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Refugee Health Care

Around the world, even right at this moment, families are being forced to flee their homes to escape violence and war. Refugees who survive treacherous journeys into neighboring countries are often injured, sick, or on the brink of starvation when they finally reach crowded settlements across the border.

Your compassionate support is what makes it possible for Medical Teams International to break barriers to refugee health care by providing health screenings, medicine, medical supplies, and trauma counseling for refugees who have endured unimaginable horrors. 

How are we responding?

Refugees face overwhelming challenges. In addition to battling the scars of war and trauma, there is great need for basic medical services within displacement camps.

We provide life-saving care in many ways:

  • Preventing and treating communicable diseases, including malaria, diphtheria, cholera, and acute respiratory infections
  • Providing immunizations
  • Treating malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in young children and new mothers
  • Mental health services for those who have experienced unimaginable horrors

Displacement: the new 21st Century Crisis

There are more displaced people now than ever before. A study by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) found that there are more than 65 million displaced people in the world today--surpassing the previous high during WWII. Figure source: UNHCR, 2017
Thousands of refugees from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo live in camps in Uganda after escaping brutal violence in their home countries.

How will you respond?