Jan 28: The mobilization and organization that is required to run a camp like this one is staggering.
Today was day 4 in Matamoros.
Lauren is here! Our Hands on Global team grew to two! Busy clinic day, our gynecologist was in and saw many women, both pregnant and trying not to be.
A delegation from the UN High Council for Refugees is here, doing a camp survey and also met with us to do some training and identification of services/key players. The mobilization and organization that is required to run a camp like this one is staggering, and fortunately UNHCR has vast experience helping coordinate. It was created in 1951 to address refugee crisis which have grown exponentially worldwide since then.
After clinic we took our interpreters and staff out to dinner in Matamoros, bringing a sense of normalcy to a highly abnormal situation and it was so nice to spend time with them. I am hoping for safe passage for them all ❤️❤️❤️
Photo: Welcome sign on US side of the border
Post by: Leslie Gibbs, Nurse Practitioner