School of Health Sciences

Greece trip to EKO refugee camp

LESLEY WHITE (Senior Lecturer in Acute Clinical Practice) recently used annual leave to work with refuggreece-trip-to-ekoees in North Greece in a military run camp with refugees cleared from a more inclusive and organised EKO camp. The military camps are large disused barns containing rows of tents housing thousands of refugees. Conditions in hot weather can be extremely challenging.

Acute medical needs from treacherous journeys are also being replaced by more long term issues such as chronic health conditions, elderly, paediatric and maternal needs. Lesley understands there is some early negotiation between authorities and small charities to introduce community facilities such as an informal school, playgroup, clinic, and shop.

Learn more on the camp evacuation.

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Nikki Marshall • June 20, 2016


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