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Urgent! Antivenom Serum for Rojava!

There is an urgent appeal from the Health Commission of Afrin canton in Rojava.  They have pretty serious situation with rabies, snakes and scorpion bites. Next week we shall run a fund-raising campaign, so do not spend too much this weekend! ;)

For now, we need to identify an snake and scorpion serum for them. This is what I got from Efrin (not much). Somebody to translate the Arabic label to the left, please?

serum-arabic serum-1It is pretty obvious that we shall not be able to buy that from the Syrian Government Institute. So, we need to find an equivalent and a good source of it (at least 200 doses), possibly in Turkey (logistics). And to get the best price possible.

Your help is needed! If you can help, please leave a reply (moderated) below this post, or send me an email message.

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The snake antivenom leaflet. Seems to be pretty local. I was trying to find the manufacturer over Internet, but no contact. Only a note in Wikipedia on alleged chemical & biological weapons production. No, this is not what we try to buy.


No more refugees!

A modest suggestion how to decrease flow of migrants towards Europe, in an efficient, noble and long-lasting way.

The idea of “resettlement quota” imposed on the EU states is apparently not working, plus it generates a lot of quarrels both internationally and on a national level1. Europe is simply unable to cope with the stream of desperate people, fleeing “conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East”. And no morally high rant can change it. This is just too much, too complex and too fast for ye olde Europe. While the ex-colonialist (or neocolonialist, if you please) metropolies should be held accountable, the current solution – reluctant (sometimes lethally reluctant) admission of immigrants simply does not work. It is a palliative approach, not helping to uproot the source of the problem. Continue reading No more refugees!