Project Report: Medical Support for Lesvos Vulnerable Refugees
27 December 2018 – 28 February 2019
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.
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