Help the “others” of the International YPG Brigades: Heroes who save lives with a syringe

shared from kurdiscat with thanks. Translation by The Free

The Tactical Medical Unit (UMT) of YPG (People’s Defense Units), the main Syrian Kurdish militia has been organised by Macer Gifford. 29, this volunteer from the UK coordinated with volunteers / s from around the world to help the forces of the Kurdish YPG .YPG medic volunteers

Then he returned to the UK and started working there setting up the Tactical Unit. More than 80 foreign soldiers are now serving the international brigades of YPG and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

“We come for a number of different reasons. I came mainly because I could not bear to stay at home and watch the world not face up to ISIS. There has been a lack of leadership in the West and the current strategy of defeating ISIS is terribly flawed. not enough is being done to help people who are most effective in practice [in reference to theYPG].

He defined the Medical Unit Tactics to prevent hundreds of Kurds dying of wounds. I knew I could gather a team of Western doctors to provide assistance for training and battlefield medicine for the YPG. We trained 100 Kurds, so far, to practice medicine battlefield, “said Ara News.

In the end, the group aims to train 500 to 1,000 combatants. “We have also created a Western medical team and this will be replaced by Kurds in the near future. We are trying to create a legacy here that will endure in the coming years.”

Cristina Barcelona @CrisTorrentMas

You can contribute to the Tactical Medical Unit (UMT) of YPG HERE
Monitoring UMT page Facebook Macer
Explanatory video of the UMT (in English): below


Cp3_sKJWYAAbkKJWar News 18/08/16. After the famous victory the Civil Council of Manbij takes over from the Military one, the new body will manage the city and its 200 surrounding villages in northern Syria, with full minority reps in the new anarcho-federalist system. As in the case of Rojava it has assumed  gender equality quotas and adopted the co-presidency as a model. Next battle may be Al Bab, where many of the defeated IS retreated with about 2000 kidnapped ‘human shields’, and not yet Raqqa as the US wants. Thousands of IS soldiers were reported killed in the Manbij battles along with about 150 SDF volunteers, including six from the International Brigade.(William Savage, from the US was killed rescuing civilians). The SDF (which unites Kurds, Arabs, Yazidis, etc) under instructions from the new Al Bab Military Council has begun liberating villages around the IS stronghold.


 

original in Catalan

Els “altres” brigadistes internacionals de les YPG: Herois amb xeringa que salven vides

La Unitat Mèdica Tàctica (UMT) de les Yekîneyên Parastinê Gel (Unitats de Defensa Popular, YPG), la principal milícia kurda de Síria, ha estat impulsada per Macer Gifford. De 29 anys, aquest voluntari estranger des del Regne Unit s’ha reunit amb voluntaris / es de tot el món per ajudar les forces kurdes de les YPG amb col·laboració mèdica.

Gifford es va unir a les YPG al desembre de 2014 i va lluitar amb elles. “La difícil situació dels Yezidis i l’heroica defensa Kobanê pel YPG em van inspirar a venir al Kurdistan sirià [regió kurda de Síria] i unir-me a la resistència”. Després va retornar al Regne Unit i allà va començar a treballar en la Unitat Tàctica. Més de 80 combatents estrangers ara estan servint a les brigades internacionals de l’YPG i Forces Democràtiques de Síria (SDF).

“Vam venir per una sèrie de raons diferents. Jo principalment a causa de que no podia suportar quedar-me a casa i veure que el món no s’enfronta al ISIS. Hi ha hagut una manca de lideratge a Occident i l’actual estratègia per derrotar ISIS és terriblement imperfecta. No es fa prou per ajudar les persones que són les més eficaçes a la pràctica [en referència a YPG].

He definit la Unitat Mèdica Tàctica perquè centenars de kurds estaven morint de ferides que poden prevenir-se. Sabia que podia reunir un equip de metges occidentals per proporcionar assistència per a la formació i el camp de batalla per al YPG. Hem capacitat a 100 kurds, fins ara, per practicar la medicina camp de batalla “va afirmar a Ara News.


Al final, el grup té com a objectiu formar de 500 a 1000 combatents. “També hem creat un equip mèdic occidental i que serà substituït per kurds en un futur pròxim. Estem provant de crear un llegat, aquí, que perdurarà en els propers anys”.

Cristina Torrent
@CrisTorrentMas

Es pot contribuir a la Unitat Mèdica Tàctica (UMT) de les YPG aquí.
Seguiment de la UMT a la pàgina de facebook de Macer
Vídeo explicatiu de la UMT (anglès): más arriba..

 

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