FBR Provides Ambulance Service and Support for COVID 19 Response in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq
16 April, 2020
Kurdistan, Northern Iraq
In Kurdistan, northern Iraq, as in many places the world over, the local authorities and health officials are doing their best to mitigate the spread of the COVID 19. The Free Burma Rangers in Kurdistan have been standing with them to help as they can. In Erbil, the team has provided local Peshmerga troops and traffic police manning checkpoints with gloves, hand sanitizer and masks. Most recently, on 13 April, the team distributed these supplies to those working in the city center and surrounding roadways, following a previous distribution a couple of weeks ago.
In the Dohuk Governorate, the team has been assisting local ambulance services by driving patients from five different villages to hospitals in Bardarash, Dohuk or Akre. They are coordinating with the Bashiqa headquarters and Bardarash Health Center. COVID 19 patients can only be taken to Dohuk or Erbil, but there are many other patients that need care as well, and our team has been helping to insure these patients are cared for and not forgotten.
We will continue to support local efforts to contain COVID 19 in all the areas where we operate, as well as continue our normal work of standing with the people in war-torn or otherwise oppressed areas. We believe God is bigger than the virus and has a way for each of us to respond.
Thanks for being in this with us!
God bless you,
Dave, family and the FBR teams