» Ras el-Jdir (Tunisia) and Salloum (Egypt) border areas
In Egypt, MdM provided free medical consultations at the Salloum border post. MdM’s outreach work among the different communities present at the border made it possible to identify the more severe medical problems. At the same time the programme has also brought psychological and social support. Lastly, MdM supported WFP’s nutritional programme.
In Tunisia, MdM set up in Choucha camp (situated near the Ras el-Jdir border post), in order to bring psychological support to the people fleeing the combat. Intermediaries between the Tunisian authorities and humanitarian workers, MdM facilitated the dissemination of information within the migrant communities, and made sure that the most serious health cases were enrolled on the lists of priority departures.
This programme was carried out in partnership with the Malian Association for Deportees and the Association for Central African deportees in Mali, with whom MdM has already worked in Mali.
397 people participated in discussion groups in the refugee camp of Choucha over the course of the three-week programme.
MdM closed its programme in June 2011, but continues to monitor the situation of the refugees still in the camps, particularly in Tunisia.