(MENAFN- Gulf Times) HE Minister of Municipality Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie visited the Ninth Disaster Management Camp (DMC-9), organised by Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) under the patronage of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH).
His Excellency was introduced to the various training spaces and took a tour of the camp's facilities, mainly the field hospital and emergency operations room. 'Today, I am pleased to visit DMC-9, which involves 300 participants,' he said. 'I would like to thank QRCS for this initiative and for working with volunteers to implement these scenarios. I am proud of the first-of-its-kind field hospital, deployable within minutes. I watched many scenarios of different disasters, and the trainees demonstrated excellent preparedness and reaction. The efforts of QRCS and all volunteers are praiseworthy, working day and night to implement simulations and test their preparedness and response in crises'.
The general morning meeting of the DMC-9 was attended by Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Humanitarian Funds in Doha HE Sheikh Dr Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. He shared his humanitarian experience with the trainees and stressed the importance of humanitarian action as a strategic priority for the State of Qatar.
In his speech, HE Sheikh Dr Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said, 'Humanitarianism is a matter of a nation that helps others regardless of religion, race, or citizenship. This attitude must be shown to everyone with no discrimination and give an example to the whole world. I am happy that this camp is organised at such a level of success and excellence, and it is a source of pride that Qatar has such an event, which is the only one of its kind given in Arabic. I am ready to support and promote the idea globally'.
The Blue Team attended a lecture on health in emergencies. The training involved a visit to the field hospital and lifesaving first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) practice.
On Sunday evening, the Humanity Group attended a lecture that tackled psychosocial support and how to address mental issues among individuals, families, and communities.
The Safer Access team implemented a scenario of a relief convoy bus being hijacked by a rebel militia in a disaster-affected country.
300 trainees and 40 trainers from governmental and non-governmental institutions and the private sector in Qatar, national societies in the region, and international humanitarian organisations are participating in the ninth field camp for disaster management training. QRCS is cooperating in the implementation of this camp with the United Nations, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and national societies in the Middle East and North Africa.
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