The gift of healthcare for children

Abdul was just 13 when he arrived in the UK in the back of a lorry. He escaped war in Afghanistan: his father and brother were killed by the Taliban, and Abdul was next.  When Abdul came to us, he still didn’t know the outcome of his asylum application. He’d been living in the streets for four years and was struggling to find his feet in the UK: nightmares, flashbacks, and unimaginable stress.  It is incredibly scary and traumatic to be so far away from home at such a young age. Abdul was so scared of his surroundings that it took him a long time to open up. When he fell from a bench in the park whilst asleep, Abdul was so afraid of being reported to the police that he left the hospital despite his head injury.  We were able to register Abdul with a GP and refer him on for other help. Too many children are alone in the UK with no access to health care or support.  This Christmas, you can make sure Abdul and others get the care they need by generously giving today. For Abdul’s appointment with one of our volunteer GPs the costs stack up as follows:  Translation for one hour @90p per minute: £54  Travelcard for transport to and from the clinic: £10  Prescription for drugs: £9 Please give what you can. The post The gift of healthcare for children appeared first on Doctors of the World.
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