Pleadged to raise £5,000 for Islamic Help's Birth Campaign which supports Syrian Mothers and Babies. £5,000 will provide Birth & Family Aftercare x 5.
The ‘Birth’ program will be covering hospital & delivery costs and immediate aftercare costs, e.g. sanitary items, baby clothes, food & items needed for mother & child.
Islamic Help will be providing expecting mothers with everything they require for a safe birth.
Please read the following information from Islamic Help, on the Birth Campaign.
· Many Syrian refugees – especially those in unofficial refugee camps – face shortages of the essentials of life including food, water and shelter.
· With little or no financial support and a lack of medical facilities, the birth of a child not only places additional burdens on a family but brings with it the risk of endangering the baby’s life and that of the mother.
· Jordan houses nearly 3 million refugees, of which 630,000 are Syrians who have fled the conflict in their nation.
· It's estimated that on average 30 babies are born every day to Syrian refugee women in Jordan and a further 40 born every day into Syrian refugee families in Lebanon. For many, it is nearly impossible to cover the cost of delivery in a hospital.
Your donations will help in the following ways:
· Where a new-born or mother requires further care, we will do our best to provide this. At present, many women are forced to give birth at ‘home’ – even in makeshift tents - due to financial restrictions and in circumstances which are unsafe for mother and child.
· Many women are also unable to use hospital facilities, as they are unregistered refugees. The infrastructure in Jordan and Lebanon has been stretched to almost breaking point, due to the daily influx of thousands of refugees.
· With the help of our supporters, Islamic Help wants to help as many of these mothers as possible to safely give birth, to know that their new-born arrives into this world in a safe and caring environment.
· We want to establish a system which can support existing medical infrastructure and facilities, and develop a new one that caters to the needs of thousands of women and children.