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14 April 2016
De Revolutionibus bookshop, Bracka Str. 14, opening hours: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Krakow Radio, Al. Słowackiego Str. 22, from 4:00 p.m.
By rewriting manually the poem of Josif Brodski “People are dying (“Ludzie Giną”)” (translated by Stanisław Barańczak), we would like to draw attention to what is happening in Syria and to actions of four Polish humanitarian organizations helping people in the Near East. This is our solidarity with Polish Humanitarian Action, Polish Center of International Aid, Caritas and Polish Medical Mission.
From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. we will rewrite the poem in De Revolutionibus bookshop (14 Bracka Str.). All this time, Romek Zańko, the action’s initiator, will be in the bookshop with poet Wojciech Bonowicz and other guests, including Polish Medical Mission representatives. Later, we would like to invite you to the Tichner’s Zone in Radio Krakow (22 Al. Słowackiego Str.), where we will continue the action with Janka Ochojska, Wojciech Szumowski and Ewa Piekarska, CEO of the Polish Medical Mission from 4.00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. At 5:00 p.m. in Radio Krakow Wojciech Szumowski’s film “Notatki z ciemności. Aleppo” will be displayed and after that a discussion with guests will take place.
Everybody can join the action – details and the poem are available on www.przepisujetenwiersz.pl and on a Facebook fanpage.
Polish Medical Mission Association is a humanitarian, non-governmental non-profit organisation aiming in saving lives and pain alleviation through the medical care and humanitarian and developmental help. PMM has been established in 1999 by volunteer doctors and nurses. A direct impetus for its inception was a humanitarian catastrophe of the war in Kosovo and a mass refuge of Albanians escaping from areas embraced by the conflict. As an association, we provide victims of wars, catastrophes and natural disasters with a professional medical care.
PMM launches two new projects dedicated to refugees:
– in Lebanon – project to be realized in a health center in HayyeSellom near Beirut, Mount Lebanon region, Baabda district. Project will be realized together with the local partner, Lebanese organization Amel, which manages a health center supported by us for 35 years. For a few years this center accepts refugees from Syria as well. Now, refugees from Syria constitute 90% of the center’s beneficiaries. Under the project, we provide them with basic medical aid in the scope of general medicine, pediatrics and gynaecology.
– in Iraqi Kurdistan – project assumes purchasing medical equipment and hygienics for the hospital in Khanaqeen and medical house in Jalawlah, Diyala province. The mobile clinic will start its operation in May and 4 people will be employed there: primary care doctor, nurse and Team of Educators including medical educator and hygiene advisor. The clinic’s role is to provide free of charge basic medical aid and medicaments to 1842 families of internally displaced persons and 1880 local families of Kolay area in Khanaqeen disctrict, Diyala province. 3722 families altogether.
More on: www.pmm.org.pl
Should you have any questions and proposals, please contact me.
Specialist of the Polish Medical Mission PR