Although the refugee crisis is no longer front page news, there are still thousands of people who rely on Doctors of the World to provide healthcare.

Our volunteers and staff are there treating people from the beaches of Italy and Greece, to the camps in Bulgaria and northern France.

No one should suffer or die because they can't access medical care

£10 could pay for a basic hygiene kit for a refugee, which includes basic toiletries such as toothpaste and soap. 

£52 could cover the costs of accommodation and food for a volunteer doctor working in a refugee camp or the costs of our interpreters.

Like Kharman, a 55-year-old Londoner, who works as an interpreter in northern Greece’s refugee camps. She helps the camps’ pregnant women and new mothers explain their health problems to our volunteer medics. When a woman is referred to hospital, she heads there with them.

“We see a lot of Yazidi women who are fleeing ISIS. These are people who have lost everything,” says Kharman, a fluent Arabic speaker who moved to the UK from Iraq almost 30 years ago. “We see people who owned land and had jobs – and now they have nothing. There are women who are going to give birth soon and they don’t even have clothes for their baby.”