Human Appeal increases aid for refugees in southern Europe
Human Appeal is increasing its work across southern Europe to continue saving the lives of refugees.
Over the coming weeks, the charity plans to distribute a mobile medical clinic, thousands of sleeping bags, food packs and hygiene kits in Lesvos, Greece, while in Macedonia, thousands of scarves, blankets and hundreds of children’s boots are also set for delivery.
“Coming here was one of the best decisions of my life. So many lives have been engraved in my memory, people who are in desperate need of basic help,” says Dr Nahla Eleraky, a doctor working with Human Appeal, who came with her husband from Birmingham to treat refugees.
“All they’re asking for is some safety and dignity for them and their loved ones.”
As the situation shows no signs of abating and more refugees arrive into Europe, more aid and donations are needed. Human Appeal are appealing for the public to support the work of charities working in Europe to provide urgent assistance to those in dire need.
“Many refugees arrive severely dehydrated, some with extensive heat burns across their chests and backs, friction burns between their legs, blisters cover the bottom of their feet and some are much worse off,” Dr Nahla says.
“The tears of happiness that the refugees shed upon arrival into Greece are quickly wiped away in preparation for the journey ahead,” she adds.