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Emergency aid for residents of Moria 2.0

We are now responding to the recent wave of rejected asylum applications. We help the most vulnerable families residing at Moria 2.0 in their efforts to find shelter and avoid deportation, a guaranteed death sentence for many.

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We already have :
19,870 PLN
We need:
73,000 PLN

Good Flowers to Make Dreams Come True

Democratic Republic of Congo

The second largest country of Africa, full of paradoxes. On one hand, it is rich in natural resources (including cobalt, copper, coltan, crude oil, diamonds, gold); on the other hand, its inhabitants are among the poorest in the world. For decades, the DRC has been suffering from prolonged conflicts that have led to one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world.

Overview:
  • 77% of the population live in extreme poverty for less than $1.90 a day
  • 16% of the country’s population, i.e. over 13 million people, require immediate humanitarian assistance
  • 13,6 million people are deprived of access to safe water sources and proper sanitary and hygienic facilities
  • numerous outbreaks of deadly diseases, including measles, malaria, cholera and Ebola
  • about 10% of all malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa occurred here
Our hospital carries

25 000

medical procedures per year
We treat about

8 000

malaria patients every year
Our midwives delivered about

1029

babies in 2020

08.03.2021

A few months ago, we reported on the dramatic events that took place in Ntamugenga. A pregnant woman who had been shot in the stomach was brought to our hospital. Luckily, the mother and child made it through unscathed. This is what little Rahema looks like today!

The mother, Judith, was eight months pregnant when she went to check on her neighbors. She realized belatedly that their residence was under attack by assailants who had barricaded themselves in the home in the hopes of kidnapping the father for a ransom. They didn’t find hin there and terrorized his wife instead. When Judith went over, she was caught in the crossfire of a Kalashnikov round fired in a blind rage. One bullet hit her in the chest, the other hit her stomach.

The pandemic has exacerbated an already difficult economic situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and resulted in local criminals acting even bolder. New rebel groups are springing up left and right. Not a day goes by without someone being kidnapped, shot or killed. Innocent people, often women and children, suffer the most.

Doctors didn’t think they would be able to save Judith’s baby but luckily the bullet only injured her kidneys and grazed her stomach, leaving the fetus untouched. A quick blood transfer, oxygen therapy and emergency surgery saved the mother and daughter. Rehema was born prematurely but the warm nest, which we were able to purchase with your donations, saved her life. As difficult as the experience of giving birth to her first child was, the joy of seeing her baby healthy and growing makes up for all the pain Judith went through.

Thanks to you and our wonderful team in Ntamugenga, we have witnessed many such miracles. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we invite you to join our Good Flowers initiative. This donation allows us to help women in the most impoverished regions of the world fulfill their dreams of safety, health, and happiness for themselves and their children. All it takes is a quick visit to GoodWorks24 and donation of 25 PLN. We also encourage you to invite your friends and family to visit the life-saving shop.