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Oct 10, 2018

Update: COHI's work on the border

COHI is proud to announce that we are taking another delegation to the Texas/Mexico border in November. This group is a special one; we'll have COHI Board and Staff plus a clinician and volunteers on the ground serving at the clinic. The most recent estimates are 175 people per day coming through the clinic we staff. Please stay tuned for more from our upcoming trip!

We're also still hearing news about the families who are not released and remain in custody. The amount of time children have spent in custody has nearly doubled since last year. The longer they stay in these tent cities, the worse the long-term effects will be. We are working to expand our medical and psychological support across the border – but the worse this gets, the harder recovery will be. The recent New York Times article describes the situation well.

Thanks for your support.

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!

Best,

Leah

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.

 
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