• Short Summary

    The "Medecins Sans Frontieres" (Doctors Without Borders) flew two tons of medical supplies into Beirut on Friday (30 January) to equip a hospital in the slum area of the city known as Nabaa.

  • Description

    The "Medecins Sans Frontieres" (Doctors Without Borders) flew two tons of medical supplies into Beirut on Friday (30 January) to equip a hospital in the slum area of the city known as Nabaa.

    Around 130,000 people live in Nabba. They're mostly Shiyah Moslems and it had been 10 months since the area had seen a doctor.

    During the recent bloody fighting in Beirut, many injured were trapped in the area because the whole of Nabaa was surrounded by Falangist forces.

    Community leaders then appealed to the French run Doctors Without Borders.

    The organisation is staffed by professional medical people from all over Europe who donate some of their time to treating people anywhere in the world for free.

    An emergency group was immediately formed headed by Dr. Francois Casteres and made up of three doctors and two nurses.

    The medical supplies, including two surgery units, were flown to Beirut Airport and then driven into Nabaa where a building had been cleared to established a makeshift hospital.

    The arrival of the supplies and the medical team caused scenes of wild celebration by residents of the area.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA99M4Y93VYN0RQJAGQ4C9H89PV
    Media URN:
    VLVA99M4Y93VYN0RQJAGQ4C9H89PV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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