Monday, November 23, 2009
These women are driving a Swansea Ambulance to Gaza
On 5th December, three women from Swansea will embark upon a 2000 mile convoy to the Middle East, bringing aid to the refugee camps of Gaza. They are seeking public donations to purchase an Ambulance.
More than two hundred vehicles including ambulances, fire-engines, refrigerated trucks and vans filled with much needed Humanitarian Aid will leave London bound for the people of Gaza.
The Convoy organised by Viva Palestina, a registered charity, and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) will travel through France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Egypt before entering Gaza.
Janet Hussein, Ingrid Bousquet and d Murphy are all members of Swansea Palestine Community Link which campaigns for justice for Palestine.
Convoy driver, d Murphy said
‘The people of Gaza are lacking most of the basic necessities so the vehicles will be carrying critical Medical, Maternity and Post-natal Supplies, as well as much needed supplies for the Schools – paper, exercise books, pens and crayons.’
As well as delivering Aid, the objective of the convoy is to raise awareness about the siege of Gaza, to show solidarity with the Palestinian People.
Previously other members of SPCL have visited the Palestine Trauma Centre in Gaza, who work mainly with traumatised children. Those on the Convoy hope to meet with them again, and fundraise for their Centre when they return to Swansea in January 2010
You can show your support by making a donation on http://www.swanseapalestine.org