Cancer is the main cause of death by disease in children. Every three minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide. This child might be someone you know and love. During 2013-2014 around 1200 children aged from 0-18 years old received treatment for cancer in Sulaimaniyah, this number includes old and new patients from all over Kurdistan and Iraq, refugees and IDPs. The estimated cost of treatment for every cancer-stricken child is more than $100,000.
Fortunately, children have a better chance of survival; around 80% of cancer-stricken children survive and live a full and healthy life. Kurdistan Save the Children pushed for this cure by providing diagnosed children and their families with social, psychological and financial support. You too can be part of treating a child with cancer- please donate to Kurdistan Save the Children.