Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees

by Lesvos Solidarity
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
Greetings from Pikpa Camp LeSol
Greetings from Pikpa Camp LeSol

Where have we been up to so far

Since 2016 Lesvos Solidarity (LeSol) has been actively supporting the vulnerable refugee population that arrives in the island of Lesvos. LeSol aims to inspire society and to expand its solidarity model which promotes equality, trust, respect for each other and for the environment, creativity, empowerment and active participation. Apart from supporting shelter for the refugees in need, LeSol also offers on-site medical care, free psychological and psychosocial support, legal support, transportation, food, clothing, hygiene products and other NFIs, as well as integration and vocational training. Currently, LeSol operates in PIKPA camp, Mosaik and in Asklipios. 

We are supporting people suffering serious medical and mental conditions (PTSD, depression, anxiety) victims of torture and violence, large families with children, pregnant women, newborns, LGBTQI+, lone women and men, and victims of shipwrecks who lost loved ones at sea. LeSol also offers integration and vocational training for both the refugees and the local community. These workshops allow refugees to learn and share new skills, work alongside the locals and participate in the life of the community. The workshops that support these activities are the Safe Passage-Bags workshop, the Humade upcycling workshop as well as various language and IT and classes that are held in Mosaik.

We always fight to find new ways to break the fear and xenophobia and create bridges supporting both locals and refugees as we did from the first moment of Lesvos Solidarity operation, in order to keep the refugee population of PIKPA safe during their staying on the island from attacks by far right organisations. We are trying our best to keep PIKPA a safe space for its residents. Since the previous years we are facing a constant rise of the xenophobic. In February, along with other solidarity organisations and individuals, volunteers of Lesvos Solidarity were attacked and our vehicle used to transfer refugees to hospitals and clinics was vandalised. Even one of our founding members, Efi Latsoudi, was personally targeted by far-right perpetrators, and she bravely took her attackers to court and won the case!

In March of 2020 we had another threat to overcome, this time affecting the health of our residents and the local community. It was the Coronavirus pandemic which took the world by surprise, as no
one was prepared for the magnitude of it . As Pikpa camp hosts the most vulnerable refugees and families with children, we had to respond to the urgent needs arising from a potential COVID-19 outbreak in our local community. In order to protect the residents of the camp and the locals we have created isolation shelters in case that people are affected by COVID-19 and follow the national suggested guidelines.

In the meantime, we are pleased to announce our collaboration and partnership with UNICEF in order to accommodate 30 unaccompanied minors from Moria camp, where their life and protection has reached the highest risk in the overpopulated Moria camp, not only by violence but also from the pandemic. This emergency fund covers the 80% of the program expenses regarding the very basic needs of the minors, but we decided to develop a full services shelter with high standards of safety and security as well as educational and cultural activities for the minors. We believe that a safe and creative environment is necessary for children that have experienced Moria camp and the healing transitional period before their transfer to the mainland or their reunification with their families is very crucial.

We are truly grateful for your contribution to the cost of providing medical care and assistance to Pikpa’s residents. Our on-site nurse at the moment is Manolis, who used to be a volunteer at LeSol and is now at full time capacity to our camp thanks to your support. He is providing our beneficiaries with the medical care they need in the spirit of solidarity, dignity and love. Manolis is giving his best everyday treating the residents of Pikpa camp, whose population increased the last few months, so the need for an additional nurse is now a reality. Additionally, with your generous contribution through this campaign we were able to employ two additional full time nurses in order to accommodate the needs of the minors and of the rest Pikpa’s residents. We are counting on your kind support that allows us to continue providing medication, vaccinations, appointments with clinics for important tests and treatment, transportation to public hospitals and public medical clinics, as well as to fund the salaries of our medical team.

The past months have been truly demanding for us and we were forced to adapt and strengthen our operations so we can continue to provide to our beneficiaries the same level of services as we always do. For the strength that we gather by your support and your active solidarity towards us, we thank you!

 

Medical Expenses

Since our last report on GlobalGiving, with your amazing support we have collected the amount of $2,065.84, that was used to cover the medical costs of the services needed for the vulnerable refugees of our camp.

With your help we have hosted the following population. The following data on our beneficiaries are from March 2019 to June 2020.

We truly hope that this brief report gave you a clear insight to our operations. Your generous donations are making our dream of providing dignified accommodation and care to refugees in need, a reality.

Once again, the whole team of LeSol would like to thank each one of you and the GlobalGiving Platform for the support and solidarity you are showing us. Thanks to all of you we are able to protect and take care of the vulnerable refugee children and adults in the island of Lesvos.

 

With our kind regards,

The Team of Lesvos Solidarity

The Dome- Pikpa Camp - LeSol
The Dome- Pikpa Camp - LeSol
Welcome to Pikpa Camp - LeSol
Welcome to Pikpa Camp - LeSol
COVID 19 Measures - ISOboxes - LeSol
COVID 19 Measures - ISOboxes - LeSol
Age Groups - Pikpa Camp - LeSol
Age Groups - Pikpa Camp - LeSol
Nationalities and Gender of Pikpa Residents- Lesol
Nationalities and Gender of Pikpa Residents- Lesol
Types of Vulnerabilities of Pikpa Residents- LeSol
Types of Vulnerabilities of Pikpa Residents- LeSol
Medical Vulnerabilities of Pikpa Residents - LeSol
Medical Vulnerabilities of Pikpa Residents - LeSol

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Project Report: Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees

27 December 2018 – 28 February 2019

Introduction

Lesvos Solidarity (LeSol) has developed multiple projects in order to support the most vulnerable refugees in Lesvos. LeSol is functioning according to the principles of solidarity, empowerment and active participation. We aim in building a new way of being together, embedded in local society. Before everything else, we want to create environments where people can find dignity, love, safety and respect.

Our beneficiaries include people who suffer from serious medical conditions, victims of torture and violence, large families with children, pregnant women, newborns, LGBTI, lone women and men, and victims of shipwrecks who lost loved ones at sea.

LeSol offers services such as: housing support (including furniture, electrical goods and homeware), on site medical care, psychosocial and legal support, transportation, food items for those who need it, seasonal clothes, onsite laundry service, cleaning and hygiene products and other NFIs. With the help of long-term volunteers we also run daily activities for children and adults including language support classes, sport activities and arts and crafts.

The onsite medical team consists of a full-time senior nurse - Gewrgia and a full- time junior nurse - Manolis, this team provides to LeSol beneficiaries with the medical care they need in the spirit of solidarity, dignity and love.

Our campaign “Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees” in GlobalGiving platform allowed us to partly fund our junior nurse - Manolis for one month and providing an essential support to the vulnerable residents of Pikpa camp in Lesvos island.

LeSol Junior Nurse

Manolis, our new LeSol Medical team junior nurse grew up in Lesvos and he was a volunteer with Lesvos Solidarity after finishing his studies. He is responsible for giving information according to the needs of the new beneficiaries as well as tips on hygiene rules. Additionally, he supports the medical administration and monitors the medical needs of LeSol beneficiaries, books new appointments with multiple health care providers (doctors, physicians etc.), communicates with doctors and other nurses for new cases, provides first aid services, escorts patients in Lesvos clinics and in the Public Hospital and supervises medicines stock and make new orders.

Medical Expenses

Moreover, we managed to cover the expenses of a part of LeSol’s in medical needs such as medicines for common flue, heart patience treatment, vaccinations for children as well as MRI tests and doctor/ health specialist visits.

In Table 1 (see attachements) you can see the amounts of the medical costs per month as well as the amount of donation used for those expenses. 

Population data for December 2018 to February 2019

Three tables (see attachements:Table 2,3,4) with the population data for age groups by gender with the total for each age group per month and one table (Table 5) visualizing LeSol medical department beneficiaries vulnerability data..

Once again LeSol would like to thank our donors and GlobalGiving Platform for the support we were able to offer to vulnerable refugee children and adults in the island of Lesvos.

I hope this report gives you an overview of how much you have supported us. Please feel free to contact us for any further information you might need.

With our kind regards,

Team of Lesvos Solidarity

Financial data
Financial data

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Lesvos Solidarity

Location: Mytilini - Greece
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Lesvos Solidarity
Mytilene, Greek Greece
$6,593 raised of $70,000 goal
 
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