Doctors of the World

 doctors-of-the-worldDoctors of the World UK is part of the global Médecins du Monde network, which delivers over 400 projects in 80 countries

through 3,000 volunteers. Their aim is to provide healthcare to vulnerable people, wherever they’re needed most. With the refugee crisis worsening, Doctors of the World UK have been working tirelessly in many of the affected areas across the Middle East and Europe to try and prevent epidemics, provide medical supplies, medical assistance and advice. A key area they focus on is emotional and mental health, as many of the refugees have witnessed extremely harrowing events.

In Greece specifically, with the recent closure of the camp near Idomeni on the Greece-FYROM (aka Macedonia) border, Doctors of the World medics are now working in some of the camps in northern Greece that the refugees and migrants have been moved to including Oreokastro, Diavata and Lagadikia. Doctors of the World is also providing medical support at clinics in Athens, Chios and Lesbos.

Through their volunteer doctors, nurses, psychologists and support workers Doctors of the World meets the serious medical and emotional needs of refugees and migrants at unique clinics in the UK and around the world. You may have seen their recent documentary, Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis which focused on the journey refugees are making from the Middle East to try and reach Europe and the issues they face along their way.

You can find out more about their essential work on their website or on their Facebook page!