In August we were unable to send you the newsletter so we apologize and update the information on what is happening in Chios (and in the Mediterranean). During these last two months, the comrades in Chios have continued to give their best to bring dignified medical care to the refugee camp. Unfortunately, we continue to denounce that the vast majority of cases are caused by poor living conditions. Thus, we serve many people with gastroenteritis, scorpion stings or rat bites and, in addition, sca [...]
The Chíos team is working with a very high level of demand, with days in which up to 100 patients pass through the clinic. Vial's poor conditions make many sick with unusual ailments such as scabies, ringworm, impetigo, etc. The countryside is still overcrowded and, although people have been transferred to the continent, living conditions are terrible. In general, 33,000 people live in this type of facility on the Aegean islands as of July. In Vial there are approximately 4,300 people. UNHCR has [...]
AITA MARI-Maydayterraneo After 49 days of blocking in Palermo, Aita Mari was finally able to release the moorings and return to Pasaia. In this way, on July 9, it entered the mouth of the Gipuzkoan port. This voyage does not mean that Italy has lifted the veto on navigation on the ship. The transalpine country has given us a pass-through (a safe conduct) to return to our base port and proceed to carry out the repairs and improvements that it requires from us in its technical inspection. In this [...]
Despite the difficulties generated by covid19, efforts continue on the island to carry out decent medical treatment. This May it reached the symbolic figure of 100 volunteer teams that have passed through Chios. Thanks to this effort, 50 to 70 people a day continue to be served on the ground. We are following the cases that due to the symptoms it is suspected that they may be infected with covid19. As of today, there are approximately 80 people in follow-up, although none is diagnosed because te [...]
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