Redefining Parenting; Birth Campaign
For Syrian families already struggling against the hardships they face as refugees, the arrival of a new-born is not only a time of joy but also concern.
Many – 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 the 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.
Even for those who are in refugee camps set up by international aid agencies or governments, or fortunate to be taken to hospital, the lack of financial help places further stress on them.
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.
Islamic Help will be providing expecting mothers with everything they require for a safe birth.
Through the ‘Birth’ programme, we will be covering hospital and delivery costs and immediate aftercare costs such as sanitary items, baby clothes, food and items needed for both mother and child.
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.
Please support our Birth: Supporting Syrian Mothers & Babies campaign.
- £1000 covers birth and after-care of one child, including: baby food, medical care and circumcision for baby boys.
- £500 feeds 2 new-born baby’s for 9 months.
- £300 provides 10 mothers with food throughout their labour and delivery.
- £150 provides Mother and baby essentials.
Indeed, the men who practice charity and the women who practice charity and [they who] have loaned Allah a goodly loan - it will be multiplied for them, and they will have a noble reward.
[Surah Al-Hadid 57:18]