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Portland Company Helping Injured Libyans

By Andrea Flatley, KPTV Portland

1388 days ago   Article ID# 903315
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Medical Teams International

PORTLAND, OREGON (KPTV Portland) - While thousands are trying to get out of Libya today, Portland-based Medical Teams International is rushing medicine and supplies to the country.

So far, the group says they've sent $842,000 in supplies to help Libyans that should arrive by this weekend.

Today President Obama called for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to leave.

"He has lost the legitimacy to lead," Obama said.

Protests began in Libya back in January when demonstrators, upset about delays, broke into a a housing project the government was building. Gadhafi's government, which has ruled since a 1969 coup, responded with a $24 billion dollar fund for housing and development.

High unemployment and demands for freedom have also sparked protests in Libya.

Medical Teams International is hoping that their supplies, along with seven people, will help those injured during the protest.

OHSU Dr. Omar Reda and six surgeons from around the world arrived in Benghazi this week with one of the big shipments.

Medical Teams International say the medical supplies they've sent will be used in hospitals in Benghazi to treat 10,000 people for three months.

It costs $12,700 to buy and send each medical kit. If you would like to help with this effort, you can call 1-800-959-HEAL.

Copyright 2014 KPTV Portland   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1388 days ago   Article ID# 903315

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