Medical Team

Medical Teams

Boat Refugee Foundation has been active on Lesvos with a medical team and a pss team since September 2015. This team consists of doctors and nurses. We offer medical assistance in transit camps. In light of the dramatic situations involving multiple resuscitations, we have perfected and professionalised the urgent medical care. This is done in close co-operation with several other stable and reliable parties. Our team has proven to be of considerable value in co-ordinating emergency situations.

The most common medical issues with adults and children are: hypothermia, dehydration, shock, injuries on feet and legs, diabetes, skin infections and lung problems.

We co-operate with UNHCR, Doctors without Borders and Doctors of the World. We align our plans with them and seek co-operation wherever possible.


A group of approximately 200 vulnerable refugees who arrived on Lesvos before the EU/Turkey deal stay in Caritas Hotel/ Silver Bay. These refugees include families, the ill, the disabled and the elderly. Each afternoon, the medical team provides medical help and refers to hospitals/specialists where needed. Every evening and night is the medical team present in Camp Moria to provide the needed (emergency) aid.

The problems vary from acute till semi-acute. Due to the EU/Turkey deal, the refugees are staying a lot longer in the camps on Lesvos. As a consequence, our work involves more often chronic care and/or treatment.

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