Evangelist Franklin Graham issued an urgent call to trauma doctors and nurses earlier this week, urging those willing and able to join his organization’s humanitarian efforts in Iraq.
Graham, who heads Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said in a video shared on Facebook that medical professionals are urgently needed at a trauma hospital run by Samaritan’s Purse in Iraq, as Iraqi government forces work to take back the city of Mosul from the grips of the Islamic State.
“Every few hours we will get ambulances full of people that have been shot, they’ve been blown up, they have shrapnel — women, children,” Graham said. “Samaritan’s Purse is there. We need trauma doctors and nurses … we need men and women who are willing to come and work and serve.”
Listen to his call for help below:
Samaritan’s Purse went on to explain in the comments section of its Facebook page that there are a variety of medical needs that the organization must fill. From emergency and internal physicians to trauma and orthopedic doctors and nurses, the list of requests is certainly long — and a job posting published earlier this week explains the full range of medical specialties in detail.
Graham’s video comes as Iraqi forces are making significant strides in the region, recapturing some eastern portions of Mosul; the goal is to forge on in an effort to retake the entirely of Mosul from the Islamic State. That battle, of course, has left many fleeing the area and has also led to casualties and an increased need for assistance.
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