Forum on Libya Humanitarian Aid is Available for Online Viewing


On October 10, 2011 Medical Teams International held a forum on long-term humanitarian aid in Libya.  Joining Medical Teams International President Bas Vanderzalm on the stage were Jamal Tarhuni, a Libyan-American businessman and volunteer with Medical Teams International, and US Representative Keith Ellison.  Since the war began in Libya, Medical Teams International has worked closely with the Libyan-American communities in Minnesota and throughout the US to meet health needs inside Libya.  This collaboration has provided more than $3 million in medicines, supplies and several volunteer medical teams.  

The forum speakers presented an insider picture of Libya, as well as valuable insights on the long-term relationship of the U.S. with Libya and the Middle East. Congressman Ellison’s perspective on how humanitarian assistance fulfills a critical role in Libya’s road to democracy was especially relevant and thought-provoking.  This forum was organized by Medical Teams International and co-sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minnesota International Center, Books for Africa, and the Minnesota International NGO Network.

The forum is online and available to be viewed HERE.