War Zone Freelance Medical Safety Training
Organized by: Jennifer Harbin
EVENT DATE Nov 04, 2016
Why am I starting this fundraising effort?
There are many opportunities you can take to support a cause or something you believe in. Sometimes it's personal, and other times you just feel it in your heart that maybe this is the right time to take action. In this case for me, it's both. My friend, Osie Greenway, is a conflict journalist currently based in the Middle East covering the war in Iraq. He is part of The War Zone Freelance Project which is dedicated to the work of freelance journalists, covering conflict and humanitarian issues worldwide. Created by a multinational group of freelance journalists, their effort is focused on sharing the work of both local and international freelancers, sharing their experiences and provoking debate on the crucial and consequential role they play in bringing news out of conflict areas and into the global public eye. The project entails journalistic research from current conflicts around the world, advocating the human rights of both those affected by war and those covering it.
What do they need?
Funding to support the medical safety training for local and international freelance journalists and fixers covering the Mosul Offensive in Erbil, Iraq. The two day training will be one full day of emergency battlefield medical education and training, and one day of battlefield awareness, risk assessment, and IED and chemical weapons safety information. All trainees will be provided with medical kits and field guides after the completion of the course.
How can you and I help?
This is the easy part. Donate, share on social, or tell a family member or friend. Every little bit helps in this effort whether your contribution goes towards a medical kit or your social channel spreads the word to 10 people.