Jul 5, 2019

A New Partnership At A Vital Moment

A musical moment at the Respite Center in McAllen
A musical moment at the Respite Center in McAllen

Dear COHI Friends and Family,

These past few weeks have been a dark time for US Border Policy. COHI is deeply disturbed by the news surrounding the inhumane living conditions of migrant children in US detention centers. This practice, along with the recent deaths due in part to the Remain in Mexico policy, are violations of human rights carried out by this administration against human beings who are merely excercising their right to seek asylum. At a time when we are feeling hopeless, COHI has some good news.

We are very proud to officially announce our new partnership with Sueños Sin Fronteras de Tejas (SSFTX), a Latinx, womxn run organization that provides direct relief to migrant families coming from the Texas-Mexico border. Together, COHI and SSFTX will be continuing to raise funds to supply respite centers along the border with essential supplies and high-quality medical care.

Join us in making sure that once these migrant families are released from detention, they receive the respect and dignity they deserve. Donate to sponsor a COHI medical visit today.

Love,

COHI

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.

Love,

COHI

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. 

 
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