Do others know we exist? Urgent appeal for Ghouta

by Circle of Health International Vetted since 2016 Top Ranked

Summary

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.

$75,000
total goal
$58,011
remaining
177
donors
1
monthly donor
4
months

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.cohintl.org/​
COHI's organizational website
Interview COHI's partner in Aleppo

Organization Information

Circle of Health International

Location: Austin, TX - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.cohintl.org/​
Project Leader:
Leah Little
Austin, TX United States

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