Gaza doctors thank Moville and
DOCTORS working in Gaza
during the devastating conflict this summer have
warmly thanked the people of Moville and Greencastle
for supporting their life-saving work.
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)
have sent a letter to the organisers of the Shore to
Shore Solidarity event which was held at Kealy's
seafood restaurant in Greencastle in September.
The event, co-organised by local peace activist Rose
Kelly, raised more than €1,000 to help Médecins Sans
Frontières' work in Gaza.
An anaesthetist with Médecins Sans
Frontières at work in Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza this
"Thank you so much for
organising the fantastic event in aid of Gaza. We
very much appreciate your effort and we are
delighted you managed to raise an amazing €1077.56,"
said MSF supporter development executive, Alice
"Please can you pass on our huge thanks to your
friends that contributed to a very worthy cause."
MSF supported Gaza’s main hospital, Al-Shifa, during
the conflict this summer sending surgical teams to
work alongside Palestinian medics.
Ms Sachova said that
during the ground offensive, the emergency room was
"overwhelmed" as were the operating theatres, with
30 to 40 seriously wounded patients arriving each
MSF's post-operative clinic, which has been running
since 2009, is providing care to patients who come
to have their dressings changed and to attend
rehabilitation sessions with a physiotherapist. The
patients range from young children who were orphaned
during the conflict, to adults who have no address
to give when they are registering, having lost their
homes during shelling.
Greencastle woman Rose Kelly says
more local solidarity events are planned.
"Although the ceasefire
is holding, medical needs remain very high. Thanks
to people like you, Médecins Sans Frontières is able
to provide care where it's most needed.
"We are only using donations from members of the
public for our work in Gaza in order to remain
entirely independent of all political agendas. Your
support is a true lifeline, our doctors could not
operate without support like yours."
Meanwhile, Rose Kelly extended the organisers'
"heartfelt thanks" to everyone who helped make the
local solidarity event a huge success.
She said there would be further projects locally
over the coming months.