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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 many challenges. In addition to battling the scars of displacement, war, and trauma, there is great need for basic health services within camps.

We target several important services:

  • Control of communicable diseases, including malaria, diarrhea, acute respiratory infections and cholera
  • Immunizations
  • Malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in vulnerable populations
  • Psychosocial services
  • Disaster preparedness and risk reduction

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 60 million displaced people-- surpassing the previous high during WWII.
Thousands of refugees are living in camps in Uganda after escaping brutal violence in their home countries.

How will you respond?