Aidex: the Global Humanitarian and Development Aid Event
On 13 – 14 November the biggest annual global Humanitarian and Development Aid event of Europe took place in Brussels and the European Sting, as the European media that follows closely the most important events at the Old Continent, was official media sponsor. During those two days at Brussels Expo exhibitors from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the European Commission (ECHO) presented to visitors the latest information and technologies for humanitarian and development aid.
|At the end of the first day of AIDEX, the organiser announced the winner of the prestigious “Huanitarian Hero of the Year” award. The winner was the Palestinian paediatrician, Dr Jumana Odeh, a woman that has devoted her life to provide aid to children with special needs worldwide. Mrs Odeh is the Director of the Palestinian Happy Child Center (PHCC), an NGO that provides for the well-being of children with intellectual disabilities. Dr. Odeh has provided comprehensive services to approximately 38,000 children and families in Palestine over the past 20 years. She recently persuaded the Palestinian Ministry of Health to launch a country-wide program|