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    Weʼve raised £6,980 to support medical staff at the only functioning children's hospital in Yemen continuing to provide services for children during war and famine

    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 31st October 2018

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    We are helping colleagues at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sana’a, Yemen provide essential medical care to save babies and children’s lives in an incredibly difficult situation. Sana’s population is under intense hardship, extreme poverty and food shortages because of war. Cholera is now spreading widely with children most at risk.

    Al-Sabeen is highly valued by the population as the only centre in Yemen with a functioning Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) where children with serious illnesses, including those affected by violence, can still access adequate medical care. Al-Sabeen services are provided for free, unusual in Yemen. Staff volunteers are well motivated, but have not received salaries for months and face severe shortages.

    Al-Sabeen is led by alumni who completed their post-graduate studies in Liverpool. They are senior Yemeni paediatricians and have shown incredible resilience in the face of war, organising staff to provide voluntary services with minimal resources and risking their hospital being targeted. Their response to a recent cholera outbreak shows their resilience. “We are admitting cases even on the floor, on chairs, inside their cars with iv stands to prevent them from getting shocked. It is a real disaster”.

    We have worked with them for many years and have now organised the “Liverpool Friendship Group”. This is informal and not a registered charity. We aim to support and fundraise for the continuation of services. We have raised £7,620 from our first, second and third appeals and additional cash fund raising. This has supported 6 voluntary nurses, 2 doctors and extended the PICU and Emergency services for children.

    Their work was highlighted in a skynews report; and a report in the Daily Telegraph on 28th July, explains just have vital this lifeline from Liverpool is to saving lives.

    We need to raise at least £500/month to support them. If you feel inspired by their work – as we do - donate in solidarity with our brave and inspiring Yemeni colleagues and alumni pictured here.

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    • Helen Carlin12 days ago
      Helen Carlin

      Helen Carlin

      12 days ago

      Many thanks to all the kind and caring people who have donated to the hospital. You may have seen the recent reports on the BBC from the hospital and seen how desperate the situation is, including the need to find care for some children outside Yemen. We hope to hear from the hospital on safe passage for patients.This page is time-bound and has now closed. A new one will be re-opened shortly and the address posted here. We will continue to support the hospital through this fund raising. Thankyou for the lifeline you have given to the children.

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    • Helen Carlin6 months ago
      Helen Carlin

      Helen Carlin

      6 months ago

      Congratulations to our brave doctor Najla-Al Sonboli for being presented with the Heroine of Health Award linked to the World Health Assembly held in Geneva this week. This is very well deserved recognition of the determination and courage she and her team have shown in keeping health services for children running during a devastating humanitarian crises.

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    Page last updated on: 11/4/2018 11:39 AM

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    64

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 26, 2018

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 26, 2018

      is there any way to get food to the hospital? is any aid allowed in? I would happily organize a drive to ship food if I thought there was any chance it would arrive. callieelaine@gmail.com

      £80.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 25, 2018

    • Arwa Dabab

      Arwa Dabab

      Oct 25, 2018

      £50.00

    • Becky b

      Becky b

      Oct 19, 2018

      £10.00

    • Charlotte Davies

      Charlotte Davies

      Oct 19, 2018

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 18, 2018

      £500.00

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    Helen Carlin

    Helen Carlin

    Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Helen Carlin is a member of 'The Liverpool Friendship Group' an informal group of colleagues who have come together to provide support to former alumni providing medical care at the Al-Sabeen hospital in Yemen. The Liverpool Friendship Group is not a registered charity.

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