Our trip to Greece in September 2016 as humanitarian and medical volunteers was our first venture as a team. The team consisted of 4 nurses, a music teacher, an admin person with teacher aide and children’s ministry skills, and a Australian Italian who was living in Rome and volunteering full-time with refugees.
After having teamed with Adventisthelp in September 2016 at the Oinfyta refugee camp in Greece, we were intrigued with the story of their new project.
In January, 2017, Dr Michael John Von Horston, the founder of NGO Adventisthelp, began negotiations with the UN, UNHCR, Iraqi and Kurdish governments and health departments with a proposal to build an emergency field hospital in Northern Iraq.
The year has commenced with more urgent medical cases needing funding. Every day in the camps 25kms east of Mosul, our team member, Darya Mustafa is seeing children with shocking injuries from air strikes in Mosul, burns victims, congenital conditions and malnutrician.