Medical aid in the Kurdish North of Iraq

by Steffen Richter,  2013/10/28

humedica wants to extend its already intensive help for Syrian refugees. The teams with the red vests are also going to provide medical aid and organize the distribution of relief supplies in the Kurdish North of Iraq now. After an investigation crew, humedica sent the first two long-term helpers into the autonomous Kurdish region, last weekend.

Already since the end of summer 2012, humedica has been providing directed medical aid in Lebanon. Experts talk about half a million people who have found shelter in the small neighboring country of Syria. The humedica volunteers have been providing their valuable services in more than 30 “random camps” which, in general, have grown without any infrastructure.

“We permanently have an eye on the situation in Syria and the whole region”, says humedica managing director Wolfgang Groß. “In Syria itself we can only help from time to time because of the difficult security situation, in Lebanon, our commitment has been well established, meanwhile. Now we have got the chance to extend our operation area to the North of Iraq. We are very grateful for this chance and ask you for support.”

At first, humedica is sending two experienced coordinators on-site: German-Briton Heidi Nicklin (53) has last been responsible for the help organization in Ethiopia and also 32 year-old Sven Ramones from Traunstein has already been working on different African projects as a coordinator.

Rapidly, first medical staff will follow, especially to help refugee families in the Sulaimanjya region which have not been provided for. According to UNHCR, there are nearly 200,000 refugees in the North of Iraq.

humedica is asking you for directed donations in support of these relief measures:

      humedica e. V.
      Reference “Syrian Refugees”
      Account 47 47
      Bank Code 734 500 00
      Sparkasse Kaufbeuren

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