This morning Charlotte, Alex, and I went to the Jungle and had tea and conversation with some of our friends. The hospitality was so sweet as we drank their very diluted tea. Then to visit the Ghana camp, deep inside the Jungle, where most of our translators live. They have made a cozy spot with chairs and tables from the [...]
Our last clinic. From our end, time flew by. Many days, exhausted at the end, with tears flowing over evening wine. I would stay longer if I could. I have learned about perseverance, the extreme challenges to just survive, and I have deep admiration for these refugees. They have only hope to keep them going. It has been an [...]
Today is busy and chaotic. One more day, and we are all feeling sad to be leaving. We have had an amazing team of doctors, nurses, a massage therapist and great support personnel and THE BEST VOLUNTEER TRANSLATORS, SECURITY, AND LOGISTIC TEAM of REFUGEES. THANK YOU ALL. We are having dinner tonight with the whole team and doing the last [...]
DISTRIBUTION DAY was a massive joint effort led by MSF (Doctors Without Borders) and R4R Refugee4Refugee) to distribute winter blankets, tarps and water jugs. The event was well organized but chaotic. Some of our team worked that site and some worked the warehouse. I worked in the distribution center for new arrivals.R4R provides a sleeping bag, hygiene bag, a bag [...]
Today our new team member arrived Micheala a doctor from Slovakia. So thankful! More work to do -- coming up on our last 4 days.
Early morning. Having a cappuccino down by the port. Enjoying the peaceful reflections on the water and reflecting about the Hands on Global experience. There is magic in this ngo. The right people always show up, with skills and open hearts and willingness to work long and hard. Our Tibetan Nurse Practitioner left early and a lovely skilled Nurse Practitioner [...]