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Alliance Française

Street 18, Oud Metha

Dubai, Dubai

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In the context of the UAE Year of Tolerance, Médecins Sans Frontières in partnership with the Alliance Française Dubai and the French Business Council, are delighted to invite you to the opening of photo exhibition:

Healing wounds

in the presence of award winning photographer Alessio Mamo and MSF AmmanReconstructive Surgery hospital’s representatives, Alexandre Crubezy and Dr Rasheed Al-Sammarraie.


Evening agenda:

7:30 – 8:30 PM

o Introduction,

o Screening of short documentary on the stories of patients wounded in the context of conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Yemen, and currently being treated at the MSF Reconstructive Surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan.

o Panel discussion with Dr Rasheed Al-Sammarraie, Head of Reconstructive Surgery at the Amman Hospital, Alexandre Crubezy, Country Representative for MSF in Jordan, Alessio Mamo, World Press Awarded photographer, and journalist, Martha Bellingreri, co-author of the exhibition.

8:30 PM – Official opening of the photo exhibition. This exhibition is the result of a collaboration between MSF and Alessio Mamo, which took place in 2016. It will showcase photos of MSF patients coming from different Arab countries along with a note about their personal stories.

About MSF

Founded in 1971, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, exclusion from healthcare and natural disasters. It was created in the belief that all people should have access to healthcare regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or political affiliation and that people’s medical needs outweigh respect for national borders. Today, there are over 46,000 MSF staff working in over 72 countries. MSF has been in the UAE since 1992 and is registered as a member of the International Humanitarian City in Dubai.

More about MSF: www.msf-me.org

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About Amman Reconstructive Surgery hospital

The reconstructive surgery program(RSP) in Amman was established to treat people injured in war and unrest. With a high-level of surgical expertise and extensive facilities, the hospital provides a base for MSF to treat patients with complicated injuries who could not be treated in their own country. The RSP was set up in 2006 in response to the significant medical needs generated by the Iraq war, but today treats people from across the region. In addition to sophisticated surgery, the RSP provides psychological healthcare, physiotherapy and a safe space to recover, for adults and children who have faced far too much violence.

More info about MSF Amman Reconstructive Surgery Program: www.rsp.msf-me.org

The screening and talk will be followed by refreshments.

Free entrance and opening to the public.

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Alliance Française

Street 18, Oud Metha

Dubai, Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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