We met Mohammed in Octobre 2015. He was one of the beneficiaries of the Reach project, an emergency intervention aimed at helping migrants landed in Greece.

June 20: World Refugee Day.

We met Mohammed in Octobre 2015. He was one of the beneficiaries of the Reach project, an emergency intervention aimed at helping migrants landed in Greece.

Nove Onlus intervened at Idomeni’s refugee camp where thousands of refugees were trapped at the Macedonian border. At that time Mohammed was a 27-year-old Syrian man on a wheelchair as he could no longer move his legs. In Siria he’s been shot by a sniper while carrying home the groceries. Together with his young wife and three daughters, he embarked on a dangerous journey to Greece with the hope of undergoing an operation to avoid permanent paralysis.

In Idomeni he could not find anyone to assist him. The family ended up living in one of the many tents of the unsanitary refugee camp where his condition worsened. He had severe pain, contracted an infection, and developed gangrene in one foot.

Nove Onlus provided him with medical treatment, food and medicine. It also moved him and his family into a decent apartment. With the help of independent volunteers, Nove Onlus continued to assist him and his family until Mohammed obtained the refugee status and moved to Germany in November 2018. He is still living there.

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