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Weʼre raising £10,000 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

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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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    2 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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43

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 18, 2018

    £10.00

  • Ulia Choudhry

    Ulia Choudhry

    Jul 6, 2018

    £50.00

  • Loveday Penn-Kekana

    Loveday Penn-Kekana

    Jul 4, 2018

    Good luck reaching your target. Horrific what is going on Yemen.

  • Maureen Newman

    Maureen Newman

    Jun 19, 2018

    Love and prayers for all working in the hospital in Yemen.

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 23, 2018

    Saw Sally describing this brave activity yesterday.Best wishes

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 21, 2018

    £500.00

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    Anonymous

    May 21, 2018

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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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