October 31, 2019

"When I came here to this new country, I was experiencing so much pain in my chest that I thought I was having a heart attack. I got emotional very easily. I had sleeping problems, heart palpitations and often felt sad. Whenever I thought or heard about stories from pa...

September 20, 2019

"During August, we experienced an extremely high influx of refugee arrivals to Lesvos Island. Despite the slight decline this month, our new arrival area is still incredibly busy. Greek staff were not prepared for this critical situation, and are struggling to manage....

August 11, 2019

Dear friend,

Happy Eid Al-Adha 2019! Today, thousands of people in refugee camps across Greece will be celebrating this 'second Eid' to commemorate the day God tested Ibrahim’s devotion by requesting he sacrificed his son Ismael, before stopping Ibrahim and instead gi...

*Disclaimer: this account includes descriptions of injuries and police violence, which may be distressing for some readers.

It has been almost four years since my very first humanitarian medical expedition to Lesvos, and the haunting images I faced there will not lay to...

April 23, 2019

Since September 2018, Kitrinos Healthcare has been working seven days per week in Camp Moria, the largest and most notorious camp on the island of Lesvos. We are the only medical actors operating on weekends in both Moria and Kara Tepe refugee camps, so Saturdays and S...

April 5, 2019

I was asked by Dr Siyana Mahroof-Shaffi to assume the senior physician role for the Kitrinos clinic in Moria Camp in Lesvos for the time I was there, and I also served as a mentor for the younger physicians there.

The Kitrinos clinic in Camp Moria does a fantastic job o...

February 15, 2019

*Disclaimer: text may be upsetting for some readers

Having worked with Kitrinos Healthcare in 2017 in Thessaloniki, in January of this year I returned as a volunteer GP to work in Moria Camp on the island of Lesbos. In 2017, the refugees were mainly from Syria, includin...

February 1, 2019

*Content Warning: Please note that this text includes mentions of torture and rape, which may be distressing for some readers. 

It is the end of a long day in the Kitrinos clinic, and I am tired. A family bring a two year old to the clinic who is unwell and breathing fa...

November 23, 2018

This is an excerpt from the diary of one of our doctors who worked with us in one of the world's most notorious refugee camps.

WARNING: Please be aware that the following text discusses FGM, abduction, rape and mutilation, which readers may find distressing.

(Note: a mor...

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Hannah shares her thoughts on her time volunteering with Team Kitrinos.

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