EagleWatch – how do we provide medical help

EagleWatch – how do we provide medical help

It is always when one person is sick the whole family suffers. There are thousands of people in IDP camps and outside of them that need some sort of procedures and medical attention. More often then not they have to pay to see the doctor and families that have just gone through the war are not able to afford this. In most cases the cost of the entire procedure sums up to few thousand of Polish zlotys. Of course, every case is different. Some are more complicated, some are easy to be dealt with. We are happy that we were able to help in some of them because most of those families had no one to turn to. Two years ago we were telling you about Quassim’s case, a young boy that was diagnosed with a life threatening conditio affecting the digestive system. We have financed three medical procedures that made him feel better. Last year we have helped Khoke who injured her spine during an escape from Sinjar. We have met both of them during our visits in Iraq. Today I want you to meet another two people that have gotten better thanks to your suport. They have escaped a Sinjar massacre, now they live in the Esiyan IDP camp and need help Shamy, a 64 – years old woman is the first of them. She needen a fairly easy procedure of removing a gallbladder. 1500 PLN that was needed for the operation was far out of her reach even though she was in pain for several months. Shamy was left alone when her husband died and her...
Every story is different. Every story is simillarly saddening.  – EagleWatch in Iraq

Every story is different. Every story is simillarly saddening. – EagleWatch in Iraq

Every time I go to Iraq I can count on new experiences. Every time I come back home, I get there with millions of thoughts. Maybe it is because I have gotten to understand the situation a lot better? Maybe I get more and more attached to people we help? The main puropse of this trip was to gather materials for a book about those who have survived. I was supposed to help to find those people. How do they live? Do they manage to get o with their lives? It was the most difficult task I have ever had there. Natalia and Tatiana have gone to Iraq with me. The book I have mentioned will be available on the market in few months. It will be Natalia’s first book. Tatiana, a photographer was capturing all of those moments. You can see her works here.   W have started off as we did last time, from visiting an educational centre in Khanke. We have been fundrising for them since July. In case you do not know what the centre is all about, please read up all about it here (polish version only). I have given some of the funds to the director. It will help to keep the centre up and running. I have also decided to figure out what the centre needs the most. They do not need much and our monthly support is enough to get them through each month. They even plan to admitt more students in the nearest future. And it is because we are providing them with ongoing suppport. In IDP camp in Khanke...