Letter from doctor Dimitar Anakiev about the need for support at the Bosnian/Croatian border.
Submitted to Enough is Enough.
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From June 2018 medical health care of refugees and migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina became exclusive field of political struggle. More than 10.000 people that are stuck in B&H are deprived by authoritarian politics for the right of primary health care. They live in miserable condition far under the the level of hygiene minimum, two third have all kind of skin infection, more than 15% have scabies, one third are wounded mostly being beaten by Croatian police and all other illness are presented including often stomach troubles and diarrhea. On 10th August one third of refugees and migrants in wild camp Trnovi in Velika Kladuša had diarrhea, more than two third was not able to eat lunch and dinner. Now cold days are coming with possibilities of epidemic respiratory infections.
For all that reasons a group of activists-volunteers-medical workers from June 2018 try to organize alternative medical health care in Bosnian Frontier even we face police pressure and obstacles. Until now we did it using own sources but these are limited. We need your solidarity and support.
What are our needs in organizing alternative healthcare for migrants and refugees in Bosnian Frontier? Before all that is vehicle for transportation and clinic. We would like to borrow one second hand Renault Traffic or similar vehicle if possible. Second, we need monetary support for regular buying drugs. Drugs in Bosnia are relatively cheap. Benzil-benzoat we use for scabies about 20-30 a week cost about 5 EUR one bottle. It is half price than in Slovenia but it is 100-150 EUR each week only one medicine. That is why each single donated euro is precious for us. Thank you for your support.
Dimitar Anakiev, MD
Medical Coordinator volonteer
S.O.S. Bosnian Frontier
Name of the bank: Gorenjska Banka d.d.
Account holder: Dimitar Anakiev
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