Starvation, destroyed dwellings and livelihoods, no access to medical care, persecution and fear of death – the reasons for flight are manifold, yet always precarious. 65.6 million people around the world had to leave their homes and most of them also their families – more than ever before! Hoping to return to their homeland soon, almost 84 percent of all refugees find shelter in countries with geographical proximity and often a low to middle income.
OUR MISSION FOR REFUGEES FROM SOUTHERN SUDAN
One of these countries is Uganda. The landlocked state in East Africa has meanwhile received almost one million refugees from South Sudan, with Uganda being one of the poorest countries in the world. With its policy of open borders and the allocation of land to be farmed, Uganda’s treatment of refugees is considered exemplary. The city of Moyo is located just a few kilometers from the border with South Sudan. From the city’s hospital, Cap Anamur coordinates medical care for the many refugees and Uganda’s inhabitants. We work closely together with the country’s Ministry of Health. In addition, we are currently drawing up a concept to systematically improve the situation of refugees regarding hygienic conditions, water and food supplies.
In order to be safe from the ongoing fighting in Sudan and South Sudan, some residents fled to the Nuba Mountains, a range of mountains in the South Kordofan state in South Sudan. Over there, we are managing a hospital and jointly with our six outposts, we are able to reach about 200,000 people per year and provide medical care. The area also offers protection from the ongoing military conflicts.
LIBANON MEDICAL CARE
1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon are also seeking shelter from the civil war that has been going on since 2011. Most of them live in refugee camps of different sizes all over the country, mostly without access to medical care and little financial support. Therefore, our primary objective is to provide free care for as many refugees as possible in Lebanon. Above all, we want to ensure this by regular transportation trips to medical facilities. We can reach about 3,500 patients per month and provide medical care. Our staff in Lebanon works jointly with both a government and a private hospital. In addition to transporting the refugees, we also cover the costs of their hospital stay and we provide medication for the privately-run hospital.
HELP FOR THE ROHINGYA
The Rohingya are considered one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. At the end of August 2017, unrest broke out again in Myanmar between the government army and the Muslim minority – who are not recognized as citizens in Myanmar. The majority of the population in Myanmar are Buddhists. Approximately 500,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh, where they are now residing in scanty camps. Cap Anamur is on the ground and takes care of the displaced people in the camps. Our most important goal in Bangladesh is to provide the refugees with tents, blankets, food and basic medication.
Yet, our support for the refugees does not end once the crisis has ended. Our aim is to help people return to their homes and assist them in building their livelihoods. For that reason, we need your help! Support our work with a donation.