By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 6 March 2014:
Medical staff in Ghat and Obari have been taught crucial skills for emergency situations in hostile . . .[restrict]environments in training by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Libyan Red Crescent.
Head of the ICRC in Libya Saleh Dabbakeh told the Libya Herald that the courses, which began on Sunday and end this Saturday, included first aid training, a programme for self-defence and workshops on how to defuse potentially violent situations.
A Red Crescent worker in Ghat, Mohammed Al-Faitouri, said the training also included sessions on leadership and initiatives to foster greater cooperation between the two southern towns.
Hassan Mady, a Red Crescent employee in Obari said the training courses had helped develop a range of skills. These had been of particular use to the town’s paramedics who often have to work in volatile environments, he added. [/restrict]