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From architect to rescuer

Vaios saw what was going on around him and knew he just had to help

Increasing refugee population

Essential service needs|Psychosocial support|Hygeine promotion

In the first nine months of 2016 more than 300,000 people climbed into inflatable dinghies and unseaworthy boats in a desperate attempt to reach Europe. The majority are from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq - all countries beset by instability and civil war. Nearly three thousand, many of them children, died trying to make the dangerous sea crossing. International Medical Corps is working with local partners in Greece to provide medical care and other essential services to those searching for safety and stability.

Health: With support from the Start Network, International Medical Corps works with local NGO PRAKSIS to provide comprehensive primary health care through two medical teams, alongside referrals for secondary healthcare services. 

Mental health: Through our mobile medical units we have conducted more than 2,600 psychosocial support consultations over a twelve month period. In addition, more than 26 professionals and volunteers from different NGOs have been trained in psychological first aid. Working through local partners International Medical Corps also supports day care centres for children in need. 

Protection services: International Medical Corps collaborates with the Start Network to identify the protection concerns of refugees and asylum-seekers and build protection capacities of service providers.  In addition, we are developing guidelines on asylum procedures and referral services for those suffering gender-based violence. 

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: International Medical Corps is expanding programmes to provide health and hygiene promotion on a weekly basis. In addition, a team of cleaners of latrines and showers will be retained to support cleaning of WASH facilities and solid waste pickup within the sites.

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Our Impact and Work

The Psychological Toll of War

The Psychological Toll of War

The Psychological Toll of War

In collaboration with the Start Network, we're working to alleviate the situation. 

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The morning shift on Lesvos

The morning shift on Lesvos

The morning shift on Lesvos

Supporting refugees who've made the dangerous journey from countries engulfed in war

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The Architect Turned Rescuer on Lesvos

The Architect Turned Rescuer on Lesvos

The Architect Turned Rescuer on Lesvos

Vaios joined a paramedic team to provide first aid to refugees

Lenio in Leros

Bringing comfort to refugees

Bringing comfort to refugees

Comfort-giver and problem-solver

Lenio coordinates a mobile medical team supporting refugees in Greece, but her unofficial role has become much more.

A child at a consultation

Urgent support on the island of Leros

Urgent support on the island of Leros

Care for refugees

As hundreds of refugees arrive every day on the island of Leros, Greece, our medical teams with partners Praxis are there to help

Leros refugee arrivals

Two years old and on the road

Two years old and on the road

Care for refugees

For Syrian families who have made the dangerous seas to Leros, our medical teams offer care and support


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