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Jun 5, 2019

Showing up for Displaced Syrian Families

Dear Friends,

We need to talk to you about something that's not getting the media attention it so desperately needs: the continued humanitarian crisis in Syria. Our news feeds are filled to the brim with analysis of the political scuffles and missteps at home, even as the violence in Syria escalates to horrifying levels.

Just this week, the Syrian NGO White Helmets released a statement saying that there are currently hundreds of thousands of civilians fleeing the bombardment in Idlib. The report calls this the single largest mass displacement since the crisis began, eight years ago. Given the high quantity of regufees, border camps are running at double capacity - and yet still over two thirds of those fleeing are without shelter.

We at COHI are unwilling to stand by as this crisis intensifies. That's why we are continuing to raise funds to support the obstetric wing of the Al Imaan Hospital in Aleppo AND a midwifery training program in Damascus. Let us come together to stand up for mothers and babies who might otherwise be forgotten.



Apr 8, 2019

Showing Up for Asylum Seekers

COHI Clinician Monica Treating Migrant Children
COHI Clinician Monica Treating Migrant Children


Over the past month, reports have continued to come out detailing the abuse that asylum seekers at the Texas-Mexico border have experienced while in US custody. At COHI, we are all too familiar with this narrative: women and children being harmed while in vulnerable situations. As an emergency response organization, COHI understands the pervasive and entrenched nature of this abuse against populations experiencing crisis. That's why we are steadfast in our resolve to consistently show up for this at-risk population.

COHI is dedicated to creating safe spaces, that are staffed with linguistically and culturally competent health care professionals, where the health needs of migrants can be addressed with care and respect. We are committed to staffing our partner asylum clinics, down in McAllen, with midwives and clinicians who are ready to get to work. We just need your help in getting them there. Join us in helping keep mamas and babies safe by supporting our work with asylum seekers along the border. Thanks to Global Giving's generosity, now through April 12th your donation will be matched at 50% - making all the difference for the families we care for. 

Mar 19, 2019

Getting Puerto Rican Mothers the Tools They Need



So, we have some great news... Thanks to the continued help from our supporters (like you!), we were able to raise enough money to purchase an ultrasound machine for our partners in Puerto Rico, CentroMAM.

MAM stands for 'Mujeres Ayudando Mujeres' or 'Women Helping Women' - and that's exactly what we're doing here. With this ultrasound machine, we can ensure that the women that COHI and CentroMAM treat have healthy, safe gestations with frequent informative updates. This means that we can improve outcomes for these mamas' pregnancies, and the resulting babies who we welcome into the world. For a national healthcare system that remains underfunded over a year since the hurricane originally hit, this makes all the difference.

So thank you, and.... let's get them another one!

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