Please take a look at this article from the Greatest Hits Radio website. Tracey and I were interviewed by Natalie last week and we are grateful to her for the story.
It is entirely understandable that media outlets are focusing on the evolving situation in Ukraine, it is a devastating emergency that is causing a massive humanitarian crisis. That said, it is worth remembering that Doctors Without Borders is currently operating in over 70 countries globally.
There is famine and a significant measles outbreak in Afghanistan, conflict and displacement of populations in South Sudan, post Cyclone health care crisis in Madagascar and a 7 year – ongoing conflict in Yemen with the Saudi led coalition frequently targeting civilians and MSF supported healthcare facilities.
The need is immense and can feel overwhelming. Part of being overwhelmed is a feeling of helplessness, ‘what can I do, I want to help but I can only spare a couple of quid and that’s not going to do anything!’ This is absolutely wrong. Your couple of quid can turn into medication and medical equipment very quickly.
£5.95 = 100 surgical caps
£3 = 312 Ibuprofen tablete
£10 = 21 measles vaccines
£1 = an oxygen mask
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