Posted by: africanpressorganization | 1 March 2011

Medical kits sent to Libya by the Italian Cooperation

 


 

 

 

Medical kits sent to Libya by the Italian Cooperation

 

 

ROME, Italy, March 1, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In response to the crisis under way in Libya, Minister for Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini has asked the Italian Cooperation to make 20 anti-trauma medical kits available to the World Health Organization (WHO) providing humanitarian assistance to the civilian victims of the violence taking place in that country.

The Italian Cooperation medical kits, with a capacity to treat 1,000 cases, will be dispatched from the UN Humanitarian Depot in Brindisi tomorrow, March 1st 2011, to Cairo, where they will be received by WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean staff, and then sent on to the Libyan-Egyptian border, where they will be positioned for introduction into Libya and employed in response to the most urgent needs of the population in the Benghazi area. The operation is valued at an overall €200,000.

 

SOURCE 

Italy – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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