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The Kurdish refugee crisis - what have we learned?

Authors: Redmond, A.D.
Jones, J.
Keywords: Iraq -- Kurdish refugees; Iraq -- Kurdish migrants; Turkey -- Kurdish refugees; Turkey -- Kurdish migrants; Iraq -- Kurdish refugees -- medical conditions; Turkey -- Kurdish refugees -- medical conditions; Disaster Unit of the Overseas Development Administration (ODA); South Manchester Accident Rescue Team (SMART); Kurdish refugees -- British response
Issue Date: 1-Jun-1993
Publisher: Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Description: "The Disaster Unit of the Overseas Development Administration (ODA) responded to the Kurdish refugee crisis in March 1991, with the early dispatch and air dropping of material aid by the RAF. Their chief medical adviser was seconded to coordinate inputs in Turkey and later on the Turkish/Iraqi border. The Minister for Overseas Development herself made an on-site assessment of the scale of the problem in Iran. The international section of the Department of Health instructed its adviser on emergency medicine to explore the feasibility of an NHS response to the crisis. Teams in Manchester, Edinburgh, London, Oxford and Salford confirmed their willingness and ability to respond. The Medic 1 team of accident and emergency doctors and nurses from Edinburgh worked in the safe haven camps on the Turkish/ Iraqi border as part of the wider relief effort to the area."
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