A makeshift MSF hospital in a tent that was set up to treat Sudanese refugees in Chad. (MSF photo)

Save El Geneina Initiative launches field clinic for refugees in Chad

The Save El Geneina initiative, in cooperation with the Home Tax Organization, launched a field clinic in the refugee settlements in the Adré region of Chad on Saturday.

The Save El Geneina initiative, in cooperation with the Home Tax Organization, launched a field clinic in the refugee settlements in the Adré region of Chad on Saturday.

The director of the clinic and one of the founders of the initiative, Muzamil Muhammad Ali, said in a statement to Radio Tamazuj that the initiative has made every effort to assist thousands of refugees in the Adre Refugee Camp in Chad.

“The Home Tax Organization is considered a genuine partner in the initiative and has supported 70 percent of our activities since the establishment of the clinic,” he said.

Muhammed added that he hopes other humanitarian organizations will join their effort and work with them to improve the situation of the refugees.

For his part, Dr. Tanzeel Mohammed Mustafa, a general practitioner and refugee from El Geneina who is now a resident of the camp in Chad, said, he and other young people work as volunteers.

“As young people who have lived through the scourge of war, we wanted to help and began as volunteers to treat malnutrition and other cases inside the refugee camps through simple medicines that were served to us by philanthropists,” she explained.

Dr. Mustafa said the Home Tax Organization provided them with all the necessary supplies, including medicines and equipment, to treat as many refugees as possible.

The Save El Geneina Initiative is a voluntary youth initiative whose members provide medical assistance in the refugee settlements in Chad.