Nov 6: What will it take to turn the tide?

By | 2018-11-07T23:24:16+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Categories: Greece, Lesbos, Moria Refugee Camp 2018, refugee|

Our last day in Moria. It was busy, we saw 105 patients. Not much time to think about it being the last day. My day started with a young man, maybe 24, injured in a fight last night, he had been sent to the hospital, he had sutures on his chin, a broken jaw and a [...]

Nov 5: Feeling sad to leave and determined to return soon.

By | 2018-11-06T16:34:59+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Categories: Greece, Lesbos, Moria Refugee Camp 2018, refugee|

Monday - today as we turned onto the road to the camp there was a police check post. Then, as we entered the camp there was a heavy police presence. I found out later in the day that they were looking for refugees who were to be deported. When their asylum is denied many ( 50 [...]

Nov 4: The work is hard, but difficult to leave

By | 2018-11-06T15:21:23+00:00 November 4th, 2018|Categories: Greece, Lesbos, Moria Refugee Camp 2018, refugee|

Sunday and back to work. This clinic is the only medical provider open on Sunday. There were many sick kids today. I worry because when the cold weather comes they are so vulnerable and the MSF vaccination campaign is still on hold. This little guy in the photo, 4 years old from Iraq, was smiling all [...]

Nov 3: So many similarities . . .

By | 2018-11-05T04:03:01+00:00 November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Greece, Lesbos, Moria Refugee Camp 2018, refugee|

Ahhh Saturday ~ our day off. We all met for a long leisurely breakfast at Melis, our favorite coffee juice bar. I have become addicted to fresh squeezed green apple juice. We went in different directions. Scott ran 7 miles. He is recovered and back to marathon training for the Athens Marathon he will run on [...]

Nov 2: Humanity really cannot wait. We must ACT NOW!

By | 2018-11-03T19:16:14+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Greece, Lesbos, Moria Refugee Camp 2018, refugee|

Everyday is different and unpredictable at Moria. Today was wound day. There were many new wounds to treat along with the ones I follow up on daily or every few days. A fight the night before sent 4 men to the hospital, 3 with significant stab wounds that were stitched up at the hospital but needed [...]

Nov 1: The System is Broken

By | 2018-11-03T18:35:41+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Categories: Greece, Lesbos, Moria Refugee Camp 2018, refugee|

I went to a meeting with the NGOs providing healthcare in the camp. Medicine Sans Frontiers, International Refugee Committee, Rowing Together, Doc Mobile and Boat Refugee Foundations. All are frustrated by the broken system. The Greek Government Clinic is STILL closed and that is where we send referrals for X-rays, blood tests, and appointments for [...]