Weʼre raising £500 to send Dr Tom to work with Emergency Response Centre International in Lesbos
- Bristol, United Kingdom
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I'm off to work, in September 2018, as a doctor with the inspirational ERCI - a Greek nonprofit organisation that provides efficient emergency response and humanitarian aid to refugees making the desperate voyage across the Mediterranean. I will be working in the search and rescue team providing emergency medical care to those who have come into difficulty at sea, and I will also be contributing to the ongoing healthcare of those in the refugee camps in Lesbos.
Whilst it may have slipped from the news recently, migration here is still a huge problem; a report by the IOM published at the close of 2017 found that at least 33,761 migrants have died in the Mediterranean between 2000 and 2017 - making it by far the world’s deadliest border.
The issues that have driven migrants to risk their lives in this way will have already taken a great toll on their health, then add the perilous traumatic journey, and then the unique strains of overcrowded refugee camp life and this becomes a group with exceptional healthcare needs. I've felt immense guilt at standing by when I could at least try to be of some help to those struggling at the edge of my home, Europe. So now I'm going to try! And ERCI seem to think I will be useful! 🤞🏽
I’m going entirely as a volunteer so will be self-funding the travel, accommodation, and living costs etc as well as hoping to contribute towards medical supplies and running costs of the charity. So, any donations towards the cause would be GREATLY appreciated!
Love, Tom xx
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May 26, 2018
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May 18, 2018
Καλή τύχη Τομ!! Φιλάκια
Dec 21, 2017
Merry Christmas TomLots of love, Nanny xxx
Gary, Amy & Poppy
Nov 29, 2017
Great humanitarian effort - happy Christmas from us all. Gary, Poppy & Amy xxx
Nov 29, 2017
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Tom is 29y/o doctor with an interest in emergency medicine, psychiatry, and refugee healthcare. He is also studying an MA in English Literature and hopes to pursue an academic career in psychotherapy and medical humanities. He loves reading, photography, and sharing cultures.
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