You are Our Family

Refugees in Jordan

 

Iraqi Refugees

 

After the COVID-19 lockdown, the mobile clinic recently went back in operation and function. The clinic is implementing the restrictions and following the related instructions, which are required for the safety of everyone. We are restricting the number of patients we are receiving. Each bus is to stay between 11 and 13 patients to keep social distancing guidelines.
 

Before entering the clinic, every refugee patient has to be wearing gloves and a face mask and submit to  sanitisation.
 

Dr. Mustafa *(who is originally from Iraq) is strict about applying COVID-19 prevention measures, such as social distancing and sanitisation of all used equipment, among others.
 

The majority of the patients who visited the clinic were worried. They were so concerned and kept asking about this virus, especially since the number of cases is increasing right now after keeping a zero record for a period of time as a country. For that reason, the doctor continues to educate people about the virus, giving needed advice for seeking medical treatment if any of the suspected symptoms are found. 

 

Lina* is an Iraqi patient who came to our mobile clinic. Lina suffers from signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure (severe headache, nausea, vomiting, and mild bradycardia) also associated with bilateral abnormal visual acuity, optic nerve injection, and central retinal changes.
 

Her ophthalmologist asked her to do optical coherence tomography to have a more accurate diagnosis, but she can’t afford the needed x-ray.

 

Syrian Refugees

 

This month we met with 30 Syrian refugees. We are continuing to share with the different people and groups our Transformational Community Development (TCD) Health Education module.
 

After welcoming our visitors, Rami started talking about the importance of taking extra care with hygiene at this current time, the importance of sticking to the government's restrictions and advice, like wearing a face mask and gloves when outside homes and around a crowd of people, and always washing hands as well as using hand sanitiser, regularly. He also emphasised the importance of keeping social distance.
 

Then everyone joined the lunch outside. The weather was sunny and nice, and we all sat together. After lunch, we had dessert and talked about life. Before everyone went back home, we handed each family a food bag.  

 

Yemeni Refugees

 

We are continuing to follow up with Abia* and her sister Adara*. Abia continues to help us in our mobile clinic. She is connecting with the patients and organising them to go to the clinic.
 

The two sisters visited our office recently, asking for backpacks for the school. We gave them the backpacks, spent some time with them, and encouraged them.

  

The two sisters expressed how they feel toward us by saying, "You are our family. You support, help, and never forget us, even in the hard days. Thank you."
 

 

Thank you,

 

Rami

GHNI Assistant National Field Leader

*For the purpose of safety and wellbeing, “Dr. Mustafa,” “Lina,” “Abia,”  and “Adara” are pseudonyms for individuals being helped by this project.

 

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