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Dr. Hani Chaabo is a Lebanese-Palestinian-American physician, specialising in family, integrative, psychiatric, and addiction medicine. His clinic focuses on mental health and lifestyle change, working with individuals, couples, and groups on mindfulness-based treatments. We are incredibly fortunate to have Hani volunteer his time to Children Not Numbers as a key figure in our Well-Being Task Force, providing stress and trauma support for our team members

He is the medical director of Well-Being at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, which has been awarded by the American Medical Association’s Joy in Medicine Healthcare System recognition program. He has also been recognised as a national leader by the American Academy of Family Physicians and is a core faculty member at the Leading Physician Well-Being Programme.

He has worked with displaced and marginalised refugees and LGBTQ communities in the Middle East and steered national-scale public health projects. 

He believes in humanitarianism and advocates for climate justice and universal human rights. He co-hosts the SuperHumanizer podcast with a Jewish colleague and mental health expert, interviewing humanitarians and peace activists to inspire more compassionate and motivated action in the world.

Dr. Hani Chaabo is a Lebanese-Palestinian-American physician, specialising in family, integrative, psychiatric, and addiction medicine. His clinic focuses on mental health and lifestyle change, working with individuals, couples, and groups on mindfulness-based treatments. We are incredibly fortunate to have Hani volunteer his time to Children Not Numbers as a key figure in our Well-Being Task Force, providing stress and trauma support for our team members

He is the medical director of Well-Being at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, which has been awarded by the American Medical Association’s Joy in Medicine Healthcare System recognition program. He has also been recognised as a national leader by the American Academy of Family Physicians and is a core faculty member at the Leading Physician Well-Being Programme.

He has worked with displaced and marginalised refugees and LGBTQ communities in the Middle East and steered national-scale public health projects. 

He believes in humanitarianism and advocates for climate justice and universal human rights. He co-hosts the SuperHumanizer podcast with a Jewish colleague and mental health expert, interviewing humanitarians and peace activists to inspire more compassionate and motivated action in the world.
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Dr. Sarah Yassine is a qualified General Practitioner (GP) from the UK, bringing with her 9 years of experience in the field. We are fortunate to have her volunteer her time as a dedicated case worker for Children Not Numbers, providing crucial support to ensure the children of Gaza receive the medical care they deserve.

Born and raised in the UK, Dr. Sarah is of Palestinian descent. Her grandparents fled to Lebanon and Syria during the Nakba in 1948. She is also a mother of four, and passionately advocates for the children and mothers of Palestine. Her dedication and expertise are essential to our mission of offering vital support to children in these challenging times.

Dr. Sarah Yassine is a qualified General Practitioner (GP) from the UK, bringing with her 9 years of experience in the field. We are fortunate to have her volunteer her time as a dedicated case worker for Children Not Numbers, providing crucial support to ensure the children of Gaza receive the medical care they deserve.

Born and raised in the UK, Dr. Sarah is of Palestinian descent. Her grandparents fled to Lebanon and Syria during the Nakba in 1948. She is also a mother of four, and passionately advocates for the children and mothers of Palestine. Her dedication and expertise are essential to our mission of offering vital support to children in these challenging times.
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Rehabilitation for children in Gaza post-injury is crucial for their physical, emotional, and psychological recovery. 

- Almost 70 children suffer from injuries everyday since October 7th due to the ongoing violence. 

- At least 10 children lose a limb every day in Gaza.

These children require specialised medical care and rehabilitation to regain their health and lead normal lives. However, the process is fraught with challenges, as the constant bombardment of the region and ongoing blockades severely limit the influx of medical supplies, equipment, and trained healthcare professionals. 

Post-conflict, the damaged infrastructure and decimated healthcare system will make it difficult to provide consistent and comprehensive rehabilitation services to those in need. Despite these obstacles, rehabilitation remains a vital component in helping these children heal and thrive, underscoring the need for continuous international support and innovative solutions to ensure they receive the care they desperately need.

Children Not Number continue to call for:

1️⃣ Protection of healthcare workers and facilities with the enforcement of international laws and conventions that protect these entities in conflict zones. 

2️⃣ The immediate provision of medical supplies, equipment, and personnel to address the critical healthcare needs.

3️⃣ An immediate and lasting ceasefire to prevent further destruction and ensure unobstructed access to humanitarian aid.

4️⃣ Amplified global pressure on all parties involved in the conflict to uphold humanitarian principles. 

*statistics sourced from unicef.org

Rehabilitation for children in Gaza post-injury is crucial for their physical, emotional, and psychological recovery.

- Almost 70 children suffer from injuries everyday since October 7th due to the ongoing violence.

- At least 10 children lose a limb every day in Gaza.

These children require specialised medical care and rehabilitation to regain their health and lead normal lives. However, the process is fraught with challenges, as the constant bombardment of the region and ongoing blockades severely limit the influx of medical supplies, equipment, and trained healthcare professionals.

Post-conflict, the damaged infrastructure and decimated healthcare system will make it difficult to provide consistent and comprehensive rehabilitation services to those in need. Despite these obstacles, rehabilitation remains a vital component in helping these children heal and thrive, underscoring the need for continuous international support and innovative solutions to ensure they receive the care they desperately need.

Children Not Number continue to call for:

1️⃣ Protection of healthcare workers and facilities with the enforcement of international laws and conventions that protect these entities in conflict zones.

2️⃣ The immediate provision of medical supplies, equipment, and personnel to address the critical healthcare needs.

3️⃣ An immediate and lasting ceasefire to prevent further destruction and ensure unobstructed access to humanitarian aid.

4️⃣ Amplified global pressure on all parties involved in the conflict to uphold humanitarian principles.

*statistics sourced from unicef.org
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“What do you want?” “Food.”

- 96% of the Gazan population are experiencing severe food shortages. 

- Over 495,000 people, including children, are at risk of starvation due to an extreme lack of food. 

- Approximately 745,000 children and adults in Gaza are facing emergency levels of food insecurity characterized by acute malnutrition and a growing risk of hunger-related death. 

Without immediate delivery of at-scale aid, all children in Gaza are at risk of famine and an increased risk of mortality. 

Our team are on the ground in Gaza, continuing to deliver food aid in unimaginable conditions. 

Our team remain on the ground, making daily lifesaving deliveries in unimaginable conditions. With food prices soaring, your donations allow us to continue to support our patients and vulnerable families throughout Gaza.

🎥 dn_osama

“What do you want?” “Food.”

- 96% of the Gazan population are experiencing severe food shortages.

- Over 495,000 people, including children, are at risk of starvation due to an extreme lack of food.

- Approximately 745,000 children and adults in Gaza are facing emergency levels of food insecurity characterized by acute malnutrition and a growing risk of hunger-related death.

Without immediate delivery of at-scale aid, all children in Gaza are at risk of famine and an increased risk of mortality.

Our team are on the ground in Gaza, continuing to deliver food aid in unimaginable conditions.

Our team remain on the ground, making daily lifesaving deliveries in unimaginable conditions. With food prices soaring, your donations allow us to continue to support our patients and vulnerable families throughout Gaza.

🎥 dn_osama
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The evacuation of the European Gaza Hospital is a humanitarian crash that has exacerbated the already dire medical situation in Gaza.

Healthcare facilities must be protected and should never be targets in any conflict.

Children Not Number continue to call for:

1️⃣ Protection of healthcare workers and facilities with the enforcement of international laws and conventions that protect these entities in conflict zones. 

2️⃣ The immediate provision of medical supplies, equipment, and personnel to address the critical healthcare needs.

3️⃣ An immediate and lasting ceasefire to prevent further destruction and ensure unobstructed access to humanitarian aid.

4️⃣ Amplified global pressure on all parties involved in the conflict to uphold humanitarian principles. 

5️⃣ Psychological and social support for healthcare workers affected by the ongoing violence.

🎥 Footage taken on 04/07 at the European hospital by two of our EGH nurses, @bella_mostafa @osamaduhair

The evacuation of the European Gaza Hospital is a humanitarian crash that has exacerbated the already dire medical situation in Gaza.

Healthcare facilities must be protected and should never be targets in any conflict.

Children Not Number continue to call for:

1️⃣ Protection of healthcare workers and facilities with the enforcement of international laws and conventions that protect these entities in conflict zones.

2️⃣ The immediate provision of medical supplies, equipment, and personnel to address the critical healthcare needs.

3️⃣ An immediate and lasting ceasefire to prevent further destruction and ensure unobstructed access to humanitarian aid.

4️⃣ Amplified global pressure on all parties involved in the conflict to uphold humanitarian principles.

5️⃣ Psychological and social support for healthcare workers affected by the ongoing violence.

🎥 Footage taken on 04/07 at the European hospital by two of our EGH nurses, @bella_mostafa @osamaduhair
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Since October 7th, the conflict in Gaza has resulted in over 15,000 children being orphaned. These vulnerable and traumatised children urgently require sustainable support solutions to ensure their safety and future. Immediate measures our team in Gaza are taking include providing shelters, food, clean water, and healthcare services. 

The global community must advocate for these children and offer both immediate relief and lasting support to help these children rebuild their lives and secure a brighter future.

Since October 7th, the conflict in Gaza has resulted in over 15,000 children being orphaned. These vulnerable and traumatised children urgently require sustainable support solutions to ensure their safety and future. Immediate measures our team in Gaza are taking include providing shelters, food, clean water, and healthcare services.

The global community must advocate for these children and offer both immediate relief and lasting support to help these children rebuild their lives and secure a brighter future.
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“In what is meant to be a joyous moment in their lives, pregnant women are enduring unimaginable terror and threat from bombardment.” 

The continued assault on the Gaza Strip has led to an alarming rise in indirect deaths among mothers and newborns. Immediate action is needed to address the urgent needs of expectant mothers in the besieged enclave to prevent further loss of life for both mother and child.

#childrennotnumbers #savegazachildren #medicalevacuations #savegaza #ceasefirenow #letaidintorafah #openthecrossing

“In what is meant to be a joyous moment in their lives, pregnant women are enduring unimaginable terror and threat from bombardment.”

The continued assault on the Gaza Strip has led to an alarming rise in indirect deaths among mothers and newborns. Immediate action is needed to address the urgent needs of expectant mothers in the besieged enclave to prevent further loss of life for both mother and child.

#childrennotnumbers #savegazachildren #medicalevacuations #savegaza #ceasefirenow #letaidintorafah #openthecrossing
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Hannah is another of our incredible international team members. As a part-time clinical midwife manager who also works in public health and parliamentary advisory roles, she volunteers her time as a Case Worker, supporting our patients and their families. 

Hannah is passionate about reproductive justice and viewing racism as a determinant of health, with extensive experience in teaching public health and antiracism. She is also an associate trainer for the charity Birthrights.

The ongoing breaches of international law and human rights compelled Hannah to join Children Not Numbers to assist in the treatment and medical evacuation of children in Gaza.  As a mother, she feels that it is her duty to advocate for the children of Gaza, where they are denied the basic rights they are entitled to.

#childrennotnumbers #savegazachildren #medicalevacuations #savegaza #ceasefirenow #letaidintorafah #openthecrossing

Hannah is another of our incredible international team members. As a part-time clinical midwife manager who also works in public health and parliamentary advisory roles, she volunteers her time as a Case Worker, supporting our patients and their families.

Hannah is passionate about reproductive justice and viewing racism as a determinant of health, with extensive experience in teaching public health and antiracism. She is also an associate trainer for the charity Birthrights.

The ongoing breaches of international law and human rights compelled Hannah to join Children Not Numbers to assist in the treatment and medical evacuation of children in Gaza. As a mother, she feels that it is her duty to advocate for the children of Gaza, where they are denied the basic rights they are entitled to.

#childrennotnumbers #savegazachildren #medicalevacuations #savegaza #ceasefirenow #letaidintorafah #openthecrossing
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Until 3 hours ago, we had almost 50 infants registered as receiving medical treatment at the European Gaza hospital. Sick, injured, with no way of transporting themselves from one of the accessible hospitals, they have nowhere to go and nowhere is safe. 
 
#notatarget #ceasefirenow

Video filmed by @aelaydi

Until 3 hours ago, we had almost 50 infants registered as receiving medical treatment at the European Gaza hospital. Sick, injured, with no way of transporting themselves from one of the accessible hospitals, they have nowhere to go and nowhere is safe.

#notatarget #ceasefirenow

Video filmed by @aelaydi
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Over 25% of cases registered with Children Not Numbers are those of children with chronic illnesses (excluding cancer cases).

The prevalence of chronically ill children in Gaza is a significant and growing concern, exacerbated by ongoing conflict and economic hardship. Gaza’s healthcare system is severely under-resourced and overwhelmed; frequent power outages, shortages of medical supplies, and restricted access to advanced medical treatments prevent doctors from providing adequate care and leading to deteriorating health and, in some cases, preventable fatalities. 

This situation highlights the urgent need for an international response to ensure that the chronically ill children of Gaza receive the medical treatments that they desperately need.

1️⃣ Pressure for policy change: Contact your government officials and international bodies to advocate for policies that increase humanitarian aid and ensure access to medical supplies in Gaza.

2️⃣ Advocate: Use your voice to raise awareness about the situation. Share on social media, write to your local representatives, and participate in advocacy campaigns to highlight the need for international support in Gaza.

3️⃣ Donate: Every donation makes a significant difference. Support us in providing medical aid and support to chronically ill children.

Over 25% of cases registered with Children Not Numbers are those of children with chronic illnesses (excluding cancer cases).

The prevalence of chronically ill children in Gaza is a significant and growing concern, exacerbated by ongoing conflict and economic hardship. Gaza’s healthcare system is severely under-resourced and overwhelmed; frequent power outages, shortages of medical supplies, and restricted access to advanced medical treatments prevent doctors from providing adequate care and leading to deteriorating health and, in some cases, preventable fatalities.

This situation highlights the urgent need for an international response to ensure that the chronically ill children of Gaza receive the medical treatments that they desperately need.

1️⃣ Pressure for policy change: Contact your government officials and international bodies to advocate for policies that increase humanitarian aid and ensure access to medical supplies in Gaza.

2️⃣ Advocate: Use your voice to raise awareness about the situation. Share on social media, write to your local representatives, and participate in advocacy campaigns to highlight the need for international support in Gaza.

3️⃣ Donate: Every donation makes a significant difference. Support us in providing medical aid and support to chronically ill children.
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Since October 7, the conflict in Gaza has resulted in a significant increase in the number of orphans, highlighting the severe humanitarian crisis unfolding in the region and the cost of violence on innocent children. 

The violence and widespread destruction has also torn apart countless families, leaving many children without parents. These young survivors are now facing immense psychological trauma and uncertain futures. With the loss of their primary caregivers, they struggle to find stability and support.

The situation is exacerbated by the limited access to basic necessities such as food, clean water, and medical care. Education, a critical pathway to normalcy and hope for these children, has been disrupted, further diminishing their prospects.

Children Not Numbers are working tirelessly to provide immediate, sustainable relief, but the scale of the need is overwhelming. The plight of these orphans underscores the broader human cost of the ongoing conflict, emphasizing the urgent need for a sustainable and peaceful resolution. The future of these children is dependent on the world’s response to this escalating crisis.

#childrennotnumbers #savegazachildren #medicalevacuations #savegaza #ceasefirenow #letaidintorafah #openthecrossing

Since October 7, the conflict in Gaza has resulted in a significant increase in the number of orphans, highlighting the severe humanitarian crisis unfolding in the region and the cost of violence on innocent children.

The violence and widespread destruction has also torn apart countless families, leaving many children without parents. These young survivors are now facing immense psychological trauma and uncertain futures. With the loss of their primary caregivers, they struggle to find stability and support.

The situation is exacerbated by the limited access to basic necessities such as food, clean water, and medical care. Education, a critical pathway to normalcy and hope for these children, has been disrupted, further diminishing their prospects.

Children Not Numbers are working tirelessly to provide immediate, sustainable relief, but the scale of the need is overwhelming. The plight of these orphans underscores the broader human cost of the ongoing conflict, emphasizing the urgent need for a sustainable and peaceful resolution. The future of these children is dependent on the world’s response to this escalating crisis.

#childrennotnumbers #savegazachildren #medicalevacuations #savegaza #ceasefirenow #letaidintorafah #openthecrossing
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Children Not Numbers worked with the team at Gaza Health Initiative to secure medication for Maryam, a young girl in Gaza suffering from a severe case of psoriasis. Our co-medical Director, Dr. Trish Scanlan, curated a prescription of medications to ensure Maryam’s recovery. 

This family has been displaced 5 times and had reached out to medical institutions throughout the Gaza Strip to source medical care for Maryam due to her rapidly deteriorating condition. None of the facilities had the capacity or resources to treat Maryam. 

The medication that she required is no longer readily available in Gaza due to the ongoing blockade causing supply chain disruptions and stringent restrictions on equipment allowed to enter Gaza. 

Despite the ever-present challenges associated with providing healthcare services on the ground, Children Not Numbers remain committed to delivering essential medical support, improving health outcomes, and offering hope to the most vulnerable in Gaza. We remain indebted to our aid distribution team on the ground to deliver the aid where it’s needed around the clock, at short notice and at the risk of their own safety.

Children Not Numbers worked with the team at Gaza Health Initiative to secure medication for Maryam, a young girl in Gaza suffering from a severe case of psoriasis. Our co-medical Director, Dr. Trish Scanlan, curated a prescription of medications to ensure Maryam’s recovery.

This family has been displaced 5 times and had reached out to medical institutions throughout the Gaza Strip to source medical care for Maryam due to her rapidly deteriorating condition. None of the facilities had the capacity or resources to treat Maryam.

The medication that she required is no longer readily available in Gaza due to the ongoing blockade causing supply chain disruptions and stringent restrictions on equipment allowed to enter Gaza.

Despite the ever-present challenges associated with providing healthcare services on the ground, Children Not Numbers remain committed to delivering essential medical support, improving health outcomes, and offering hope to the most vulnerable in Gaza. We remain indebted to our aid distribution team on the ground to deliver the aid where it’s needed around the clock, at short notice and at the risk of their own safety.
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