BBeeBus

Rizwan and Atif

 

The BumbleBee Bus

Otherwise known as the Medical Bus, inspired by The Mobile Kitchen Bus from Feeding Humanity, is a mobile clinic that offers free medical care to refugees.  The BBeeBus project was started by two men from London, Rizwan Shamim and Atif Jaleel.

Since 2011, more than 6.6 million Syrians have sought safety in neighbouring countries. Syria’s civil war is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population have been killed or forced to flee their homes.

Many of those who crossed the border into Turkey have tried to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea into Greece, hoping to find a future for their families. Some have made it, others have not. Although the Greek authorities have provided basic needs, many are now living in makeshift camps with no access to essential medical treatment and are in danger of further disease and illness

The BumbleBee Bus is a mobile clinic that offers free medical care to refugees, especially to those who are too sick to travel or too poor to afford it elsewhere. Fully equipped with a hospital
bed, medicines and blood and heart monitoring machines, the BumbleBee Bus provides essential medical assistance to people, some of whom carry wounds suffered during the bombing of their homes.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Most of the 54,000 refugees in Greece see no prospect of returning home, with increasing number of borders closing every day. Forced to stay in temporary camps having endured living rough in the open, many children now require treatment for simple conditions.

You can donate directly to this project using the link below:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/aid

For more information on the BBeeBus, visit their website here.

 

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