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Independent Doctors Association

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

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Keep the Light of Hope On

When a children’s hospital was bombed out of existence for the sixth time, we came together to rebuild Hope Hospital. Now, we must join forces to keep it open.  #KeeptheLightofHope
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for the community of

North Aleppo, Syria


November 2016 was a dark month for the Independent Doctors Association, our children’s hospital in Eastern Aleppo was completely bombed out of existence. Devastated by this great atrocity, yet determined to continue to care for Aleppo’s children, we called on the global community for support. 

In collaboration with CanDo we ran an emergency crowdfunding campaign called the People’s Convoy. Our shared goal was to rebuild a whole new children’s hospital in a safe area of North Aleppo.

Incredibly, the global community answered our call and, in just 12 days, 38 different organisations and over 5,000 people from around the world raised over £245,000 to set up the world’s first crowdfunded hospital.

This act of generosity restored faith among our team, so we named this symbol of human kindness Hope Hospital.

Providing light in the darkness  

Based in rural North Aleppo, Hope Hospital serves a local population of 170,000, of which an estimated 32% are children under the age of 12 years, like two-year-old Zaloukh who received emergency treatment due to a dangerous complication caused by diabetes.

It’s incredible to think human generosity has kept this beacon of hope shining for a year, when there isn’t another children’s hospital for miles. However, if we can’t crowdfund enough money to keep Hope Hospital open, local children like Zaloukh will be forced to travel 50 km, on rough roads, to the nearest medical facility, or worse receive no treatment at all and needlessly suffer. 

To keep their loved ones safe, families may be forced to relocate, yet again, to locations where medical care is available.

Continue to support brave Nurse Malak

Nurse Malak used to tend to premature babies at the special care baby unit in Eastern Aleppo, before it was destroyed. Just two months after Hope Hospital was opened, Nurse Malak and our team, conducted a full blood exchange (similar to a blood transfusion) on 4-day old baby Mustafa. It was the first time this type of life-saving procedure was performed at Hope Hospital. 

“It was a remarkable achievement. We were able to secure the blood and carry out the surgical work in Syria, without the need for the child and his mother to go all the way to Turkey,” Nurse Malak explains.

Throw out a direct lifeline

In the last 3 months, Hope Hospital has treated 120 children who’ve been severely injured by undetonated shells. Our team act fast to stop the bleeding and stabilise the children’s condition, before they are transferred to Turkey for specialist care. Your contribution will directly empower the doctors and nurses responding to these horrific injuries.

Keeping Hope alive together

In just one year our medical team have treated over 16,400 children, provided 47,700 consultations, and tackled 444 emergencies.

The collective action of the global community has alleviated the suffering of children and saved their lives, put smiles on parents' faces, and restored our doctors’ and nurses’ faith in humanity.

We need to raise £68,000 to fund Hope Hospital for a further two months. It’s ambitious but we believe we are capable of achieving this if we come together. For as little as £8, you have the power to impact the wellbeing of a child. Please help us keep the light of Hope on. Thank you.



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Wed, 18/04/2018 - 15:44

Keep hope! From your friends at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 13:05

Keep up the good work

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 03:29

I heard Dr. Hallam speak today about CanDo and this campaign. My heart was broken watching the video she shared.

Ahmad Masri's picture
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 09:14

Big thanks to you for your support and to our hero Dr. Hallam and her team who delivers our people's needs to the public

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 02:16

We care about you. Please continue your great work.

Ahmad Masri's picture
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 09:12

Reading your message touched our hearts. Thanks for standing with us.

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 02:08

We must heal our young as they will be our future one day.

Ahmad Masri's picture
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 09:00

that's really great way of thinking, we thank you today. The children will thank you in May

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 22:58

Stop the poison gassing of the innocents.... A crime against humanity since we started putting #s on wars...

Ahmad Masri's picture
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 08:53

thank you so much for your warm feelings. we are relying on the amazing people like you to make an international voice to stop using such criminal thing.

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 19:34

Keep up the wonderful work.

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Tue, 17/04/2018 - 08:48

Thank you for your donation and the nice words. It touched our hearts to read them,

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 19:15

We care and we are with you! xoxox

Ahmad Masri's picture
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 08:40

I greatly appreciate your kindness to our Children. Thanks for standing with us :)

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 18:39

Blessings to the work you are doing.

Ahmad Masri's picture
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 08:39

I suppose the word is “gratified.” We are gratified that you believe in our work enough to give us a donation. Thank you for your trust in us.

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 18:07

You all are the bravest souls on earth. You all are the seed of change. I'm far away, but my heart is right there with you.

Ahmad Masri's picture
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 08:26

I have a tune running through my mind as I am writing this thank-you comment to you. Your words and generous donation brought it to mind. thank you from the bottom of the heart.

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 17:27

Thank you for all that you do. God bless you.

Ahmad Masri's picture
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 08:23

We are humbled by your recent expression of support for our work. Thank you.

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 17:19

Because you are not alone in this. Thank you for all you do!

Ahmad Masri's picture
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 08:11

Thanks for standing with us. you are really a treasure to us all.

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 16:06

Keep up the good work saving lives!

Ahmad Masri's picture
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 08:09

A very Big Thanks to you for supporting and encouraging us. that's really mean a lot to us ;)

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 14:04

Donating in honor of Lucy Marcil!

Ahmad Masri's picture
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 08:05

thank you both, we really appreciate your generosity :)

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 21:05

Thank you!

Ahmad Masri's picture
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 08:03

Thank you for supporting our cause

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:24

How can you not!

Ahmad Masri's picture
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 07:59

We are so grateful to you for your recent donation—thanks

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 17:37

An amazing cause. Keep up the good work!

Ahmad Masri's picture
Wed, 11/04/2018 - 07:48

I greatly appreciate your giving and your kind words, I hope we gonna reach our goal and the children will thank you in May

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 17:04

I admire the courage of the people who are associated with any kind of humanitarian work on ground. I honor them with my support.

Ahmad Masri's picture
Wed, 11/04/2018 - 07:34

You are a treasure to this world, Thanks for standing with us. IDA is doing its best to fill the gap and help these amazing Syria children. Your support is a great step towards the success.
Thank you again from the bottom of the heart :)

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 09:38

Keep up the great work Rola and team. I wish I could give more.

Ahmad Masri's picture
Wed, 11/04/2018 - 07:39

Simply put, if it wasn’t for faithful supporters like you, we wouldn’t exist. So a big thanks to you for supplying the funds that we need to make a difference in the lives of Syrian Children. Another big thanks to our hero Dr. Rolla and her team who delivers our voices and our people needs to the public

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 22:31

Keep up the amazing work

Ahmad Masri's picture
Wed, 11/04/2018 - 07:37

We greatly appreciate your giving. Thanks

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 19:28

You are doing an incredible job in the face of such adversity and horror.

Ahmad Masri's picture
Wed, 11/04/2018 - 07:35

We are so grateful to you for your kind word and recent donation —thanks!

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 18:59

God bless you all for everything you do

Ahmad Masri's picture
Wed, 11/04/2018 - 07:24

I greatly appreciate your giving and your kind words

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 12:20

Hope Hospital deserves to remain open! Keep Hope alive! X

Ahmad Masri's picture
Wed, 11/04/2018 - 07:23

Sometimes the simplest things mean the most, thanks for your support and your nice words

Fri, 06/04/2018 - 15:43

We remember you Syria X

Ahmad Masri's picture
Wed, 11/04/2018 - 07:22

Thank you so much for your generosity :)


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