Public Meeting in Guildford with Dr Christos Giannou

Tuesday May 3rd 2016, 7.30pm
St Nicolas Church Hall, Bury Street, Guildford GU2 4AW

Chris Giannou, a leading Canadian battle-surgeon expert, spent a horrific year as the only doctor in the Palestinian refugee camp of Shatila in Beirut during its siege in 1985/6 by Shiite militias. His book “Besieged” gives an account of it.

Isolated from the rest of Lebanon, Shatila was soon deprived of its regular electricity, water and medical supplies. Crowded into a space the size of four football pitches, 100,000 refugees had to survive not only constant bombardment, but diminished rations of food and drink.

He is the only non Palestinian who has sat as a member of the Palestine National Council and was chief surgeon for the International Committee of the Red Cross until 2006.

Chris will give an illustrated talk about his experiences in these spheres.