UAE, Medecins Sans Frontieres Cooperate to Raise Funds for Afghan Refugees
The United Arab Emirates and the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) have launched an emergency appeal for Afghanistan to fund a number of projects for the refugees gathered homeless on the battered nation's borders.
Tareck Daher, MSF representative in Dubai, was quoted by the Gulf News as saying that all money collected in the campaign would be allocated to establishing projects to help Afghan refugees flooding Iran and Pakistan.
The charity campaign has so far raised Dh230,000.
The MSF teams, which include senior medical staff, are starting to make their assessments of the needs in the refugee towns. They have also been reunited with their Afghan national staff, who have kept many of the medical projects running during the last two months, the Dubai-based paper said.
The expatriate team of a doctor, nurse, logistician and administrator have visited the hospital that MSF has supported in Kabul and the Dash-i-Bakhshi clinic, which is still running with 80 to 90 consultations per day. They are going to other health centers and helping with medical supplies where these are lacking.
Other teams are struggling to continue their work in the refugee camps near the border with Iran, in cooperation with the Iranian Red Crescent Society – Albawaba.com
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