IMI’s plans at Arbaeen this year include medical services in Karbala through 2 medical camps near the Haram of Imam Hussain (A.S.) and the Haram of Hazrat Abbas (A.S.). At each of these locations, teams will operate in groups by shifts. Each camp will also have separate care areas for men and women. IMI is also planning to provide additional medical services through multiple hospitals again (Al Safeer Hospital, Maisam-e-Tammar Hospital & Syedus Shoda Hospital) where general practitioners & doctors with specialties will provide some clinical and surgical care as necessary. A similar set up will be coordinated for the IMI Medical Camp in Najaf as well where IMI will once again run a 4-day medical camp inside the Haram of Imam Ali (A.S.) during the Shahadat of Prophet Muhammad and Imam Ali Reza (A.S.).
Given the current crisis in Iraq, the situation in Iraq is constantly shifting and volatile. You must be flexible with regards to planning and logistics including accommodations, transportation, electricity and other local needs/arrangements. Things constantly change on the ground and our baseline requirement is for all delegates to be patient, flexible and work together despite very intense and challenging conditions. Also please note, while our priority is to serve the health needs of the people in Iraq, should the situation continue to deteriorate plans for Abraeen will be modified based on local risk assessments and security concerns.