Volunteer doctors decry EYDAP decision to cut off water

The Greek branch of Doctors of the World -- the volunteer group that provides medical care to people in war-torn countries but more recently has focused its efforts at home -- said on Monday that the Athens water company, EYDAP, has cut off the organization’s water supply.

Doctors of the World said it delayed paying its latest water bill because it had not yet received its allocation of money from the European Refugee Fund.

The NGO said the water company refused to make allowances and as a result, the building that houses its offices, a hostel and its medical center, where many uninsured Greeks receive treatment, has been left without running water.

Doctors of the World said that some 70 people, including 20 minors, are housed at the hostel and 100 to 150 patients are treated each day at the medical center.


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