Health Emergencies Helping Qadir
Organized by: Simina Quorishi
The situation of some Afghan immigrants in Iran is terrible. There aren't many resources available to them in terms legal and financial aid. Employment conditions are very poor. The immigrants for the most part don't have any health coverage or insurance of any kind. Qadir Razamjo is a 38 year old man who is the sole breadwinner of his family. He is working in construction. He has five children with the oldest being 12 and the youngest just 3. Qadir's pay is deplorable because of he had to work for prolonged hours to make ends meet for him and his family. Even then his pay would be about $1.5/day. The inadequate pay, the long hours and the heavy workload have taken a toll on him. On several occasions at work he fainted and collapse out of sheer exhaustion and he still had to report to work the next day. If he didn't then his survival was at risk. Insufficient nutrition and the shockingly disturbing work conditions have made Qadir extremely emaciated. For the past six months Qadir has been constantly sick. He is unable to go to work and is in dire need of medical and financial assistance. Upon initial examination doctors informed him that some of his organs are beginning to fail and in particular the liver. However to have an accurate diagnosis he would need some blood tests, an MRI and a CT scan. These tests require a minimum of $1000. This amount may not seem significant to many in the US but it can help save a family. Please be generous and help Qadir and his family.