Doctors of the World

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Doctors of the World USA cares for the world's most vulnerable people, wherever they are. It is a US medical and humanitarian non-profit that is part of the global Médecins du Monde (MdM) network. Founded in France in 1980, MdM cares for the most vulnerable through 350 programs in 79 countries, including in the United States.

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Petitioning Barack Obama

Call on President Obama to Turn Syria’s Lights Back On

Syria is in flames. The international community has to find a path to a peace settlement. It is not enough to defend our values at home, in our newspapers and in our institutions. We also have to defend them in the refugee camps of the Middle East, and the ruined ghost towns of Syria – Angelina Jolie Lights going out Satellite images show that 83% of the lights in Syria have gone out since March 2011. Four years of brutal conflict have plunged Syria’s people into the dark. Millions have been forced to flee their homes, and many are struggling to access the food, water, and shelter they need to survive.   Meanwhile, highly-publicized violence by cross-border terrorist groups has spread fear and refocused the world's attention on Syria. But it has also distracted from the daily suffering of ordinary Syrians, and from the violations of international law and human rights committed by all sides.  As the civilian death toll rises, it is clear that we must call on the President to do more to drive away the darkness and help turn Syria’s lights back on. After Four Years of Conflict 83% of lights are out across Syria 97% lights are out in Aleppo 35% of lights are out in Damascus Governorate Over 200,000 people killed since 2011 10 million people have fled their homes 3 million school-aged Syrian children are no longer in school Light in the darkness Ordinary Syrians are showing extraordinary courage in the face of fear and suffering. Teachers are risking their lives to keep schools running; volunteer rescue workers are pulling people from bombed out buildings; and doctors are operating with the light of mobile phones to save the wounded. Driven by the human impulse to help their fellow citizens, protect their families, or simply to survive another day, these ordinary heroes are the chinks of light in the darkness. We must stand #WithSyria and demand that our leaders do more to end the suffering and bring about a solution to this conflict. Time to act In February 2014 the UN called for an end to attacks on civilians, and more humanitarian aid for the millions in need. Since then, over 15,000 civilians have been killed, many of them children.  Access to relief has not improved; humanitarian funding has fallen compared to needs. This must change. President Obama must do more to end the suffering of the Syrian people. Sign the petition now [LINK] About #WithSyria The #WithSyria is a movement of over 130 organisations and people around the world not taking sides, but standing in solidarity with those caught in conflict. Banksy lent his support and this image to the #WithSyria movement to say: there is always hope. [Include girl with a red balloon image]   Doctors of the World USA, a member of the global Médecins du Monde network, is proud to be a member of the #WithSyria campaign. Médecins du Monde provides medical care to vulnerable Syrians inside and outside Syria.

Doctors of the World
11,685 supporters
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Petitioning Time Magazine

Help Make Ebola Healthcare Workers Time Magazine's Person of the Year

Doctors of the World USA is a non-profit organization that is part of the global Médecins du Monde network. It provides emergency and long‐term medical care to vulnerable people, while fighting for equal access to healthcare worldwide. Founded in France in 1980, the network operates 350 programs in 79 countries, including the United States. As part of these 79 programs, Doctors Of The World is working tirelessly in West Africa to prevent the spread of Ebola. In Liberia, we train Ebola health workers and support 5 health centers. In Sierra Leone, we treat Ebola patients deep in the country’s interior. And in Mali and Ivory Coast, we are preparing communities to prevent Ebola's spread. Thanks to workers from organizations like ours, thousands upon thousands of lives have been saved. However, in order to beat Ebola for good, we need to extinguish every last case. The only way to make this goal real is by supporting the Ebola healthcare worker and raising awareness about the disease. Unfortunately, due to the remote nature of many areas affected by Ebola, a lot of these healthcare workers’ heroic efforts have gone unseen, and are relatively unpublicized in the western world. As one of the organizations on the ground, we want to ensure that Ebola healthcare workers receive the credit they deserve, and that the seriousness of the situation is communicated to everyone. That’s why we’re asking Time Magazine to make the Ebola Healthcare Worker their person of the year for 2014. In our opinion these workers have been the bravest, most selfless people of the year. Please sign this petition and help us achieve our goal. Perhaps at the same time, we’ll help raise the awareness needed to finally put an end to this deadly outbreak.

Doctors of the World
12,255 supporters