegation.

Surgical specialist tours southern Lebanon

On 22 and 23 July, an ICRC war surgeon visited hospitals and other medical facilities - including those run by the Lebanese Red Cross in Tyre, Bent Jbeil, Cana and Tebnine - to provide ad hoc support for the treatment of the wounded and to assess needs.

Red Cross / Red Crescent action

Since the beginning of the crisis, Lebanese Red Cross ambulances have taken 333 wounded people to hospital and removed 75 dead. Red Cross vehicles have also evacuated 1,754 civilians in cases of serious need. The Society is also providing medical care for internally displaced persons all over the country.

Working closely with the Lebanese Red Cross, the ICRC continues to coordinate action by the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement in Lebanon. Numerous National Societies are sending staff and relief and medical supplies.

Following requests from the Palestine Red Crescent branch in Lebanon, the ICRC is providing medical supplies for the ongoing operations of its hospital there.

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent has so far sent water and mobile telephone equipment. Meanwhile, Syrian Red Crescent volunteers and first-aid posts at four border posts are assisting refugees arriving in Syria from Lebanon.

For further information, please contact: Dorothea Krimitsas, ICRC Geneva, tel. +41 22 730 25 90 or +41 79 251 93 18 Hicham Hassan, ICRC Beirut, tel. + 961 1 739 297 or + 961 35 42 839

[ Any views expressed in this article are those of the writer and not of Reuters. ]


:: Article nr. 24988 sent on 25-jul-2006 12:29 ECT

www.uruknet.info?p=24988

Link: www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/220224/115376630513.htm



:: The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website.

The section for the comments of our readers has been closed, because of many out-of-topics.
Now you can post your own comments into our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/uruknet




Warning: include(./share/share2.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/25/8427425/html/vhosts/uruknet/colonna-centrale-pagina-ansi.php on line 385

Warning: include(): Failed opening './share/share2.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5_4/lib/php') in /home/content/25/8427425/html/vhosts/uruknet/colonna-centrale-pagina-ansi.php on line 385



       
[ Printable version ] | [ Send it to a friend ]


[ Contatto/Contact ] | [ Home Page ] | [Tutte le notizie/All news ]







Uruknet on Twitter




:: RSS updated to 2.0

:: English
:: Italiano



:: Uruknet for your mobile phone:
www.uruknet.mobi


Uruknet on Facebook






:: Motore di ricerca / Search Engine


uruknet
the web



:: Immagini / Pictures


Initial
Middle




The newsletter archive




L'Impero si è fermato a Bahgdad, by Valeria Poletti


Modulo per ordini




subscribe

:: Newsletter

:: Comments


Haq Agency
Haq Agency - English

Haq Agency - Arabic


AMSI
AMSI - Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq - English

AMSI - Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq - Arabic




Font size
Carattere
1 2 3





:: All events








     

[ home page] | [ tutte le notizie/all news ] | [ download banner] | [ ultimo aggiornamento/last update 02/02/2015 03:56 ]




Uruknet receives daily many hacking attempts. To prevent this, we have 10 websites on 6 servers in different places. So, if the website is slow or it does not answer, you can recall one of the other web sites: www.uruknet.info www.uruknet.de www.uruknet.biz www.uruknet.org.uk www.uruknet.com www.uruknet.org - www.uruknet.it www.uruknet.eu www.uruknet.net www.uruknet.web.at.it




:: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more info go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
::  We always mention the author and link the original site and page of every article.
uruknet, uruklink, iraq, uruqlink, iraq, irak, irakeno, iraqui, uruk, uruqlink, saddam hussein, baghdad, mesopotamia, babilonia, uday, qusay, udai, qusai,hussein, feddayn, fedayn saddam, mujaheddin, mojahidin, tarek aziz, chalabi, iraqui, baath, ba'ht, Aljazira, aljazeera, Iraq, Saddam Hussein, Palestina, Sharon, Israele, Nasser, ahram, hayat, sharq awsat, iraqwar,irakwar All pictures

url originale



 

I nostri partner - Our Partners:


TEV S.r.l.

TEV S.r.l.: hosting

www.tev.it

Progetto Niz

niz: news management

www.niz.it

Digitbrand

digitbrand: ".it" domains

www.digitbrand.com

Worlwide Mirror Web-Sites:
www.uruknet.info (Main)
www.uruknet.com
www.uruknet.net
www.uruknet.org
www.uruknet.us (USA)
www.uruknet.su (Soviet Union)
www.uruknet.ru (Russia)
www.uruknet.it (Association)
www.uruknet.web.at.it
www.uruknet.biz
www.uruknet.mobi (For Mobile Phones)
www.uruknet.org.uk (UK)
www.uruknet.de (Germany)
www.uruknet.ir (Iran)
www.uruknet.eu (Europe)
wap.uruknet.info (For Mobile Phones)
rss.uruknet.info (For Rss Feeds)
www.uruknet.tel

Vat Number: IT-97475000150