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£4,417raised of £2,000 target by 26 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to support medical staff at the only functioning children's hospital in Yemen continuing to provide services for children during war and famine

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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
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  • Helen Carlin2 months ago
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    Helen Carlin

    2 months ago

    Many thanks to Nicky, Saba and Louise for two amazing fund raising events in November, the children's party at the Yellow Submarine in Liverpool and the Granby Street Market. This raised an additional £1,300 for the hospital, which has now been sent. Many thanks to everyone who supported these events.

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  • Helen Carlin3 months ago
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    Helen Carlin

    3 months ago

    ‘’Until August your support went to six nurses in our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit & Emergency Room. Since September we support the ER of the severely acute malnourished (SAM) children. This was not working before your help due to staff shortages. We support two nurses to run this -vital as the numbers of children with SAM is increasing. We screened 440 children attending the hospital, we diagnosed 80 with SAM &120 with moderate acute malnutrition. Before the ER was a store room, now it treats children with SAM. Wonderful and amazing change”.

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26

  • Maureen Newman

    Maureen Newman

    Feb 19, 2018

    £150.00

  • Kit Oi Chung

    Kit Oi Chung

    Feb 13, 2018

    Keep going - good luck

    £100.00

  • Kate Bennett

    Kate Bennett

    Feb 11, 2018

    £10.00

  • Sally Theobald

    Sally Theobald

    Feb 11, 2018

    Monies from Maia and Katie’s 11th birthday party and with love to all at Al-Sabeen hospital

    £230.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 16, 2018

    With love xxx

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 8, 2018

  • Sally Theobald

    Sally Theobald

    Jan 2, 2018

    Donation from Peter and Lesley Curbishley in Salisbury - many thanks

    £200.00

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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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