French Vascular Surgeon on Emergency Mission to Gaza
Due to the high number of high-velocity gunshot injuries to youths in the Gaza Strip over the past two months, an emergency appeal was sent out for vascular surgeons. PCRF volunteer and French vascular surgeon Dr. Alexandre Karsenti responded to that humanitarian appeal and volunteered to come to Gaza to help provide his expert care in his field, repairing some of the complex injuries and helping to support the local staff. He has volunteered with the PCRF in the past two years on several missions, and works in Paris at the Grand Hôpital de l est Francilienthe. He is second vascular surgeon that the PCRF has sent to Gaza in the past six weeks and will be volunteering his time to help in the surgery department in Shifa Hospital.
#Repost @west.indimade with @get_repost
🙌🏽HAPPY ABOLITION DAY GUADELOUPE 🇬🇵 , Abolition Day is a public holiday observed every 27 May, when the final abolition of slavery was proclaimed and enforced in Guadeloupe in 1848.
France had colonised Guadeloupe in the 1600’s, and it soon became a centre of slavery and of the slave trade. As early as 1794, a declaration ending slavery was proclaimed and supposed to apply throughout all French colonies.
But then, slavery was reinstituted in 1802 when Guadeloupe’s plantation owners threatened to secede and join the British Empire, which still allowed the slave trade at the time. When slavery was again established after eight years of freedom, a rebellion broke out on the island, but it was suppressed.
Napoleon again abolished slavery throughout all French domains in 1815, but this was not enforced. Plus, Napoleon was soon out of power. On 27 April, 1848, slavery was abolished in Guadeloupe yet again, but this abolition was not immediately enforced. It wasn’t until 27 May that same year that the slaves were finally permanently freed and the slave trade ended once and for all.
One of the most popular places to visit on Abolition Day in Guadeloupe is the Monument to Abolition of Slavery, the earliest monument ever erected to the abolition of slavery in modern times. 📲Post by: @epikdrae
FOLLOW 👣👉 @caribbeanstrong 👉Turn On Post Notifications 🔔
Be sure to follow 👉 @islandkandies @caribbeanstrong