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Sep 28, 2018

The Latest in Puerto Rico

We are proud to stand with local partners like Centro MAM and so thankful that we can continue to support their recovery efforts. Their solar-powered birth center is now offering free reproductive health services and doula training! Check out the latest in this wonderful article from Bustle:

"Midwives & Doulas Were Critical Healthcare Providers After Hurricane Maria — And Are Still Filling A Gap Today."

They are also now training Promotoras de Salud, Health Promoters, for their mobile clinics. We are so grateful to be able to partner with Centro MAM.

Thanks to all of our donors for your continued support!



Sep 11, 2018

The Humanitarian Crisis Continues

Our partners at Human Appeal have updated us with the following:

"The latest massacre in Idlib is causing a major humanitarian crisis. 3 million civilians are trapped inside the province, including 1 million children. They have no food, water or shelter, and no clear escape route.

The situation is catastrophic. Of the 3 million civilians trying to survive in Idlib, over a third are displaced Syrians from other parts of the country. Many are now fleeing to Turkey where camps are already overstretched to the limit.

We are responding to this crisis by stepping up our efforts in Syria, providing emergency kits that contain safe water, food, hygiene packs and vouchers for medical care.

The Syria war, now in its eighth year, rages on, with no end to the conflict in sight. We must not turn our backs. We can do nothing without your help."

Thank you for what you have given, and thank you for your continued support. There is so much need.

Aug 21, 2018

Update from Syria

This week at COHI, we're focusing on the ongoing crisis in Syria and its devastating effects on women and children in a war zone.

Unfortunately, this crisis hit too close to home last week, when one of our partner pharmacists at the hospital in Aleppo was killed in a bombing strike, along with her husband and five children. Inaam Alabood worked tirelessly to serve those in need, even as she was in need herself. As Human Appeal said, "We are all the poorer for not having Inaam working to help people. She is irreplaceable and will be greatly missed."

Though our hearts are heavy, we will continue to aid Human Appeal in providing direct clinical care for the 5,000 mothers and children requiring specialty care each month at the last remaining maternity and pediatric hospital in Aleppo. Your donation will help make that a reality.

In gratitude and in memory of Inaam Alabood,

Sera Bonds



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