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    Weʼve raised £8,714 to support health workers at the Al-Sabeen Hospital, Yemen to provide life saving care to severely malnourished children during conflict.

    Liverpool, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 30th June 2019

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    We are helping colleagues at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sana’a, Yemen to 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 the war.
    Al-Sabeen is highly valued by the population as this is the only centre in Yemen with a functioning Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and children with serious illnesses , including those affected by violence, can still access adequate medical care. Al-Sabeen services are provided for free, which is unusual in Yemen and staff volunteers are well motivated, but have not received salaries for a year or more 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 cholera outbreaks 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”. Now children are being admitted with advanced TB.
    We have worked with them for many years and have now organised the “Liverpool Friendship Group”. We aim to provide as much support as possible and to fundraise for the continuation of the services . To date we have raised £13,787 from our just giving appeals and additional cash fund raising. This has supported 6 voluntary nurses, 2 doctors and extended the PICU and Emergency Services for children. The desperate situation at the hospital was highlighted in October 2018 in reports for the BBC by Orla Guerin
    We need to raise at least £500 each month to support them. If you feel inspired by their work – as we do - donate in solidarity with our brave and inspiring Yemeni colleagues.



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      • Anonymous


        Jun 21, 2019

        Thanks for setting up a way to try and help Yemen directly. Good luck to the staff at the hospital.


      • On Behalf of Squash Liverpool

        On Behalf of Squash Liverpool

        Jun 7, 2019

        This donation to support the work you do is the sum of lots of peoples individual donations all of which were made during a community event held on Windsor Street, Liverpool on Friday 17th May.


      • Anonymous


        Jun 5, 2019

        Good to know donations go directly to where they are needed.

      • Anonymous


        Jun 4, 2019

        عيد مبارك to all at Al-Sabeen. Much love ♥️

      • Matthew Holmes

        Matthew Holmes

        Jun 4, 2019


      • VL O'Brien

        VL O'Brien

        Jun 1, 2019

        Sent from Liverpool with love, support and solidarity for all of you - we pray for an end to this terrible war انشالله and for peace for all Yemenis. All love from us xxxxx

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        May 31, 2019

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