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Sophie is a French doctor with over four years of experience as a humanitarian in Greece. She coordinated the activities of DocMobile after which she identified a great need on the island of Samos; where there are thousands of refugees but there was no medical practice.
In July 2018, Sophie started Med’EqualiTeam, opening a free clinic where she helped on average some 2.500 patients per month. The camps in Samos were home to >5,000 residents whilst only being fit to hold 650. Diseases and infections, such as scabies, are rampant in the camps.
Sophie and her team were doing an amazing job working the clinic six days a week!
However, due to the Greek pushbacks and the opening of a semi-closed refugee camp far away from town, the Med'EqualiTeam saw decreasing numbers of refugees as of July 2021. Therefore, Sophie decided to wrap up this project, which she is doing in September-October 2021.
With refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, but also from Eritrea, Somalia and Afghanistan and Africa, there was a need for translation services. On average five to eight refugees were available to provide translation services like Ahmad pictured here.
Since 2016, HAN has provided more than 80 tons emergency supplies like blankets, food and medicine, mostly donated by our partners and supported more than ten Heroes in Thessaloniki, Samos, Patras, Calais and Bosnia amongst others. HAN spends 100% of funds on its goals and are matched 50-100 fold in value (8 mio Euro’s) by donations in kind and contributions by other NGO’s.