Posts tagged medical aid for refugees
A Doctor's Side of the Story

Where to begin?

That was my thought as we arrived at the remote Rhino camp area of Northern Uganda in February of last year.  I was traveling with GRI Medical Director Matt Nowland, and GRI in-country staff Bonny and Joshua.  There had been a huge influx of South Sudanese refugees into Uganda in recent days.  U.N. staff had organized a transit camp near the border, and for as far as the eye could see people sat in small groups, surrounded by their few belongings.  

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S. Sudan: Your support changes lives

Thank you to many of you who have responded to our last email plea. We had people really sacrifice on behalf of the people we serve.  More than $900/mo of the $1500/mo we needed has already been provided! We were able to send these additional funds to our clinic in northern Uganda and therefore we are nearly able to handle all of the waves of refugees from South Sudan. Thank you!

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S. Sudan: Refuge in the Midst of Desperation

Last month at this clinic we treated 7253 people, 90% of whom were South Sudanese refugees fleeing the fighting in South Sudan. Our normal treatment reaches between 3500 to 4000 people. In the month of July there were 1934 positive malaria cases. This area of Uganda is having a horrible year for malaria and many are dying when they don’t have to. 

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Who is a Refugee?

There is the definition of a “refugee” and then there is the in-person experience of who a refugee is. Global Refuge doesn’t look at refugees just as defined by our country, but also from an international and world-view perspective. While we realize that not everyone has experiences and in-person encounters with these displaced people, we value the opportunities to help them no matter our degree of separation and situation in life.

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