Mosawi Foundation: Embrace the Middle East
Mosawi Foundation: Embrace the Middle East
Mosawi Foundation: Embrace the Middle East

Embrace the Middle East

Embrace the Middle Eastis a Christian relief and development charity focused on one of the world’s most troubled and sensitive areas. Our vision is to transform the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged people in the Middle East by supporting the mission and ministry of local churches and Christian organisations bringing healing and hope through education, healthcare and community development. Known previously as Biblelands, and established in 1854, Embrace draws on many years of experience to guide and support a strong local Christian response to the unique challenges presented by this region. We are truly inter-denominational, working with partners from over a dozen different traditions. Our projects help people regardless of faith or nationality.
Learning dress-making skills Embrace partners with Tahaddi, a Lebanese charity that works to provide quality health and education services to economically and socially marginalised families in Beirut.
Olive picking in Palestine Embrace works with a range of partners to improve lives across Israel-Palestine.
Embrace projects pictured left to right above

For further information or if you would like to send a donation to support Embrace the Middle East please contact
www.embraceme.org


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Mosawi Foundation: Kamuli Mission Hospital
Mosawi Foundation: Kamuli Mission Hospital
Mosawi Foundation: Kamuli Mission Hospital

The Kamuli Mission Hospital Uganda

This Mission hospital, north of Kampala, is run by local nuns. Doctors from the UK and Sweden travel to work there, for weeks at a time, in a voluntary capacity and stay in newly built, dedicated accommodation for their sole use, as shown below during construction, but close to completion.
The words below are from Eleanor, Ali and May’s daughter, who volunteered to work at the hospital. Above is a picture of her with some children from the local village, who found seeing themselves in a photo on her phone absolutely hilarious!!
'In November 2015 I was very fortunate to travel approximately 4,000 miles across the world to the small village of Kamuli which is about 4 hours outside of Entebbe, the capital of Uganda.
I will be honest and say that I wasn’t looking forward to it. I was nervous of being out of my comfort zone, witnessing death and disease, being away from my family and also not being a help to anyone as I am not a qualified nurse.
The accommodation for visitors was fantastic, which was sponsored by our Foundation. It has made a huge difference to the hospital and their staff as they can accommodate the doctors and volunteers now, which almost halves their work and honestly saves more lives.
The conditions in the hospital are better than they were, but still not great. Cleanliness is a problem as well as a lack of electricity. Apart from the mosquitos which spread Malaria, there are also dozens of bats which frequent the wards and they carry Ebola and HIV.
In 2 weeks I witnessed 4 still born births, which as you can imagine, is utterly heart breaking. It can be for many reasons and when I asked they said this is totally normal. That means that around a hundred new born babies die every year because of the poor quality of life and care that they receive. Money goes a long way in Africa but especially in Kamuli. The average person earns roughly £50 a year. From our perspective, that is very low and there is so much we can do to help them that could literally change their lives.'

In August 2017, due to the success of the Kamuli Friends Charity’s fundraising efforts a new surgical ward was commissioned, which incorporated a paediatric unit and these building works were completed in 2018 and now enable both staff and patients to enjoy the benefits of a modern and purpose-built hospital wing.

For further information or to support the hospital either financially or by offering your time and talents please contact www.friendsofkamulimissionhospital.org


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Mosawi Foundation: Turquoise Mountain
Mosawi Foundation: Turquoise Mountain
Mosawi Foundation: Turquoise Mountain

Turquoise Mountain

Founded in Afghanistan in March 2006 by HRH The Prince of Wales, the Turquoise Mountain began by focusing on the regeneration of the Old City of Kabul and the sustainable development of the Afghan crafts industry.
The Old City of Kabul was buried under two metres of garbage, had no running water, drainage or electricity, and its houses and historic buildings were in ruins, as the ‘before and after’ pictures highlight below.
Mosawi Foundation: Turquoise Mountain Mosawi Foundation: Turquoise Mountain
Since the regeneration began the Turquoise Mountain has trained 6,000 artisans, restored or rebuilt 150 historic or community buildings in the old city of Kabul, set up a local primary school and family health clinic.
This very special community is enjoying a renewed sense of pride and national identity and is giving hope, precious training and skills to be able to pass down to the next generation.
Since 2019 the Turquoise Mountain has several urban regeneration projects in Jordan including an education centre, carpentry and stone masonry workshops for both Jordanian and Syrian training beneficiaries.

For further information please contact turquoisemountain.org


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Mosawi Foundation: Refugee Camp in Erbil, Iraq
Mosawi Foundation: Refugee Camp in Erbil, Iraq
Mosawi Foundation: Refugee Camp in Erbil, Iraq

Refugee Camp in Erbil, Iraq

The Iraqi Red Crescent and other health organisations are working tirelessly to supply regular aid and medical supplies to the refugee camps outside Mosul.
As the pictures show men, women and children queue to be given urgent and lifesaving medical treatment and advice.
Organisations meet to ensure the refugees’ needs are met through the "health cluster", which meets once a week to coordinate health issues in the camps. This avoids duplication of work with other organisations, whilst answering to a clear need for medicine among the people who have had to flee Mosul.
The refugees have access to a health clinic one day a week, where there is a male and female doctor, with a small pharmacy, that they bring with them each time they visit. There are many camps and many humanitarian organisations that provide healthcare - but not for this camp. It is heart breaking to see the ocean of uprooted humanity in these camps.
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Mosawi Foundation: Refugee Camp in Dibaga, Iraq
Mosawi Foundation: Refugee Camp in Dibaga, Iraq
Mosawi Foundation: Refugee Camp in Dibaga, Iraq

Refugee Camp in Dibaga, Iraq

Tens of thousands of people have fled from Mosul over the last year. Many of these people are living in other parts of the country, including makeshift camps like Dibaga, which has around 550 families (1500 people).
They live in tented communities around the area and currently the situation on the ground is not good. There are only 10 toilets for everyone to use so sanitation is bad and the village leaders spoke of their fears that sickness and disease will spread and without food or medicine the situation will deteriorate quickly.
In May 2015, TMF supplied medicines, hygiene kits and water tanks. We were told that this donation came just in time as summer had arrived and temperatures had hit 40 degrees. Many people had no way of transporting water from the central tank and were doing so in small water bottles or worse, empty petrol cans.
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Mosawi Foundation: World Sight Foundation
Mosawi Foundation: World Sight Foundation
Mosawi Foundation: World Sight Foundation

World Sight Foundation

The World Sight Foundation was founded in 2012, by Tony Chignell, with its main objective of improving ophthalmic education in the developing world and to contribute to the solving of world blindness which stands at about 36 million people. We especially concentrate on courses for those doing primary care i.e. the people from whom the patient first seeks help.
These courses, mainly conducted by volunteer ophthalmic staff from the United Kingdom, have developed so that they consist of our own brand of interactive lecturing and of skills-based clinical teaching to ensure that attendees not only get their knowledge updated but also, and most importantly, have their examination skills enhanced.
The teaching is general in nature but we do sometimes highlight certain conditions - for example the rising prevalence of diabetes throughout the world with its potentially blinding consequences.
We also ask local experts to contribute so that we have expertise in any particular local ophthalmic problem.
We are now working in India, Africa and China and hopefully we will start fresh initiatives in the Philippines and Brazil.
In many of these countries primary eye care is delivered by personal other than doctors for example ophthalmic nurses or ophthalmic clinical officers - most of these professionals receive very little in the way of postgraduate education, and our ambition is to improve standards of this cadre for the benefit of those that they serve - the poorest and most in need.
Our ambition is to ensure that attendees are better able to recognise and treat simple ophthalmic conditions with confidence and accuracy and also have the ability, through proper examination, to identify serious and potentially blinding eye diseases needing referral to a specialist centre.
We wish those we teach to be encouraged and inspired to become the architects of their own educational development.

Our ethos is summed up by our moto which is:
"If we treat, we help now but if we teach, we help for ever"

For further information please visit   worldsightfoundation.com
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