As a result of the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, millions of people have been forced to flee their homes. Many of these people have risked their lives to travel across the Aegean Sea to the European continent to seek refuge. The coast of Greece is often the first port of arrival. At the height of the crisis, over 5,000 people were arriving in Greece daily. So far, 21,000 migrants have been registered for asylum; 36,000 have not.
The Oinoyfta camp, set up in April on the premises of an abandoned factory, is designed to host up to 2,000 refugees. Currently, there are tents and inside living quarters for 600 refugees, and with more in-construction. The camp is home to mostly Afghan refugees, fleeing war and persecution from the Taliban. Many of the residents have been waiting in Oinoyfta camp for over 10 months as their asylum claims are processed. Families continue to arrive at the camp seeking shelter and food on a regular basis. Unfortunately, there is no sign of the crisis easing in the near future.
Adventist Help is a medical clinic operating in the Oinoyfta camp. Our team provides medical services for all residents at the camp and run a 24/7 on-call medical service incase of emergencies.
It is our hope in 2017 to grow our service by offering a dental clinic for residents. We have seen a growing number of patients presenting with painful, but curable dental problems. Currently, we are unable to treat these patients.
To enable us to establish the dental clinic, we need the help of donors. Any contribution you are able to make, big or small will be gratefully received.
Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like us to provide you with further information.
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