Provide medical care to Syrian refugees, arriving on the Greek islands of Lesbos, Samos, Chios and Kos

 
 
Organization

WAHA International

Country

Greece

Thematic area

Emergencies

Duration

November 2015- March 2016

 
 
  • The medical team of the association welcomes migrants and offers them free health consultations on the island of Lesbos in Greece.
    The medical team of the association welcomes migrants and offers them free health consultations on the island of Lesbos in Greece.
  • WAHA treats foremost women and children who arrive very weak after long hours of travel.
    WAHA treats foremost women and children who arrive very weak after long hours of travel.

The context

By the end of 2015, more than 785,000 refugees had arrived in Greece by sea. 42% of them are women and children, who may not have received reliable medical care in their home countries and encountered extremely difficult conditions during their migration to Europe.

 
 

The project

WAHA International launched a project to provide primary medical care to refugees arriving on the Greek islands, including women and children, and to ensure access to emergency care.

For this, it has set up a network of mobile clinics and facilitates transfer to local hospitals in case of need.

 
 

The support

Fondation CHANEL provided emergency support to help this organization in its role to protect vulnerable populations, particularly women and children.

The results

  • 100 to 150 people per day received medical care over a five-month period.
  • A boat ambulance was made available
  • 25,000 women and children received medical attention

 
 

The partner

WAHA International is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 with the aim to improve child and maternal health, and to provide access to quality healthcare to the in disadvantaged communities throughout the world.

 
 
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