Partner: Hand in Hand

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About the partner

Hand in Hand

From Switzerland

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    Funds raised successfully

    Great news! The campaign reached its target and plans are now being made to put the donations to good use.

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    Project in progress

    The local humanitarian organisation is now using the funds it has raised to provide crucial on-the-ground support to local communities.

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    Another successful project

    Thanks! Your kind support has helped this local humanitarian organisation to reduce suffering and save lives in a war-torn community.

Status of Campaign: Project in Progress

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    Project Successful

Midwives Save Lives

Women in Syria are needlessly dying during childbirth due to a lack of qualified midwives. Please contribute to our campaign and help save the lives of more Syrian mothers and their babies. #MidwivesSaveLives
  • goal of

    £59,963

  • time left

    3 weeks 6 days

funds raised

A few generous CanDoers have agreed to fund an amazing HALF of this campaign if the CanDo community can raise the rest. It's all or nothing crowdfunding so help us get to 100%.

    • 52%

    • (£31,545)

for the community of

Syria

Story

We are Hand in Hand for Aid and Development (HIHFAD) - a Syrian-led charity delivering humanitarian aid in Syria and neighbouring countries.

We are training 80 students - who are displaced and living in camps - at the Atmeh Midwife School. One of them is Crystal, who told us:

“My dearest friend and neighbour, Amira*, was pregnant and went into labour during an air raid. It was too dangerous to move her to the hospital, so her family called for help. We waited through the night, as the airstrikes fell, praying for good news in the middle of war. But it was not to be. When morning came, we found out that Amira had died, leaving her newborn son without a mother. Amira died as the woman attending had no proper training or qualifications. I vowed I would honour Amira’s memory by saving others from her terrible fate, so I signed up for the three-year training programme at Atmeh Hospital Midwife School. I am in my second year now and close to reaching my dreams. But now the university is threatened with closure due to lack of funding.”

 

 

After over seven years of civil war, the healthcare system in Syria is decimated. Facilities have been systematically destroyed in targeted attacks and many qualified medical staff have been forced to flee abroad. The World Health Organisation estimates that 41% of General Hospitals in Syria don’t have a midwife on staff. Shelling, roadblocks and safety concerns make it difficult for people to move freely, so even where hospitals are available, pregnant women often can’t get to them, leaving them forced to give birth at home. In many instances ‘home’ is a tent or other form of makeshift accommodation. In these situations, mobile, qualified midwives save lives.

If we don’t raise the money needed now, students like Crystal will not be able to complete the training they need to save the lives of mothers and their babies. Not only will your contribution make labour safer for women and children in Syria, it will also provide livelihoods and purpose to young women like Crystal, whose own lives have been devastated by war.

 

Please contribute to our campaign to keep the school open, so that Crystal and her fellow students can save women like Amira. 

 

*Name has been changed to protect identity.

#MidwivesSaveLives

Our budget

 

£37,125

Staff and Other Personnel Costs

 

£6,487

Supplies, Commodities and Materials

 

£10,125

General Operating and Other Direct Costs

 

£5,373

Partner Core Costs

 

£852

Exchange rate, bank transfer and credit card fees

 

£59,963

Total Campaign Cost

Updates

14/12/2018

10/12/2018

Thank you so much to all who have supported us so far

Wow. We are only 2 weeks into our #midwivessavelives campaign and we have already reached over 52% of our target. Thank you so much to the generous support of 37 Candoers. We are working really hard to continue this amazing start and still need your support to reach the all important 100% target to keep Atmeh midwife school open.

23/11/2018

We're getting started!

We've just reach the first five donations. Can we count with your help?

22/11/2018

Campaign Started

Comments

Comments

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 07:13

Wow. We are only 2 weeks into our #midwivessavelives campaign and we have already reached over 52% of our target. Thank you so much to the generous support of 37 Candoers. We are working really hard to continue this amazing start and still need your support to reach the all important 100% target to keep Atmeh midwife school open.

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 07:23

What I love about this campaign is that it is providing skills and livelihoods to young Syrian women to support themselves and their families while they work to save the lives of other Syrian women and babies.

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