Azerbaijan visit for MDA UK

Between 18-22 December 2011, Daniel Burger, MDA UK’s Deputy Chief Executive, visited Azerbaijan as part of an international task-force of pro-Israel organisations. This visit was organised by the UK based “TAG International Development” humanitarian agency, established by long-time MDA supporter Rabbi Yossi Ives and headed by Matti Fruhman.

TAG has been co-operating with Magen David Adom for many years. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Magen David Adom Israel and the National Red Crescent Society of Azerbaijan have been implementing joint humanitarian projects since 2006. In 2009, TAG established partnership relations with the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society. Within this partnership framework, these three humanitarian agencies have been providing first aid courses for the staff and volunteers of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society. “First Aid” classes were opened for the volunteers in the Guba, Ismayilli and Zagatala local branches of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society.

In addition to checking up on Magen David Adom’s projects in the region, Daniel also met with the first deputy of the head of Gazakh district local authority Mr. Ferman Nagdeliyev and talked with him about projects that will be jointly implemented with Magen David Adom.

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