Along the route across the Western Balkans there are several of these temporary tent camps for refugees. Photo: humedica/Johannes Peter
humedica sends doctors to Serbia
Because of the worsening situation, the conclusions made by a reconnaissance team and a precise demand by the UNHCR, humedica has decided to send an experienced team of doctors to Serbia. The helpers’ team of six is going to leave by two vehicles and by plane, tomorrow Friday.
Their aim is to provide systematic medical help and probably also to distribute urgently needed goods, later on. The humedica team disposes of material and medical items, which are enough for the first treatment of about 3,000 patients.
“The situation for thousands of refugees is really dramatic and has even worsened during the last hours”, declares humedica managing director, Wolfgang Groß. “Thanks to the good work done by our reconnaissance team, which has been in the region for one week already, and encouraged by a precise demand by the UNHCR we have decided to provide practical help.”
A medical team of six is going to set out from Bavaria to Serbia on Friday. Four of the six helpers are leaving with two very well equipped vehicles and will reach the Serbian destination Horgos via Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. Two other field staff members are going to start from Allgäu Airport Memmingen and will pass the frontier via Belgrade.
Given the continually changing situation, Horgos is meant to be the first destination; at the current state of knowledge, further places of action will very probably be determined, for example at the Serbian-Croatian border.
The team consists of the future doctor and coordinator, Sebastian Alles (30, Münster), coordinator Peter Stolz (54, Belgweilser), the nurses Heike Faßbender (51, Wermelskirchen) and Bernd Gisch (54, Vechelde), as well as general practitioners Dr. Christian Scholber (52, Hannover) and Leo Oks (58, Hildesheim).