Migration Archive

Life as Paediatrician to Refugees

Ritsona, Greece - A member of the Red Cross in Ritsona refugee camp on the 17th of October 2016. Ritsona refugee camp is located near Chalkida, approximately one hour north of Athens and is housing around 600 refugees, mainly Syrians and Kurds. Socrates Baltagiannis/ IFRC

Ritsona, Greece - A member of the Red Cross in Ritsona refugee camp on the 17th of October 2016. Ritsona refugee camp is located near Chalkida, approximately one hour north of Athens and is housing around 600 refugees, mainly Syrians and Kurds. Socrates Baltagiannis/ IFRC

We recently met Belen, a Paediatrician working in Red Cross healthcare unit in Ritsona camp, close to Athens. Belen recently graduated and has always wanted to help in an international humanitarian role.     Can you tell us a little about how long have you been here and what you do?   I’m the Paediatrician. […]

How would you pass the time in a Refugee Camp?

Ritsona, Greece - Ritsona refugee camp is located near Chalkida, approximately one hour north of Athens and is housing around 600 refugees, mainly Syrians and Kourds. Socrates Baltagiannis/ IFRC

Ritsona, Greece - Ritsona refugee camp is located near Chalkida, approximately one hour north of Athens and is housing around 600 refugees, mainly Syrians and Kourds. Socrates Baltagiannis/ IFRC

Uncertain of what lies ahead, teenagers and young people in refugee camps around the world are looking for positive and constructive ways to use their time. Over the last number of months, our team have met refugees and migrants who are volunteering, setting up sport teams and learning new skills.

An Irish Red Cross Report From the Camps in Greece_Christmas 2016

Joana Ramalho from our Irish Red Cross team recently traveled to Greece to report on the conditions in camps and the challenges facing the refugees and migrants who have been living in them for nearly a a year now. In this video she made in Kordelio camp near Thessaloniki, Joana shows us how people are living.

Being pregnant during the long journey to safety

Greece. Kos. 24/10/15.
Wafa 20 years old, from Iraq is pregnant for 9 months. She just received from the Hellenic Red Cross a baby kit and a feminine kit before going to the hospital.

Greece. Kos. 24/10/15. Wafa 20 years old, from Iraq is pregnant for 9 months. She just received from the Hellenic Red Cross a baby kit and a feminine kit before going to the hospital.

Sarah and Rama are two women with one thing in common. These young ladies are either pregnant or they have given birth while on the move. How do they cope with the arduous journey? While they are waiting to be registered on the island of Kos, Sarah and Rama share their stories.

Chaos on Kos: A guest blog by Valerie Cox

Basic sanitation facilities installed by the Red Cross on the Greek island of Kos. These were greatly after the public facilities were closed. Oscar Velasco/ IFRC

Basic sanitation facilities installed by the Red Cross on the Greek island of Kos. These were greatly after the public facilities were closed. Oscar Velasco/ IFRC

RTE Radio’s Valerie Cox has been reporting back to Today with Sean O’Rourke on the situation on the Greek island of Kos. Here she shares her personal view and experiences as a guest blogger. Brian and I were fed up listening to so much talk, so little leadership that we decided to see what we […]