Do others know we exist? A statement made by a Syrian nurse in Damascus caring for those living through the terror in Ghouta. In the last 24 hours in Syria, 540 women gave birth. Unfortunately babies don't wait for the bombs to stop falling before they are born.
Many of these babies were within range of the bombs that fell in Ghouta in the 5 hospitals that were targeted and bombed. These new babies passed their first day earthside listening to bombs fall and their parents cry. These mothers passed their first day with their babies held close, supported by brave Syrian health care providers who go to work everyday knowing that targeting health care centers is a tactic too often employed in Syria.
COHI has been actively supporting mothers, babies, and the bold healthcare providers caring for them since the war began. We are asking for your help today as we provide aid, funds, and support to the women, children, midwives, nurses, and doctors in Ghouta; enduring daily lives lived in a hell most of us have the privilege of not even having to imagine.
COHI and our partners in the region are still showing up every day knowing that they are being targeted for doing their jobs. Bombs are still falling, food is still scarce, and the future for the 200,000 women inside of Syria who will give birth this year is still unknown. COHI is still raising funds, one day at a time.