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Palestine - Emergency Medical Help in Birzeit

In cooperation with the Palestinian human rights and peace activist Sumaya Farhat-Naser, the Bruno Kreisky Forum and the Birzeit Women’s Charitable Society, Women Without Borders is supporting a large medical project. This project will bring about the establishment of a birthing and emergency medical centre. Through the destruction of the infrastructure and the restrictions on freedom of movement for residents of

Palestine , a facility of this kind is a matter of survival particularly for pregnant women, newborns and medical emergency cases. In addition, this project will support the purchase of mobile birthing stations and equipment, in order to provide appropriate care at home. These facilities reach more than 35,000 people in Birzeit and the surrounding villages and contribute to a more secure atmosphere for the people in the region. For years, Sumaya Farhat-Naser has succeeded in an impressive way to transcend all the barriers before her and in order to bring about understanding and the development of a dialogue. She is a model for Women without Borders, and recipient of the Bruno Kreisky Prize for Human Rights. Click here to read a letter from Sumaya Farhat-Naser on the situation in

Palestine from 2003 ( ).






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