Project HEALTHY BABY
Location: Epirus Region, Konitsa and Doliana and Silver Bay, Greece
Challenge: Refugee camps are often overwhelmed with the everyday needs of refugees living. As a results, the minimum requirements are met and volunteer organizations often fill in the cracks. In many camps, mothers are given three diapers a day for their infants and toddlers. This often means that babies are not being changed as often as they should be and get severe diaper rash and other complications from the lack of hygiene products that are available.
Purpose: For $70 USD we can put together an infant hygiene kit that will last six months for one infant. This kit will include diapers, wipes, diaper creme, baby bath wash, vaseline, hand sanitizer, sponge, cloths and small bags for diaper disposal. We will also be supplying much needed diapers in various camps as babies arrive.
We are a group of volunteers collecting urgently needed donations for those living in the Calais refugee camps. We believe that no person should be without access to basic human rights like shelter and warmth, and by collecting donations we can work to improve these conditions.
The situation in Calais is part of a wider migration crisis in Europe - caused largely by the displacement of people from war-torn countries such as Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan and Eritrea. In addition to offering support and assistance, we hope to change the perception of this crisis from one of hostility and fear to one of concern and compassion.
As of November 30th, 2016, we have $1,000 USD allocated for this project ready to purchase goods for newborn babies arriving very soon at both camp locations. Currently these funds are dedicated to 12 infants - 3 born and 9 on the way!
The items requested from the camp include: Nappies , Nappy cream (large tub), Baby lotion (500ml), Baby shampoo (500ml), Dummies, Baby bed/basket, Baby bath, Baby nail scissors, Thermos (500ml), Baby bed blanket, Baby bed sheet, Onesies, Beanies/hats, Gloves, Socks, Bibs, T-shirt, Baby wipes, Baby powder (500g)
We are overjoyed to announce that we just purchased 7,000 diapers to be delivered to babies living at the Silver Bay refugee camp.