Looking back on our medical mission in Moldova
Last March, after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, we started providing medical assistance in Moldova, in the border town of Otaci. With our mobile clinic, our team was ready to offer help to people crossing the border.
In recent weeks, the number of refugees from Ukraine that crossed the border in Otaci decreased. Local organizations are able to handle the demand for medical care on their own again. Therefore, we have paused our medical mission in Moldova for now.
Before we left, we gave a first aid course to local social workers and psychologists. This way they can continue to provide first aid when we are away. We are glad to have been able to contribute to the local health care system in this way.
Most of the medication and other goods we had in stock we could donate to the local hospital and other aid organizations. Due to the war, the supply of goods is very difficult. Our donation was therefore very welcome. The remaining medication has been stored in our mobile clinic, somewhere in the region. This way, we can restart our mission in Moldova if the situation changes.
In the coming period, we will continue to focus on our other projects. Besides our missions on Lesbos, we are working hard on our recently started projects in the Polish city of Krakow and in Athens, where we will soon welcome our first volunteers.
We are extremely grateful to all the team members who have been working with us in Moldova. Setting up a new mission is truly pioneering and requires a lot of flexibility. Thanks to our great team, we were able to be ready with medical assistance even in this hectic situation.