Since 2014 our field clinic volunteers have provided basic healthcare services and emergency relief to the population at Bajed Kandala camp and others in need.
Field centre and health clinic
The field centre at Bajed Kandala camp is the heart of our work. Except for being a medical clinic it has grown into a field centre with space for other activities such as education for the youth, and different kind of empowering activities for genocide survivors.
In 2014 we started giving health care to over 15 000 IDP:s (Internally Displaced Persons) in one small cabin – Today our primary health care clinic has evolved to a fully working field health care clinic with several cabins. A hard-working team of volunteer medics and other professions are running the field centre daily.
The health care clinic is one of our first projects and was built piece by piece through kind donations. As an example of how important the clinic has become to the inhabitants of the camp we can proudly state that a total number of 21,886 patients had been taken care of by our dedicated team of medics during Jan 1st to Jun 1st in 2016 only according to our patient register.
All medical and non-medical activities arise from crowdfunding.
Emergency Relief & Mobile Team
We go wherever medical help is needed in Kurdistan, be it an emergency or a doctor’s check up. Our mobile team of volunteer medics from the field centre are always ready leave with packages of medicines and medical equipment for people need.
In 2017 the Kurdish city Kermanshah in Iran, was hit by a devastating earthquake. Our mobile team gathered aid and went to the border between Iraq and Iran close to the city to give emergency help.
When Rojava, a Kurdish area in Northeastern Syria, was hit by attacks launched from Turkey in 2019, our mobile team crossed the borders several times to do aid missions. Aid packages containing first aid kits, drugs and winter jackets for children were distributed around villages in Rojava.
Our medical team had already been in the field of humanitarian crisis when the 2014 Yazidi Genocide took place. With experience from previous emergency relief field work at refugee camps Domiz and Kawergosk (in the Kurdish region of Iraq, KRI) as well as our work with IDP:s from Mosul, our team despite the lack of statistics about the ongoing crisis, concluded that there were a large number of different health-related problems among the Yazidi IDP:s.
Therefore our aim at that time became to provide primary health care for the Yazidi IDP:s in one of the worse off camps in the area, and to implement preventive health care specifically for IDP:s in the Duhok province in KRI.
Please support our work
Our activities include emergency relief, healthcare, education, women’s empowerment, civil society support and rehabilitation for genocide survivors. Please support our work by making a donation. All amounts are deeply appreciated. Thank you!