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CINI on front page of DOD website
CINI makes the front page of the U.S. Department of Defense website with recognition of their efforts to selflessly help Iraqi children. Read the full story here.
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What We Do
Children in Need International (CINI) is a non-profit organization that assists children around the world in obtaining the acute medical care they need and deserve. Due to the severity of injury/illness and the complexity of the care required, it is usually necessary for more than one organization to bring their resources to bear. Therefore, the child's recovery is often due to the partnership of numerous organizations, working together towards one extraordinary goal.
Children in Need International is often the organization that provides the resources where gaps are found. Below are some of the services we provide:
- Roundtrip transportation from home to site of medical care
- Hotel and/or living arrangements for child's escort during the duration of care
- Travel documentation assistance (coordinating Visa and passport approvals, etc)
- Medical escort service during commercial transport
- Monetary assistance for medical costs
- Coordination/handling of media coverage when necessary
- Supplemental funding for medicines
Traditionally, each child's case is unique. In some instances, full medical costs are born by a hosting hospital. In others, only doctor's costs are covered, but daily care is not. Sometimes, transportation is covered by another charitable entity, in others not. Travel documentation is coordinated on a case by case basis by CINI and their partners. Living quarters for supporting family members, long-term hosting for care and feeding of family members, as well as long-term support for the child in need are also areas that can only be met by the coordinated efforts of several organizations and individuals.
CINI serves as a "clearing house" to identify those gaps that exist, by providing monetary assistance or by finding additional donors to help. It is essentially the bridge that brings together many entities resulting in holistic care from the time they arrive until they return home.