The Venezuelan refugee exodus is the worst humanitarian crisis in the southern hemisphere, second only to the Syrian catastrophe. Fifteen percent of the population – around 3.5 million people – have left the country, and it is estimated that another million or more will leave in 2020 in order to escape starvation, lack of healthcare, disease, and violence. Those crossing the border are malnourished, sick, and in desperate need.
MedGlobal has been at ground zero in Cucuta, Colombia, since April 2019 working to save lives. In 2020, with your support, MedGlobal will be able to continue its primary care services, expand its partnerships, and save more lives.
Yesmith Garay, the director of our clinic, has a warmth and management style that makes everything happen. She is assisted by Camila Perez, a superstar nurse, who runs the clinic like a well-oiled machine. Camila is compassionate and oversees more than 100 patients coming through the clinic every day. There are multiple staff members, including a dental hygienist, administrative assistants, and several Colombian doctors.
MedGlobal medical volunteers Dr. Ahmad Yousaf and Dr. Farashin Silevany traveled from the United States to treat refugees like Maria and her children, Leonel and Gelyanys, who fled Venezuela to escape starvation.
At our clinic, we are treating over 600 patients a week and we need your help to continue providing life-saving care.
This Christmas, give the gift of health care to Venezuelan refugees
- $20 to provide prenatal care to an expectant mother. Support prenatal care for 10 mothers by donating $200.
- $10 to provide health care to a child. Help 10 children by donating $100.
- $10 to provide life-saving medication for one patient. Help 10 patients by donating $100.
Your generous donation will help save the lives of Venezuelan refugees. Make a difference today.