Those who are working in refugee camps have a lot of task tied under their hands. There are a lot of people that needs to be treated and checked on a regular basis. Furthermore, refugee camps are often overcrowded with the refugees outnumbering the staff that is attending to them. All of their earnest effort did not go to waste as seeing the smiles in the refugee’s faces is all the more worth it. With that being said, these individuals deserve more rewards for the hard work that they put into. Let us look at medical services available in Australian offshore refugee camps for the staff that work there.
About Medical Services for Refugee Camp Personnel
The U.S. and Australia reaching a deal to relocate some refugees means that more of them will be sent to offshore camps. The personnel who is tasked to manage these camps need to be in their tip top shape to be able to perform their jobs in a timely and effective manner. For that matter, the staff is supplied with adequate vitamins to help boost their immune system. It should be noted that it is important to have a strong immune system when working in refugee camps as you don’t want to get contracted with illness or disease while at the same time, you don’t want to spread them yourself.
Building the perfect refugee camp also plays a very important role in helping provide residents and personnel with adequate accommodation to keep the community functioning normally. This includes power lines, and at least as many streetlights as you would find in a nice suburban neighborhood. Multiple playgrounds that look like McDonald’s PlayPlaces. Containers housing maintenance men who can fix electric or plumbing problems. Fire hydrants.
Refugee camp workers of course will not be working for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week as they are given a few days off. During these free days, these personnel can have access to a variety of services including chiropractic. They can even get a Dee Why massage for themselves if the opportunity allows it. This in turn helps relieve them from the stress and fatigue that has been building up in their body. In regional New South Wales, Swimming lessons has become a fun and relaxing activity that was able to bring migrants and refugees together. The migrant and refugee learn-to-swim program is run by St Vincent de Paul and the Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors.
Refugee workers and those who support the cause were not totally forgotten and in fact a number of them was able to receive the praise and commendation they deserved in the Australia Day Honours 2016. This in turn help inspire others to follow their steps in helping Australian offshore camps in any way they can.
Before you decide to volunteer to the nearest offshore camps, it is important that you prepare yourself not only physically but also mentally for the challenges ahead. You will be spending a considerable amount of time in these camps and as such it is necessary that you plan in advance. It is good to hear that there are a number of refugee support workers that shares tips not only for migrants but also to the staff as they are able to use this knowledge to deal with the refugees.