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505, 2021

May 5: Returning to camp on Lesvos Island

Both excitement and hesitation visit me as I’m driving back to Kara Tepe 2 refugee camp on Lesvos Island Greece.  I know I’ll see many familiar faces of both foreigners and refugees when I arrive.  This creates mixed feelings.  I would hope that all of the refugee friends that I had previously made would have been relocated by now but [...]

1802, 2021

February 18: Visiting tents today . . .

Oh, today in the camp was really cold again. Dr Taha and I visited 3 refugee families all with a member who is medically fragile, and one single woman. I am going to tell you her story. She is 24 and from Somalia. 5 years ago she fled Somalia to a refugee camp in Yemen. It was there that she [...]

1112, 2020

December 11: Finished last clinic here at camp.

Finished last clinic here at camp. I have loved working with the CMA and Healthbridge translators, the CMA team, the EODY team, MVI and the ABS German team. Each person did their best to deliver the best health care possible in very challenging conditions. It has been an honor to work together. I am very sad to leave. As [...]

1012, 2020

December 10: How will they sleep tonight? Will they be warm?

The wind was said to be 100 km. The noise in the tent was like a continuous roar and the ropes beating loudly on the walls. The wind so strong that my translator and I were knocked over a table and held there by the weight of the tent wall blowing in. The rain was torrential. Lightning too. The electric [...]

912, 2020

December 9: Truth be told … Things are getting out of control!

This report is real. I have just seen the photo documentation of this event. I am shaking with pain for this inhumane situation -- THINGS ARE GETTING OUT OF CONTROL HERE. From Aegean Boat report. A human rights ngo monitoring the Aegean: On Saturday November 28th, at 22.00, a boat carrying 18 people landed in Ag. Kratigou, Lesvos south. The [...]

812, 2020

December 8: We must have the freedom to speak out!

From CHOOSE LOVE NGO: We cannot allow the truth about conditions in Greek camps to be hidden. New rules in Greece mean that anyone working inside refugee camps will now be bound by a confidentiality clause which could be used to ban them from sharing anything they see or hear. This censorship will make it harder than ever to show [...]

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