Suffering and safety in Kurdistan
“People are suffering” states Dr. Kalim a UK based general practitioner treating refugees in Kurdistan. The general lack of medication of all types is hindering the care and treatment of those already living in the most difficult of circumstances.
The influx of additional refugees in a system already strained by too many people for the existing resources have seriously caused a medication availability crisis. It is at a crucial point where all medications are needed and people are not receiving the medication they require. The financial problems being experienced due to war has genuinely created a medication shortfall and all humanitarian donations are needed and most welcomed.
Dr. Kalim also addresses his feelings toward the safety and security of working and staying in Kurdistan. He makes no mistake about his safety saying, “the day I landed I felt absolutely no danger of any sort” and continues speaking about having no fear of danger and seeing a peaceful environment. His parting words are, “Don’t be afraid and come to Kurdistan.”
In the middle of war torn areas Kurdistan has managed to be a safe beacon and hope shines bright from the people who have been there to accept those internally displaced people and refugees from neighboring countries and communities.