Last updated on 30.06.2020
What is happening?
Due to the violence incidents arising from the political instability and political causes in the Central African Republic in late 2013, thousands of people lost their lives and hundreds of thousands were forced to migrate to neighboring countries such as Cameroon, DR Congo, Congo and Chad.
What do we do?
Since the very first day of crisis, Yeryüzü Doktorları has been providing humanitarian aid in the field of health towards the people living in the refugee camps taking place especially in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, and in bordering countries such as Cameroon and Chad.
Within the period of Central African crisis, Yeryüzü Doktorları has provided primary healthcare services by the project of Shifa Clinic in PK5 district, and also aimed to cover the lack of food with Qurbani and Ramadan organizations.
Yeryüzü Doktorları has started many projects for Central African affectees, for instance, water wells have been drilled in N’Djamena, Chad. Also, Yeryüzü Doktorları has started to operate Shifa Clinic in Doyaba Refugee Camp in the region of Sarh and sent volunteer medical teams to the region. With the purpose of solving the clean water access problem, water purification tablets have been distributed to refugee camps on the border of Cameroon and Central African Republic. By this project, it was also aimed to prevent cholera and ebola epidemics in the region.
The regions where we actively continue our projects are listed below:
With the aim of finding solutions to health problems in Somalia where the access to health care services is limited, Mogadishu Refugee Health Center has started its operations in February 2019. Until May, 4,632 people have been provided primary health care services in branches of respiratory, ENT, urology, internal medicine, dermatology, nutrition.
According to United Nations’ records, more than 100 thousand of refugee migrated to Chad and started to live in refugee camps located in the southeastern part of the country. Within this project scope, Yeryüzü Doktorları first started to provide health care services in Doyaba refugee camp. Afterwards, Yeryüzü Doktorları opened a new health center in Sido refugee camp located in Chad’s Maro district in which 50 thousand of refugee resides. This refugee health center is the only place providing health care services in that region.
*2020 services are still continuing.
As of 2019 , Yeryüzü Doktorları started to provide medical nutrition treatments in Chad – Sido Refugee Health Center towards mothers and children under 5 years who suffers from malnutrition.
*2020 services are still continuing.
Yeryüzü Doktorları still provides primary health care services, medicine and malaria test support, analysis of patients at risk and medical nutrition treatments in Sido Refugee Health Center which has 60 thousand of refugee population today.
The regions of our former projects are listed below:
For the purpose of serving 20 thousand refugees sheltering in Central Mosque in the district of PK5 of Bangui, Shifa Clinic was opened in May 2014. After some renovations, a building in the center, which was used to be a city hall, was turned to a clinic, where the patients can get examined, receive inpatient treatment, take laboratory tests, and there is a pharmacy inside. Within the scope of Ramadan organization, 450 families in the region were provided hot meals.
Chad – Doyaba Health Clinic provided primary health care services with 1 doctor, 2 nurses and 1 pharmacist in the months of July – August in 2014. Along with primary health care services, medicine support was also supplied in the clinic.
Following that 65 people lost their lives to cholera epidemic in 2 months and 1,300 people was diagnosed with cholera, Yeryüzü Doktorları sent 4 thousand 730 (10 pallets) water purification kits to MBLE camp where Central African refugees reside. After a 15-hour land travel, 5 trucks of humanitarian aid supplies landed at the Yaounde Airport was delivered to MBLE camps located in Bertoua city on the border Central African Republic. In the camp where approximately 10 thousand refugees stay, the problem of clean water was solved to a large extent by virtue of those water purification tablets.
What can you do?
With little donations, you can lead to huge differences in the lives of people you have never known. Keep in mind that all the support until now have been provided with the strength coming from your goodness.