Christmas miracle in our Desert Flower Center

8-year-old emergency patient saved

On the first day after the operation
On the first day after the operation

One day before Christmas we want to share with you a particularly touching story from our Desert Flower Center in Berlin.

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Waris Dirie and the Desert Flower Foundation wish you Happy Holidays!

We will never give up!

Waris Dirie wishes Happy Holidays!
Waris Dirie wishes Happy Holidays!

Dear supporters of the Desert Flower Foundation,

I wish you ...

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DFF fighting against FGM worldwide

News from Australia, Egypt and Sierra Leone

Soheir al Batea´s death remains unpunished
Soheir al Batea´s death remains unpunished

FGM-murder remains unpunished

“Vice news” took a look into the whereabouts of the Egyptian doctor Raslan Fadl, who became the first doctor in Egypt ever to be convicted for female genital mutilation.

In January he was sentenced for two years jail for manslaughter and additional three months for performing FGM on a 13-year old girl who died of her wounds a few hours after being “operated” on.

But the convicted doctor never went to jail. Whereas the police states that they cannot find him, he still works in a public hospital und still practices FGM.

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Christmas surprise in our Desert Flower Center

Our Desert Flower Center´s self-support group is growing

Some women of the DFC self-support-group
Some women of the DFC self-support-group

The women of the Desert Flower Center´s self-support group receive a special Christmas surprise from Doctor Strunz and her team: Not only a reimbursement of their travel expenses, but also a wrapped gift.

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Mum is back!

From Wuyatta Genda, our team member in Sierra Leone

Salamatu posing with her sponsorhip funds
Salamatu posing with her sponsorhip funds

Salamatu Sillay was only three years old when her mother ran away and left her all by herself. Salamatu´s grandmother found the little abandoned Desert Flower and tried to find the parents in vain.

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