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    Weʼve raised £660 to provide funding towards medication and supplies for the Nea Kavala refugee camp in Greece

    Thessaloniki, Greece
    Funded on Wednesday, 26th June 2019

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    I‘m at a camp in north east Greece called Nea Kavala with a charity called Kitrinos Healthcare. We provide medical care to 600 refugees from Syria, Iraq, Congo, Palestine and Sudan to include a few, and there will be another 600 arriving in the next few weeks. We run entirely on donations. Our stock is incredibly limited. Much of it is out of date and many drugs are outdated. We see a lot of infected wounds, pneumonias, skin conditions, asthma, oral infections amongst many others which I can’t treat appropriately because we simply do not have the stock. Stocks are so low that we have to cut blister packs up to ration out meds as basic and cheap as paracetamol.

    Many people are experiencing hay fever for the first time, some with severe symptoms and we can’t help them because we don’t have any antihistamines. Kids with asthma can’t be provided with inhalers so I have to give them steroid tablets because there’s no other choice. The camp is crawling with bitey things which make the kids scratch to the point where the skin is open to infection and we’re seeing many awful infected bites which we can barely treat with anything other than iodine.

    The ECG machine is broken. The otoscope heads don’t fit. Everything is out of battery. We have no disposable gloves. We rely on boiling a kettle to sterilise our equipment.

    The people live in metal containers the size of a small garage with no running water and no heating. Each container houses 5-6 people. Many arrive with nothing but the clothes on their backs and don’t even have a blanket to put over them when they first arrive.

    We are asking for donations so we can buy supplies for the camp. Over the last few days I have already received donations (monetary and otherwise) from some very kind friends, but we could really do with more.

    If you can spare anything at all we would be incredibly grateful. We have our essential needs and a list of basic home comforts like toys for the children and hygiene products. If you can donate and have any preference about what we buy please let me know.

    Also, if anyone has baby/children’s clothes they don’t need if you could put them aside for me that’d be wonderful.

    Thank you!

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    • Neda Irenji1 year ago
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    • Neda Irenji1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      Today’s pharmacy haul 😊 went to the only four pharmacies that were still open at 9pm and raided them all of their inhalers... was literally like, “how many do you have? I’ll take them all” sooo many weird looks… Not sure about this bug spray, I’ll ask the people at the camp to try it out before I buy more. Thank you for all your support everyone

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    • Neda Irenji1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      Hi all, thank you all for your kind donations. We are at an incredible £850 including offline donations!! That’s a whopping 960 euros!!! 500 new refugees have been arriving at the camp today, they’re staying in tents. We went to the camp this morning and the police refused to let us in. The volunteers who were there earlier have been locked in. No one goes in, no one comes out. Hoping it’ll be back open again tomorrow...

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    Supporters

    20

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 23, 2018

      For next time

    • Lynne Allery

      Lynne Allery

      Jul 13, 2018

      £10.00

    • Gita Arvandi

      Gita Arvandi

      Jul 6, 2018

      £10.00

    • John Staniforth

      John Staniforth

      Jul 4, 2018

      Great work you are doing. It is so good to see that people like you are prepared to help these poor people who have so little and are in such need.

      £20.00

    • Suleiman Sharkh

      Suleiman Sharkh

      Jul 2, 2018

      Well done, Neda! We are proud of you.

      £50.00

    • Bob Taylor

      Bob Taylor

      Jul 2, 2018

      £10.00

    • John Doody

      John Doody

      Jul 2, 2018

      You should be very proud of the good work you are doing. Good luck!

      £10.00

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    Neda Irenji

    Neda Irenji

    Thessaloniki, Greece

    Junior doctor who loves every bit of her job 😊

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