Disaster Medics has decided to respond to the growing refugee crisis in the Mediterranean by deploying a team to the Islands between Greece and Turkey. These islands are being flooded by refugees from Syria and Afghanistan with thousands arriving every day. The infrastructure of the island is not able to provide for such a large number of people and impromptu refugee camps are springing up all over the place.
There is little or no medical care available to these people while the need for this is increasing daily. Our team will provide First Aid and pre-hospital care as well as carry out a medical needs assessments which will be shared with other humanitarian aid organisations.
Disaster Medics is an entirely voluntary organisation. We’re based in Ireland but operate worldwide. All our volunteers have internationally recognised qualifications. In recent past we have deployed teams to the Philippines and Nepal following disasters there.
In order to cover the operational costs of this deployment we need your support! All donations will be spend on medical supplies and such things as local accommodation for the team. We do not use funds to pay for overheads which don't have anything to do with providing aid!