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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a global humanitarian network of 80 million people that helps those facing disaster, conflict and health and social problems. It consists of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Since March 2016, Hellenic Red Cross (CRH) has been working together with the Spanish Red Cross (CRE), other National Societies and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in the Ritsona and Skaramagas camps, in the Region of Attica, Greece.
Since January 2017, there has been a drastic reduction in the population of refugee camps in northern Greece, leaving these settlements and moving to other areas. Many of them have left the country in several ways, but most of them have moved to urban areas looking for accommodation in better conditions and to try to find some means of subsistence …
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FIRST AID TRAINING IN WELCOMMON SHELTER

Mobile Unit team performed a First Aid Training to Welcommon for french speakers beneficiaries on September 20th.

The objective of the activity was to train the participants on basic knowledge of immediate, adequate and provisional care provided to injured or sick people before being cared for in a care center with the following priorities:
1. Conserve Life
2. Avoid physical and psychological complications
3. Helping recovery
4. Ensure the transfer of the victims to a care center

Next First Aid training for Farsi speakers in Welcommon will be performed the 4th of October at 11:00h.

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FIRST AID TRAINING IN MULTIFUNCTIONAL CENTER FOR REFUGEES - HELLENIC RED CROSS (MFC - HRC)

Mobile Unit team in collaboration with Maria Gotsoulia (MFC Psychologist) provided a First Aid Training to MFC arabic speaker users on the 25th of August.

Maria Gostoulia performed the Psychological First Aid training and Mobile Unit team performed the Medical First Aid training.

The activity had 13 participants who could practice what they have learned during the training.

In the following weeks, other First Aid trainings will be organized in MFC for Farsi and French speakers.



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EHS HAND WASHING HEALTH PROMOTION ACTIVITY

EHS team developed a Health Promotion Activity about hand washing for children that came to the Pediatric Primary Health Center for a routine health check and vaccines on the 24th of August.
8 children from Mosaico House participated in the activity.


Next "Hand Washing" health promotion activity will take place on the 30th of August at the EHS.

If you are interested in participating in Health Promotion Activities performed in the EHS contact us: +30 213 206 8992
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MOBILE UNIT HEALTH PROMOTION ACTIVITY IN MOSAICO HOUSE

Red Cross Mobile Unit developed an informative session about lice in Mosaico House on the 18th of August.
The aim of the Health Promotion Activity was to provide basic knowledge about detection, treatment and prevention of head lice infestations to all beneficiaries of the Mosaico House.
Two different groups were performed, one for Arabic speakers (with Mobile Unit Arabic interpreter support) and one for Farsi speakers (with the collaboration of Mosaico House Farsi interpreter). In total, 21 people participated in the activity.
Children also participated in the activity painting some drawings related to lice.

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MOBILE UNIT HEALTH PROMOTION ACTIVITY IN WELCOMMON: PERSONAL HYGIENE

13 children from Welcommon have enjoyed the Personal Hygiene Health Promotion Activity carried out by Red Cross Mobile Unit Team in collaboration with Welcommon staff on the 11th of August.

The aims of the activity are:
To inform children about benefits of personal hygieneTo encourage good personal hygiene practices and healthy habitsTo improve health and well-being of the individual and the communityTo prevent the onset and development of diseasesTo facilitate interpersonal relationshipsTo contribute to the formation of a positive self-image
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MOBILE UNIT HEALTH PROMOTION ACTIVITY IN MFC: HEAT WAVE MANAGEMENT
Last Thursday 3rd of August took place the "Heat wave Management" health promotion activity in the Multifunctional Center for Refugees (MFC) for Arabic speakers. Extreme heat or heat wave is a period of unusual and uncomfortable hot weather that could negatively affect human health. The aim of this activity is to increase awareness about health risks and prevention and management of possible health hazards related to heatwave.

Next "Heat wave Management" health promotion activity will be: Thursday 10th ofAugust 11:00h For Farsi speakers Multifunctional Center for Refugees (MFC) Kapodistriou 2, Athens Everyone interested is invited to participate!
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MOBILE UNIT DAY 1

Red Cross Mobile Unit started providing it services on the 13th of July at the Multifunctional Center for Refugees from Hellenic Red Cross (HRC), Kapodistriou 2, Athens. Our Mobile Unit give us the opportunity to move from one site to the other, transporting our team, furniture, medical material and the medication needed to provide Basic Health Care services in different urban areas of Athens. In this occasion, the Multifunctional Center for Refugees from HRC facilitated us the proper space to set up our Mobile Unit in order to provide our services to the community.

Mobile Unit wil be in the MFC every Thursday from 9:00h to 13:45h.

For appointments: +30 210 514 0440