IIMSAM EMERGENCY RELIEF EFFORTS WORLDWIDE
"The first and immediate priority that we all agree is that we must feed the hungry," "Without full funding of these emergency requirements we risk again the specter of widespread hunger,
malnutrition and social unrest on an unprecedented scale"
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
at the U.N. agency chiefs meeting in Bern,Switzerland. 29 April, 2008
With Concrete Deeds!
IIMSAM also takes part in Emergency Relief Efforts worldwide
|IIMSAM RESPONDS TO THE EMERGENCY SITUATION IN SOUTH KIVU-KALEHE PROVINCE – DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO WITH A SWIFT SPIRULINA DISTRIBUTION TO THE NEEDY CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM SEVERE MALNUTRITION.|
|IIMSAM-Photo: Mr Kanjira Jules-Joseph works with “Action Pour la Paix, I ‘Education et le Development” (APED asbl) with IIMSAM-Director of Shiekh Zayed Centre Mr. F. Lwamba and Staff in briefing of the emergency response to the DRC.|
IIMSAM "H.R.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin sultan Alnahyan Spirulina Feeding Centre Kisumu - Kenya" has responded to an emergency looming malnutrition situation to the many needy suffering children of South Kivu – Kalehe in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). IIMSAM will be responding with Spirulina donation for the temporarily relief in saving lives of children who find themselves is a desperate severe malnutrition situation. IIMSAM will immediately commence a Modus Operandi for the identified beneficiaries among the many critically affected children. This temporary emergency relief measure to help save the lives of these children who are badly affected with malnutrition. Mr Kanjira Jules-Joseph, who visited IIMSAM-Kisumu Sheikh Zayed Centre from 6th June 2012 to 10th June 2012, became our strategic partner for the delivery of emergency spirulina for the DRC. IIMSAM has donated 7,000gms of Spirulina concentrated powder which is intended to benefit the worst affected children.|
The quantity given can take care of dozens of children continuously subjected to its use at 5gms per child daily for slightly less than one month as a start. IIMSAM will make additional arrangements to send the quantity of about 28,000gms to serve them for another additional two months to make a total three months, the minimum time lapse and duration required for continuous Spirulina usage to help clear Acute & Severe Malnutrition hence restore good health for each one of the affected children.
Mr Kanjira Jules-Joseph works with "Action Pour la Paix, I 'Education et le Development" (APED asbl). An NGO which mainly engages on activities that improves and uplifts the living standards within the local community being serviced. The programmes and services rendered are of social in nature especially focusing on Education, Agriculture – food security, Health including HIV/AIDS related issues etc. The NGO has very good standing and is well respected by the Ministry Of Agriculture in the DRC and has managed to influence direct support of its activities from the Government.
IIMSAM & "Action Pour la Paix, I 'Education et le Development" (APED asbl) have principally and mutually agreed to form a working strategic partnership to work together and formulate modalities with intent to assisting the many who are suffering from the scourge of malnutrition in Kivu province and DRC as a whole. The situation with malnutrition around Kivu is reported to be alarming. It is with this background and understanding coupled with the knowledge of the concrete deeds of the existing IIMSAM in Kisumu-Kenya in saving thousands of lives since its inception in 2009 that our strategic-partner was endeared and encouraged to engage on a fact finding mission as he seeks to find a solution for the rampant severe malnutrition menace affecting the health of his people back in the DRC. Our strategic partner "Action Pour la Paix, I 'Education et le Development" ultimate goal & objective is to make a breakthrough in the introduction of the use of Spirulina in Kivu and DRC as a whole. Mr Kanjira Jules-Joseph praised IIMSAM organization and its leadership for taking the lead and for being instrumental in the advocacy and the making of Spirulina a key driver in the fight against and the eventual eradication of malnutrition globally. He called for the need for all to develop concern in this noble direction so that many more people and organizations join or give IIMSAM support in the fight to alleviate the malnutrition menace globally.
The Secretary General of IIMSAM AMB. Remigio Maradona commented: "I am very proud of our IIMSAM Team in Kenya for a fantastic deed well done in responding to an extremely dreadful emergency situation in one of our official member state of the IIMSAM Family...our emergency response in the service of the DRC and its peoples and in particularly those in need in South Kivu – Kalehe, Province of the DRC... I would like to also state that we will do everything in our powers to establish with the cooperation of our strategic partner and the government of the DRC a Replica of the Kenya -Spirulina Distribution Centre in South Kivu-Kalehe Province... and towards this end I will be consulting with our Spirulina Resident Expert our Technical Director Mr. D. Fundi a native of the DRC to work with Our Centre Director Mr. F. Lwamba to work out a feasibility action plan that would be self-sustainable and permanent in relieving some of the acute severe malnutrition in the aforesaid province for it is not only our duty as the DRC was one of the first Member State that gave support to the IIMSAM Treaty but is also our moral duty to help those in need...despite IIMSAM`s severe chronic under-funding over the last few months that has put the organization as a whole in a precarious stand. “We cannot let this deter our will to serve and continuing our fight against malnutrition or in finding a way to permanently help the people of the DRC...My gratitude to the Kenya IIMSAM team for carrying out our mandate under difficult circumstances and for their caring and commitment...I commend them for a job well done!"
|IIMSAM'S SWIFT ACTION BRINGS RELIEF AT WOFAK ORPHANAGE CENTRE IN SLUM OF NAIROBI, KENYA. SECOND LARGEST SLUM IN AFRICA AFTER SOWETO IN SOUTH AFRICA|
|IIMSAM'S SPIRULINA LIFE SAVING FEEDING PROGRAMME DESPITE ITS LIMITED RESOURCES BRINGS EMERGENCY RELIEF TO THE SEVERELY MALNOURISHED IN THE TURKANA REGION OF KENYA WHERE THOUSANDS ARE IN NEED.|
|IIMSAM/Photos: Some of the thousands of locals in the Turkana Region who desperately need help. IIMSAM Emergency Relief Mobile Team on the field feeding Spirulina. The Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition following up on a fact finding mission led by Mrs. Elhaan Egeh the Secretary General's Institutional Development Adviser in Kenya and assistant took swift action to begin an immediate distribution initiative of Spirulina in the Turkana Region of Kenya where severe and acute malnutrition is a way of life. IIMSAM's small team led by Mrs. Egeh reached the Turkana Region on 18 of November 2010 after a 350kms drive from the IIMSAM Sheikh Zayed Spirulina Feeding Centre in Kisumu, Kenya.|
|IIMSAM PROVIDES EMERGENCY HUMANITARIAN RELIEF IN GAZA|
|IIMSAM realising its commitments to the peoples of the world especially the ones in emergency situations has been playing a proactive role to provide humanitarian relief. IIMSAM sent a relief convoy to Gaza where medicines and food supplies were provided to the Emergency Relief Committee of the Arab Medical Doctors Union. The Arab Medical Doctors Union shall deliver and distribute the supplies to the people of Gaza. The relief consisted of medical chairs, antibiotics and other medical supplies, wheat flour, rice, lentils, and milk powder, diapers among others. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently observed that the critical issue facing Gaza's medical facilities is the lack of medicines and medical equipments.|
IIMSAM INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL PROGRAMME
Lending a Helping Hand to Haiti
IIMSAM April 25 to May 3, 2010
|IIMSAM/IMAP SPECIAL MEDICAL TEAM IN HAITI: PICTURES SHOWN SOME OF IIMSAM's SP. MEDICAL TEAM WITH SEVERAL OF THE HUNDREDS OF HAITIAN CHILDREN BEING TREATED AFTER A DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE HIT HAITI IN JANUARY 2010.|
|*Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, with an annual estimated gross domestic product (GDP) of $390 per person or less than a $2dollars a day.|
*MINUSTAH (UN Presence in Haiti) was set up in 2004 and currently has more than 9,000 military and police personnel and nearly 2,000 civilian staff.
BENEFIT FRIENDLY GAME FOR HAITI IN ARGENTINA-2010
"THERE ARE NO WINNERS AND LOSERS THE HAITIAN PEOPLES ARE THE ONLY WINNERS."
IIMSAM'S Secretary General Remigio Maradona Commented
"No hay ganadores ni perdedores solamente el pueblo Haitiano son los ganadores".
Comentó el SG-del IIMSAM Remigio Maradona
|Former National Team Manager Diego Maradona during friendly benefit game against Haiti 5th of May 2010|
|The National Team of Argentina played a friendly benefit game against Haiti's National Team for the Haitian Earthquake Victims. The game was lopsided a match as you can find by looking at the final score. One nation has won two FIFA World Cups and has aspirations to capture its third in July, while the other has qualified for just one Final series (in 1974) and was left in ruins following a devastating earthquake it suffered in January 2010. What then brought these two countries together for a friendly on May 5 2010 For Argentina, the game serves as an opportunity to help out a nation recovering from the trauma of a natural disaster (part of the profit went to the Haiti Relief Fund), Game was showed in Haiti and heard on Radio. Maradona show cased his national team by letting another part of the country other than Buenos Aires view its 2010-National Team.|
IIMSAM'S MEDICAL BRIGADE CONDUCTS HEALTH CLINIC & SPIRULINA DISTRIBUTION TO THOUSANDS IN:
AGUASCALIENTES, MEXICO 16-22 JUNE 2011
|IIMSAM Photos of IIMSAM's Medical Brigade: AGS, Mexico 16-22 June 2011|
|IIMSAM's Regional Office for Mexico & Central America conducted a six days Health Clinic in various parts of Aguascalientes Mexico. The IIMSAM Team was led by Ms. Geraldina De La Serna, Special Adviser of the Secretary General and Director of the IIMSAM Mexico Office. (See middle picture on second row first one from left to rt.) The IIMSAM Medical Brigade provided various health services that included but not limited to Spirulina Distribution, General Medical Services, Eye Care, Hygiene, Dental Care,1,900 pairs of eye glasses were distributed to those in need, IIMSAM Nutritionists were on hand for assistance and general guidance(see last picture second row.) |
The Secretary General of IIMSAM H.E. Remigio Maradona commented:
"I am very proud of our IIMSAM Team in Mexico for a fantastic deed well done in the service of the Mexican peoples and in particularly those in need in Aguascalientes, Mexico. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the following colleagues and supporters of the IIMSAM Mandate for without their caring and commitment it would have not been possible: I commend them for a job well done!"
IIMSAM in Association with Kanwaljit Sandal Foundation & Hash BioTech Labs launches "Global Spirulina Campaign" by pledging its support to Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity, Republic of INDIA for highly nutritious dose of "Spirulina"
|IIMSAM's Special Adviser of the Secretary General Mr. Vikrant Sandal with number of anemic patients. Women suffering from anemia.|
|Patients registering themselves for a free check up. Panel of Doctor examining a patient and checking out the symptoms of cancer|
|IIMSAM, unbolted another campaign "Prayatana-An Effort to Cure Severe Malnutrition" to aid shockingly high number of patients suffering from severe malnutrition in village Mallan of Dist. Muktsar, Punjab in collaboration with Kanwaljit Sanadal Foundation & Hash Biotech Labs. Muktsar and its neighboring districts have been noticed to have a very high density of severe malnutrition and various other illnesses including a high rate of cancer patients most of them cannot afford the costly treatments. IIMSAM with its strategic technology partner Hash BioTech Labs has provided them with Spirulina extract doses free of cost and scheduled regular supplies with the help of local village heads.|
IIMSAM's Sp. Adviser of the S.G. Mr. Vikrant Sandal, who firmly believes that corporate entities have to play a larger and leading role in the 21st century sustainable development agenda and lot much can be achieved if every corporate establishment in the world behaves responsibly towards the society it is operating in. Under dynamic leadership of Mr. Vikrant Sandal, Hash BioTech Labs has undertaken rigorous campaigns for the last three years to raise awareness about the benefits of Spirulina which is a potent tool to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goal of "Malnutrition Eradication" from the global map.
In his message H.E. Ambassador R.M Maradona Secretary General IIMSAM :
Has congratulated KSF and his official working partner Hash BioTech Labs Pvt. Ltd. for its cooperation and willingness to assist IIMSAM in its success in achieving the target.
DESPITE ITS LIMITED RESOURCES IIMSAM RESPONDS SWIFTLY TO THE EMERGENCY AND CATASTROPHIC SITUATION BY SENDING AN EMERGENCY RELIEF SUPPLY OF SPIRULINA TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE SEVERELY AFFECTED VICTIMS OF THE WORST FAMINE IN DECADES IN THE NORTHERN PART OF KENYA-SOMALIAN BORDER
|IIMSAM'S EMERGENCY SPIRULINA LIFE SAVING SUPPLY FOR DISTRIBUTION|
|Selected photos: Catastrophic scene at the Dagahaley Camp, in North-Eastern Kenya where thousands of Somali
refugees arrive daily at the camp after East Africa's worst drought in decades. Picture on rt: Desperate: Seven-month-
old Mihag Gedi Farah weighs just 7lbs and was hours from death after arriving at a field hospital in Dadaab, Kenya|
|IIMSAM NEW YORK. HEADQUARTERS 5-6 AUGUST 2011|
The Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition following up on the catastrophic fact of the emergency situation in Northern Kenya bordering with Somalia IIMSAM will begin an immediate distribution initiative from the IIMSAM H.R. H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Spirulina Feeding Centre jointly with its Strategic Partner Mr Thierry Gasnault who will be providing the logistical support to IIMSAM in order to immediately deliver the Life Saving Spirulina supply to the dire needy food situation in the northern part of Kenya bordering with Somalia that has been a subject covered by the worldwide media in the last few days. IIMSAM will be providing immediately Spirulina Life Saving dry concentrated powder form harvested at the IIMSAM Al Nahyan Spirulina Centre within the last two weeks for this emergency. A concerted effort from IIMSAM’s hard working staff under the able guidance of the Deputy Director Mr. Job Essombo who currently assisted with others the work at the Centre in order to have the Life Saving Spirulina available for immediate distribution.
This life Saving Production will save many lives. The Spirulina will be distributed immediately in Northern Kenya bordering Somalia which is intended to help relief the catastrophic situation affecting thousands of children languishing in the mucky state of poverty, glaring hunger that characterizes the status quo in this part of Kenya/Somalia. Hence, subsequent state of ill health and malnutrition affecting infants, children and adults. The East Africa's worst drought in decades has created an inhumane situation of calamitous proportions depicted in the pictures above.
This is at a cost not exceeding $12 per child and for adults about, $60. The consignment of Spirulina from IIMSAM is packaged in plastic-packets of 150gm each (see pictures above) earmarked for the benefit of a single child for several weeks and is to be safely delivered under the stewardship and guidance of our IIMSAM team & strategic Partner who has provided the logistical support for the emergency relief efforts of IIMSAM. The emergency team will be on its way from the IIMSAM Centre on this life saving mission.
The Secretary General of IIMSAM Remigio Maradona Stated Firmly:
IIMSAM & THE JORDANIAN ROYAL AIRFORCE DELIVER EMERGENCY AND LIFE SAVING ASSISTANTANCE TO SOMALI FAMINE VICTIMS
|IIMSAM Official Picture (Showed above): H.E. Mr. Aref Jazza Abed-Kareem Rteimeh, Special. Envoy of the Secretary General of IIMSAM on Emergency Relief Assistance and Transporting Relief Items Worldwide to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan|
|IIMSAM Official Pictures: Shows from Left to RT: IIMSAM's Secretary General's Special Envoy H.E. Mr. Aref Jazza Abed-Kareem Rteimeh Special Envoy of the Secretary General of IIMSAM on Emergency Relief Assistance and Transporting Relief Items Worldwide to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan|
|IIMSAM HEADQUARTERS 27-28 SEPTEMBER-NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10017|
The Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition following up on the appeal made by the Secretary-General of IIMSAM on Emergency Relief Effort for Somali famine victims. In this regards through the facilitation efforts of Mr. Aref Jazza Abed-Kareem Rteimeh, IIMSAM`s Secretary General Special Envoy for Emergency Relief Assistance and Transporting Relief Items Worldwide. Mr. Rteimeh was the catalyst in coordinating the IIMSAM Emergency Relief Effort Lifesaving Cargo Flight with the cooperation of the Royal Jordanian Air-Force, The Jordanian Hashemite Relief Agency and the Islamic Relief Agency based in Washington DC. Accompanying the IIMSAM Emergency Relief Delegation was the Secretary General of the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organisation Dr. Ahmad Mohammad Al-Imyan. The lifesaving cargo was distributed immediately which is intended to help relief the catastrophic situation affecting thousands of children languishing in the mucky state of poverty, glaring hunger that characterizes the status quo in Somalia. Hence, subsequent state of ill health and malnutrition affecting infants, children and adults. The East Africa's worst drought in decades has created an inhumane situation of calamitous proportions. IIMSAM is currently setting up a Modus Operandi to begin in the immediate future for a distribution initiative jointly with its Strategic Partners who will be providing the logistical support to IIMSAM in order to immediately deliver the Life Saving Spirulina supply to the dire needy food situation in the Mogadishu Refugee Camps which have been a subject covered by the worldwide media in the last few weeks.