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Calamari from Tripoli


I got sent this image from my friend and colleague from Tripoli, Dr Mostafa Al Jafari who works as a junior surgeon at the Tripoli Central Hospital. He is one of the hardest, most dedicated young surgeons I know-who made some amazingly brave decisions last year in his bid to support the revolution in Tripoli. He is a very inspiring young man indeed. We met on the frontline of the battle for Bani Walid as part of the medical team led by another very inspiring surgeon and clinical lead in the field Dr Mohamed Al Taib.
So this is an image of stuffed calamari – fresh from the Med sea off the coast of Tripoli. It’s an example of what they are having as part of their Iftar ( the meal to break the fast-also translates directly as breakfast).

Ramadhan Breakfast in a Tripoli hospital

From Dr Sami Negi – a friend and colleague who I worked with in the battle for Bani Walid, Libya last year. He sent me this to show what they are having for Ramadhan breakfast whilst on duty in the coronary care unit of the Tripoli Medical Centre.

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