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Rola Hallam: The doctors, nurses and aid workers rebuilding Syria

Local humanitarians are beacons of light in the darkness of war, says humanitarian aid entrepreneur and TED Fellow Rola Hallam. She's working to help responders on the ground in devastated communities like Syria, where the destruction of health care is being used as a weapon of war. One of her campaigns achieved a global first: a crowdfunded hospital. Since it opened in 2017, the aptly named Hope Hospital has treated thousands of children. "Local humanitarians have the courage to persist, to dust themselves off from the wreckage and to start again, risking their lives to save others," Hallam says. "We can match their courage by not looking away or turning our backs."

  • Originally Aired May 15, 2018
  • Runtime 15 minutes
  • Production Code RolaHallam_2018U
  • Original Network YouTube
  • Parental Guideline TV-PG
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Rola Hallam Guest Star

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