Any amount makes a difference. Thank you for sacrificing to change the life of someone affected by war.
Every year approximately 6 million children die before they reach age 5. Basic care including immunizations, deworming medications, malaria prevention education and malaria treatment will help them survive and make them strong and healthy.
Pregnant women living in war zones are some of the most vulnerable people in the world. Due to poor medical facilities and limited access to trained medical workers, many women lack prenatal care and deliver on the run or in unsanitary conditions with dirty instruments. GRI meets women where they are and provides prenatal care, prenatal vitamins, soap, scalpel, plastic mat, cotton wool, sutures, baby blanket, post delivery care. This care will make the difference between life and death for the mother and the infant.
Most of GRI’s projects rely on medics who are people on the run from war with a desire to learn and help their people. GRI’s medic trainings vary from 2 weeks to 6 months in length. Each trained medic receives a backpack, latex gloves, basic medications, ointments, malaria test kits and examination tools to assist them as they move around their communities preventing and treating illnesses.
GRI staff members frequently come across orphaned children in our projects. They have lost their parents to disease or war and face a hopeless future. GRI places them in the care of our staff or host families and provides them with clean water, food & medical care.
Accessible and sustainable food is a major challenge in all places were GRI works. Therefore the need to plant crops is essential to sustain life. This support includes seeds, tools and agricultural mentorship to produce long term crops. This will provide a sustainable food source for the displaced people we serve and also in the long term helps GRI minimize program costs for malnourished children and adults.
GRI’s medics are trained displaced people with a desire to serve their fellow refugees. GRI trains them and then pays them a monthly salary for 6 months so they can get started in the work while providing for their families. This sponsorship also helps to refill their backpacks with needed supplies.
Poor sanitation can lead to dysentery, cholera and disease outbreaks among people fleeing from war. GRI can prevent these outbreaks by providing supplies and employing the refugees to dig the pits and install the latrines. Each latrine will provide proper sanitation to approximately 2,000 people.