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Elderly Syrian refugee man laying on a mat.

Surviving the Last Days

Unable to work due to age-related illnesses, elderly Syrian refugees in Turkey are almost entirely dependent on aid for their survival. At the same time, untreated cataracts are increasingly taking vision away from them as they are too poor to obtain medical care. An indigenous ministry providing relief items to Syrian refugees in tent camps that are springing up in Turkey seeks assistance to connect more refugees with doctors. "The wife of one elderly man is taking care of him, but he cannot walk," the indigenous ministry director said. "He's always slipping on the floor, and he's lost vision in two eyes because of cataracts. He also has arthritis." The ministry seeks funds to provide prescriptions and medical care as well as food, clean water and other aid to keep refugees as healthy as possible.

Provide Basic Needs for Refugees; Turkey
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