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Syrian Refugees Needs as a Guideline for CAC teams gear
« on: March 31, 2016, 12:24:30 PM »
I have compiled some info from local voluntary organizations that are asssisting the Syrian refugess in the shelters hastily erected around Greece.
There are some interesting ideas/things needs especially concerning the kid's needs.

Since the situation closely resembles that of a mass weather destruction event, I think it can be of use.

if there is interest i can put all in a larger list, translate and post here.

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Re: Syrian Refugees Needs as a Guideline for CAC teams gear
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2016, 04:20:55 PM »
We are always looking for ways to improve the ways we help those in need.  It would be appreciated if you could compile and translate that list.  If you do not want to post it, you could PM me with it.

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Re: Syrian Refugees Needs as a Guideline for CAC teams gear
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2016, 10:44:55 PM »
once done Ferfal will reproducing it also....
Starting from that I will let you on the often lost details.

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Re: Syrian Refugees Needs as a Guideline for CAC teams gear
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 07:07:52 AM »
This sounds like a great guide to the basic needs of people...whether it is for your own needs or that of others.

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Re: Syrian Refugees Needs as a Guideline for CAC teams gear
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2016, 12:32:24 AM »
indeed...
here it is
http://www.themodernsurvivalist.com/archives/4660
unfortunately FerFal used the raw vesion of my text.

The point of studying the needed items is that the refugee situation in Greece is very alike an earthquake –or any large scale disaster- leaving thousands of people helpless.
It also speaks of the Greek state organization and preparedness level, but this I another subject

Items requested by the NGOs and volunteers for the refugee camps

First of all there were many things needed for infants and kids:
Baby food, Diapers, Strollers, Baby bottles, Feeding Bottle Sterilizer, Toys and Balls, Baby Clothes and Shoes.
Hygiene items were also asked. No need to mention anything specific, they need everything, but of note was that some asked for empty soap dispensers.

Comment: That makes the point of being able to setup a number of faucets on a 6-foot length of pipeline.
Among what the refugees were assign for was to take a bath to feel decent.

The same need for everything applies to Shelter and Bedding items, and one-use eating utensils. Regarding Blankets the Ngo were providing them with one and told them to keep them for the duration of their travel.

Regarding food, some items that were usually required were:
Condensed/Evaporated Milk, Sugar & Crackers, Snacks, Tea, Raisins, Cookies, Rusks, Nuts, Honey, Jams, and Tomato Paste.

Comment: I guess their large supplies were of basic staple foods with not much of the rest, especially breakfast items.

Then there are some noteworthy items either often required or were unexpected to see.
Rain ponchos and Wood (related to the bad weather conditions during the winter/early spring)
Bananas (seems they are a very good nutrition supplement)
Cell Chargers and Extension cords.
Drawing and Coloring items and also Balloons (the kids were overjoyed with that humble toy)

The refugees also seeked for free Wifi Access to connect home and browse for info.

Comment: While a lot of facebook pages and less often blogs were set up for the collection of items. I haven’t yet heard of any blog dedicated to the refugees needs and information.
I think it would be a good idea for a relief/volunteer team to prepare a blog ahead of time and fill it with info and links to reliable sources on the ground.

Lastly, and believe it or not, the refugees would benefit from some basic survival and bushcrafting instruction by knowledgable people on the spot. Enmassed on farm fields in Idomeni, their tents would get full of water when it rained sice no one knew that they would have to make a draining ditch.

Medicines

Eye Drops
Nasal Decongestion Sprays
Throat lozenges
Bronchodilators (Albuterol)
Steri-Strips
Tongue Depressors
Syringes (5 & 10ml)
Betadine
Paracetamol (and Cold & Flu and Cold & Cough versions)
Natural Tears
Sterile Irrigating Solution
Vitamin A Supplements
Anti-Diarrheal Drugs
Antihistaminic Creams
Baby Rash creams (zinc-oxide)
Hydrocortisone Creams
NSAID Ointments
NSAIDs
Antiemetics (Anti vomit action)
Antacid Tablets
Urinary Infections Antibiotics
Antibiotic Impregnated Gauzes
Sunburn Treatment

Ferfal there were some more drugs that I cannot know what their type is called
Buscopan – Butylscopolamine
http://www.drugs.com/international/butylscopolamine.html
Bepanthen-Panthenol
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panthenol

The medicine list is a good guide for those that want to keep a stock o emergency/disaster/preparedness medications at home.

Also here are some pics from my research that prortay vividly the situation

Idomeni from above
http://www.lifo.gr/now/greece/92341

Idomeni after the rain
http://cdn.cnngreece.gr/media/com_news/video/2015/12/04/2835/main/eidomeni.jpg
http://www.antinews.gr/media/2016/03/eikones-eksathliosis-stin-eidomeni-arrosta-brefi-kai-paidia-anoxurota-stin-broxi.JPG
http://www.protothema.gr/files/1/2016/03/08/eidomeni2.jpg
http://www.protothema.gr/Images/ImageHandler.ashx?m=AnchoredFit&f=Ly8xMC4yMDEuMTAuMjMwL3Byd2ViZGF0YS9maWxlcy8xLzIwMTYvMDMvMDgvdnJvaXNzcy5qcGc%3d&t=0&w=820&h=457&a=Center
http://www.protothema.gr/Images/ImageHandler.ashx?m=AnchoredFit&f=Ly8xMC4yMDEuMTAuMjMwL3Byd2ViZGF0YS9maWxlcy8xLzIwMTYvMDMvMDgvdnJvaXNzcy5qcGc%3d&t=0&w=820&h=457&a=Center
https://nantiareport.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp-1457699152121.jpg
http://www.anoixtoparathyro.gr/%CF%80%CE%B1%CE%B9%CE%B4%CE%B9%CE%AC-%CE%BC%CE%AD%CF%83%CE%B1-%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B7-%CE%BB%CE%AC%CF%83%CF%80%CE%B7-a%CF%80%CE%BF%CF%83%CF%84%CE%BF%CE%BB%CE%AE-%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B7%CE%BD-%CE%B5%CE%B9%CE%B4/
http://www.newsit.gr/topikes-eidhseis/Zoi-martyrio-stis-laspes-tis-Eidomenis-Xiliades-oikogeneies-prosfygon-den-exoyn-oyte-skini-gia-na-prosfylaxthoyn-FOTO-VINTEO/590149

Aid Collection
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uZt12-EBlpM/VtcYZq5P7AI/AAAAAAAAPJQ/tAha6u-JlzA/s1600/IMG_2577.JPG
http://www.merambellonews.gr/2015/10/blog-post_10.html

Map of Aid Items Collection Points
http://www.thestival.gr/media/k2/items/cache/04fdaa3f4b4ff06333869066e36be1b9_XL.jpg
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=z-9ZSW3elwWM.kxE2uqPNsUdQ&hl=en_US

In this video an older couple allowed them to take showers in their home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfRwyzAcYHY


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Re: Syrian Refugees Needs as a Guideline for CAC teams gear
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 08:20:54 AM »
Thank you, sir, for the work you did in compiling this extensive list.  We will read and evaluate everything and determine  what is feasible for our team and what we could start implementing.

Again, Thank You

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Re: Syrian Refugees Needs as a Guideline for CAC teams gear
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 02:39:40 PM »
obviously just because it happened elsewhere, it does not mean that it will happen in yuor/my case.

but the most highly reccomended item to drop in a deployment car are the Balooons!!!!!

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Re: Syrian Refugees Needs as a Guideline for CAC teams gear
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2016, 12:25:17 AM »
A small update on something I found yesterday in a radio show recording:

Underwear and Shocks!

It seems that in such improvised settlements there is limited ability to wash clothes, so there is so many days one can wear his underwear. So eventually they ahve to throw them away.
Do consider this when building your BugOut Bags and field deployment kits.

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Re: Syrian Refugees Needs as a Guideline for CAC teams gear
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2016, 04:18:54 AM »
The CAC guys are going to need a much bigger truck... ::)

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Re: Syrian Refugees Needs as a Guideline for CAC teams gear
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2016, 11:22:49 AM »
if they are to assist on medium sheltering they will, indeed.

But if they pick the items that make some difference, I do not thing that they will go further than two large plastic bins. Oone for baby items and one for OTC meds.