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Shevet Achim

Shevet Achim

Opening the doors of Israeli hospitals to our neighbours` dying children.

Medical facilities in Israel are among the world`s finest, yet kilometres away Arab children are dying for lack of care. This is particularly true for the hundreds born each year with congenital heart defects. Open-heart surgery can give most of these dying children a normal life, yet it is unavailable or inaccessible in their own areas.

Israeli doctors and hospitals are willing to rescue these children, and in most cases bear a majority of the expense themselves. Our role is to find the children, transport them to Israel, and provide financial support as needed.

Three families with recovering children

This photo was taken outside Shevet Achim`s Jerusalem guesthouse in May 2020 and shows three toddlers who are recovering from heart surgery, along with their Syrian and Iraqi Kurdish mothers.

Care for these children continues even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and all the restrictions that it has brought into being.

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