Services to the Refugees in Cambodia

Health Care In Refugee Site

There was a small clinic at the site to provide preliminary treatment. The clinics run by one part time doctor, one nurse, and one volunteer doctor who were available 24 hours a day. A state hospital was contracted for referral cases. The nurse was at the site every afternoon of the day to provide health care and hygiene. The point should be interesting all adult girls and women were counseling about syphilis and how to protect themselves of health care by IFDO social worker especially we focus on the new arrivals as following:

  • Provided many advices about ages who can be easy to cause pregnancy.
  • Counseling about the way of birth control and the way of protection to avoid have pregnancy.
  • Counseling about infection disease during make lover because of not use condom.
  • Provided many advices how to use condom.
  • Counseling with family who has daughter had better to educate their daughter more and more about reproductive health.

Two IFDO social workers worked together with the doctors to ensure that all persons in need of medical attention were provided with adequate treatment. For those with serious diseases, IFDO’s social workers accompany them to the referral hospital. Approximately 681 Montagnards patients received consultation and medicines at the site by the site doctor and some 24 referrals were made to the contracted hospital. It was significantly increase in number of patient among urban refugees and asylum seekers going to the hospital (257 patients with 15 serious patients). Almost all Rohingha had complained for their health problems. Although many of them had common diseases, they required lots of attention and times. The social workers had extremely been busy to keep up with their tasks. There were also a few people who had seriously sick and required special attention and regularly follow up. Those included diabetes, high blood-pressure, HIV/AID, heart disease and those who were under surgery and long time stayed in hospital.

Children under 5 were given vaccination at the referral hospital. The family with new-born babies was transported to the hospital for vaccination every month. Condoms had made available to the site population at all times. Especially they were kept in toilet for their need. IFDO provides advices and recommendation about health care, hygiene and sanitation to all Montagnards and urban refugees.

  • Medical consultation for general diseases.
  • Hygiene / Sanitation
  • Psychological stress counseling
  • Reproductive health care/ HIV and AID

Education Training for Refugee

There were 302 Montagnard students comprised of 165 (Male), 137 (Female) in English class. And 115 students comprised of 37 (Male), 78 (Female) in sewing class. 236 Urban students comprised of 158 (Male), 78 (Female) were in Khmer classes. Study equipments books, note books, pens, crayon, colour paper and kid tools were provided. Creational activities; knitting, sewing and weaving Montagnard women had been learning knitting, sewing and weaving. IFDO has provided directly to the sewing teacher and that she was in charge of the distribution. 11 refugees are currently taking part in the sewing class. Protection staff will follow up with the sewing teacher to verify that the fabric is available and buy additional material for their need if necessary.