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|18/04: Palestine Red Crescent report|
|04/20/02 at 21:05:20|
|Source: Palestine Red Crescent Society|
Date: 18 Apr 2002
OPT: PRCS update 18 Apr 2002
- International search and rescue teams from Switzerland and Norway are
arriving today and tomorrow to assist in the Jenin Camp recovery
The teams are specialized in urban search and recovery, rescue, and
ordinance. They are bringing with them the heavy equipment and class
decomposed bodies that are required to deal with this level of
will work under umbrella of ICRC.
- An UNDAC team is due to arrive and set up base in Jenin within days.
- A Canadian medical team of two emergency doctors and one nurse
Camp today with in coordination with Medical Aid for Palestine Canada
- Two bodies of children (six and eleven years old) were recovered from
destroyed building today. 14 bodies were recovered yesterday for a
total of 26 since the beginning of the rescue and recovery operation.
estimates operation will require 24-hour teams for 2-3 weeks, including
specialized search and rescue personnel and equipment. PRCS denied
to bring in other medics from surrounding cities to support relief
- PRCS and ICRC continue to provide relief to people in need throughout
West Bank by providing food, water and medical supplies despite extreme
restrictions on movement and access.
- Milk for babies and children is urgently needed across the West Bank.
Critical shortages reported.
- Israeli army still imposes restrictions on ambulance movement
- Three PRCS medics remain in detention.
-Israeli army continues to deny and restrict access to PRCS ambulances
areas of the West Bank to transport the dead, sick and wounded to
- The Israeli army continues to act against International and
-Deaths: 204 **[29/03/02 -- 5 deaths, 30/03/02 -- 8, 31/03/02 -- 2,
4, 02/04/02 -- 10, 03/04/02 -- 11, 04/04/02 -- 7, 05/04/02 -- 29,
15, 07/04/02 -- 16, 08/04/02 -- 13, 09/04/02 -- 4, 10/04/02 -- 10,
9, 12/04/02 -- 8, 13/04/02 -- 9, 14/04/02 -- 1, 15/04/02 -- 17,
16/04/02 -- 4,
17/04/02 -- 15, 18/04/02 - 3] Palestine.
-Injuries: 449**[29/03/02 -- 35 injuries, 30/03/02 -- 17, 31/03/02 --
01/04/02 -- 0, 02/04/02 -- 3, 03/04/02 -- 30, 04/04/02 -- 27, 05/04/02
06/07/02 -- 39, 07/04/02 -- 24, 08/04/02 -- 41, 09/04/02 -- 56,
10/04/02 -- 19,
11/04/02 -- 18, 12/04/02 -- 26, 13/04/02 -- 4, 14/04/02 -- 10, 15/04/02
16/04/02 -- 14, 17/04/02 -- 11, 18/04/02 - 0] Palestine.
1. Day 21 of total 24 hour curfew.
2. Two PRCS Ambulance team members arrested yesterday remain in
Their whereabouts and well-being unknown. One medic who was detained at
beginning of the current invasion remains in detention bringing the
Ramallah ambulance members in detention to three at present.
3. Ambulance movements are being restricted in the Ramallah area by
army. Ambulances are moving cautiously due to the recent detention of
frequent searches and temporary detention of ambulances over the past
4. In response to the urgent need for children's milk in Ramallah and
surrounding villages, Two Red Cross trucks in cooperation with the UNDP
Development Programme) distributed milk to the public through An Aash
5. As a result of insulin shortages PRCS in cooperation with the Red
began distributing insulin units to diabetes patients and hospitals.
6. PRCS HQ continues to provide local families with desperately needed
7. Access for ambulances to surrounding villages remains extremely
1. PRCS ambulances operating out of Hussein Hospital as the road to the
Branch has been closed and blocked by Israeli army.
2. A truck from the Red Cross entered Bethlehem today to provide
residents with relief supplies and milk.
3. Curfew was lifted for three hours today for Bethlehem residents to
food, water and other supplies.
4. The Israeli Army continues to prevent ambulances and medical teams
entering the Nativity Church area, Manger Square and the Old City to
sick and wounded.
5. PRCS Ambulances are operating to deliver relief items to accessible
1. Two bodies of children (six and eleven years old) were recovered
destroyed building today.
2. PRCS established a Primary Health Care unit inside the Camp.
3. PRCS, the Red Cross, and the United Nations continue to search for
persons. PRCS continues to provide food, water and medical assistance
in the camp.
4. Under the umbrella of ICRC, International search and rescue teams
Switzerland and Norway are arriving today and tomorrow to assist in the
Camp recovery efforts. The teams are specialized in urban search and
rescue, and unexploded ordinance. They are bringing with them necessary
equipment and class suites for decomposed bodies that are required to
this level of disaster. ICRC requested from Israeli Authorities po make
International rescue/recovery teams mission as easy as possible.
5. A Canadian medical team of two doctors and one nurse entered Jenin
today with in coordination with Medical Aid for Palestine Canada
6. Curfew lifted for five hours in Jenin today but was imposed again
afternoon. Even with curfew lifted, the residents continue to suffer
water and medical shortages as several relief trucks with supplies have
prevented from entering Jenin.
7. Bodies may still be under the rubble. There is no equipment to move
rubble of buildings safely to remove them at this time. The area is
considered too dangerous for full recovery operations due to the
buildings and unexploded ordinance.
1. Israeli army invade Sa'idah village near Tulkarem.
1. Curfew lifted today for five hours. PRCS is using this time to
distribute relief items to local residents and hospitals.
1. PRCS entered the Al-Moassi zone near Khan Younis and treated over
persons, most of them children. High blood pressure and diabetes cases
seen among adults. PRCS distributed food, water, milk and medical
The Al-Moassi zone has been under curfew since the end of March, 2002
is severely restricted.
For further information, please email PressOffice@PalestineRCS.org or
57-797-722 Dr. Hossam Sharkawi
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