Date: September 17-23, 2023
Partner: International Medical Relief
Cost: $1,900 – $2,900
About International Medical Relief:
International Medical Relief began its service to the Turkish people shortly following the devastating earthquakes in the Hatay region in February 2023. Subsequently, IMR has organized dozens of medical teams to serve our Turkish friends. Prior to the natural disaster, IMR had been working on being able to send clinical teams to this area. Now after having served during this critical time, IMR has established relationships that can be leveraged in parts of this magical country not affected by the
About the country:
Turkey, officially the Republic of Türkiye, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. The region of Cappadocia will treat to you breathtaking sunrises and sunsets that pass over jagged ridges of the historic landscape.
Cappadocia has a unique history and energy. This beautiful region in central Turkey famous for its fairytale scenery, cave dwellings, remarkable rock formations, and, of course, the hundreds of hot air balloons that soar in the sky during sunrise each morning. There is also world-class hiking in Cappadocia. You can spend time after clinic exploring all of the diverse outdoor trails in the region by foot or ATV, adventure to the ancient valleys, or become mesmerized at a scenic overlook viewing the hot air balloons where you will be blown away. If you are a photographer, this is your destination as it is truly a magical place to serve.
About the clinic site: Our volunteer team will partner with local professionals to serve very vulnerable women and children who migrate to the region and work to pick potatoes and grapes. Every year thousands of agricultural workers from the east and southeast, together with their families, migrate to the agricultural regions of the country for the plantation, irrigation, hoeing and harvesting seasons. Workers and their families often experience challenges while moving around the country as they have limited to no access to health care services and there are concerns related to hygiene conditions at the farms.
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