HEADLINES

MSF Demands Action From UNSC: Hospitals #NotATarget

Doctors Without Borders, April 28, 2016. MSF #NotATarget Campaign.

A Social Media Action in Solidarity Against the Targeted Killing of Civilians and Humanitarians

Hospitals Are #NotATarget

On average, an MSF-supported health structure was bombed or shelled every single week in Syria in 2015 and in the first six weeks of 2016.

MSF’s health structures and locally-run hospitals have also been partially or totally destroyed in Yemen, South Sudan or Afghanistan, among other countries, causing intolerable suffering and death among doctors, medical staff, patients, care takers and communities. And these incidents are only a pale reflection of the brutality of contemporary conflict.

MSF assists the South Sudanese population displaced by the conflict in the Upper Nile State. MSF runs a hospital inside the POC (protection of civilians) UN site in Malakal, where approximately 50,000 are currently living, and a clinic in Wau Shiluk, a village on the West Bank of the Nile that has become an IDP settlement with nearly 20,000 persons.

MSF assists the South Sudanese population displaced by the conflict in the Upper Nile State. MSF runs a hospital inside the POC (protection of civilians) UN site in Malakal, where approximately 50,000 are currently living, and a clinic in Wau Shiluk, a village on the West Bank of the Nile that has become an IDP settlement with nearly 20,000 persons. (Photo: MSF)

These horrific attacks show a complete disregard for the protection of impartial health care delivery in conflict, and the obligations of health care workers to treat all sick and wounded without discrimination or interference, including wounded combatants. In so doing, they also contravene international humanitarian law. Wars stop at the gates of the hospital.

Attacks have a catastrophic impact on people already made vulnerable by war and violence. When hospitals are bombed, civilians are often severely maimed or killed, and those who survive lose access to the medical help they desperately need.

On May 3, 2016, a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution will be put forward by the governments of New Zealand, Spain, Uruguay, Japan, and Egypt calling for the respect of the protection of the medical mission.

MSF Doctors Without Borders #NotATarget Campaign. With this resolution, MSF demands that the UNSC unambiguously recommit to upholding the norms that govern the conduct of war and maintaining a space for humanity at the heart of hostilities. Attacks on civilians, patients, health staff and structures MUST STOP!

We (MSF) need our supporters to stand with us to send out the message that medical facilities, medical  personnel and patients are not a target.

You Can Help Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

-NotATarget Doctors Without Borders Canada MÊdecins Sans Frontières MSF CanadaSign up for their Thunderclap and help harness the power of the crowd to amplify their message to the UN Security Council.

Lend your Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr account to help us send a message to the UN Security Council in the lead-up to the vote on the resolution. They need at least 500 supporters to join the Thunderclap group. If MSF reach that goal by May 2nd, supporters will simultaneously send out a message that the UN Security Council will hear loud and clear.

Alistair Reign Social Media Profile - #NotATarget

Alistair Reign Social Media Icon #NotATarget. Make yours on Thunderclap.

I have added my voice to their Thunderclap.

I encourage you to add yours!

Spread The Message On Your Social Media

Copy and share the following (MSF Approved message) in a post:

On average, an MSF-supported health structure was bombed or shelled every week in 2015 in Syria and in the first six weeks of 2016. MSF’s health workers and health structures have also been targeted in Yemen, South Sudan and Afghanistan, amongst other countries, causing intolerable suffering, death and destruction.

I stand with MSF in asking the United Nations Security Council to reaffirm the protection of impartial medical care, health workers and of all patients, regardless of their background, and to establish effective, independent investigations to report attacks on medical facilities and hold accountable those who attack them. Hospitals are #NotATarget  www.msf.ca/NotATarget

Copy and share these (MSF Approved Messages) on Twitter:

  • Attacks on hospitals must stop! This cannot be the accepted norm. @UN Security Council (#UNSC) must reaffirm that hospitals are #NotATarget
  • I stand with @MSF in asking the @UN Security Council (#UNSC) to reaffirm that hospitals are #NotATarget

🔝


Source: MSF Website Article: Hospitals Are #NotATarget.

Click Picture for a Popular Article

  • Yemen is the poorest country in the Arabian peninsula, with more than 40 percent of people living below the poverty line Reuters
  • Iraqi firefighters and civilians carry bodies of victims killed in a car bomb at a commercial area in Karrada neighbourhood, Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 3, 2016
  • Journalist Deniz YĂźcel, along with four others, have been jailed pending trial on charges of propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting the public to violence.
  • Mona Relief Charity on Go Fund Me makes it easy and safe to donate. No amount is too small, or too large.
  • The remnants of a US drone strike on August 29, 2012 in Khashamir, Yemen. The strike killed three alleged members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a policeman, and a cleric who preached against the armed group.
  • Ray Rivera, left, a DJ at Pulse Orlando nightclub, is consoled by a friend, outside of the Orlando Police Department after a shooting involving multiple fatalities at the nightclub, Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT
  • The month is also a time of community; it is the custom for Muslims to invite their neighbours and friends to share their evening meal – iftar – and recite special Tarawih prayers in congregation. It is also a time when Muslims try to reconnect with the Qur’an, which they believe is the word of God. However, Children, people who are sick or who have mental illness, elderly people for example do not have to fast.
  • The Liberals are on the defensive after court documents released earlier this month revealed that Mr. Dion, not Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, signed the export permits to allow seventy-percent (70%) of the transaction to ship to Saudi Arabia. Many observers had assumed the Conservatives had granted export permits when they signed the deal. trudeau speaking"The Liberal signature on the export permits means that the Liberal government has taken full ownership of a decision to sell arms to a country notorious for human-rights abuses.
  • Women to be placed on Canadian bank notes. Merna Forster helps prove that the adage is true, one voice can raise the voices of many. Forster is from British Columbia's provincial capital, Victoria, and her petition has brought about recognition to an overlooked wrong that required "righting" - and that she did with an impressive 73,402 signatures.
  • Mission The Islamic State are trying to create 'a state that does not recognise the previous borders of Iraq or Syria,' said Dr. Anne Aly, a Research Fellow at Curtin University. (Photo/source: Daily Mail Australia).
  • Codepink protesters outside the NRA headquarters, Fairfax, Virginia June 19, 2016. (Photo: CODEPINK).
  • A Palestinian girl and women figth to free a Palestinian boy (bottom) held by an Israeli soldier (C) during clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters following a march against Palestinian land confiscation to expand the nearby Jewish Hallamish settlement on August 28, 2015 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah. AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

Click Picture for a Popular Cartoon

  • Donald Trump will save the day
  • Tune in to the Putin and Obama Old-Timey Show ~*~ Vaudeville Style!! Brought to you by Alistair Reign News Blog: AlistairReignBlog.com
  • Satire: USA Denies Whites Can Be Terrorist
  • Includes Meryl Streep's full Golden Globe speech, a peek at her stage performance where she play Donald Trump, SAG Speeches: Ashton Kutcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kerry Washington, Natalie Portman, Lily Tomlin and others, as well as talk show host's comments and interviews. Tied together with indie music and skits of Peter Griffin of Family Guy playing Donald Trump.
  • Donald Trump and I Lama Crazy. alistairreignblog.com
  • Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled files stolen from Iran,
  • Trump Trudeau State Dinner.
  • When cartoons turn into people
  • Who is PM Stephen Harper
  • Paul Ryan Retires

Start a Conversation or Write a Caption This joke.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.