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31 Aug 2006 description

Executive Summary

Current Situation in Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT)

With the onset of the current crisis which began on September 29, 2000, the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in both the Palestinian Occupied Territory (OPT) and Diaspora continue to function in difficult circumstances with ever increasing humanitarian needs for its population.

The humanitarian and health situation has been seriously affected by many events. There are systematic and almost continuous closures of the Gaza Strip.

02 Aug 2006 description

PRCS branch in Syria settles a medical point at Yabouz area on the Syrian/Lebanese borders that constitutes from a big ambulance used as a clinic and medic staff supplied with essential medicine, a respirator machine and a defibrillator for the sick cases.

This crew also distributed clothes and hygiene products to the Lebanese families moving to Syria.

A second PRCS ambulance went to Al Nataf area on the Iraqi borders to carry out their humanitarian services. A gynecologist and a pediatrician joined the ambulance.