Mother & Baby care for refugees in Greece
AMURT & AMURTEL volunteers in Greece addresses the very vulnerable conditions of pregnancy, birth and infancy in the refugee population. These women and babies are greatly affected by the lack of stable shelter, culturally familiar food and emotional support. The AMURT & AMURTEL staff are women trained in the care of mothers and infants. Volunteers and staff go regularly to the established refugee camps in the Athens area and offer help with breastfeeding, infant care, postpartum care of new mothers and assistance during birth if necessary. The project attempt to provide infant and mother care supplies that are as close as possible to what mothers are used to in their own countries. The project’s staff also continually search for ways of being emotional supportive in an appropriate cultural context.