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February 2017 Entry

Nutritional Support for Refugees

Brooke Bauer
Buffalo · Iowa
Overview
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Nurture Project International supports refugee families in Greece and Jordan. Our teams are comprised of qualified, skilled volunteers who support mothers by building mother and baby tents where mothers can rest, eat, warm-up, and feed their babies in a safe, welcoming, and peaceful environment. Our families receive prenatal care from our midwives and childbirth instructors, lactation support is available for breastfeeding mothers and we provide education and supplies for safe bottle feeding for mothers who are using artificial milk. We distribute care packs with essential supplies and we provide nutritional support through distribution of food packs and micronutrient sachets.

How will you use the $10k?

We would like to receive funding specifically for food packs and supplies, baby milk, and micronutrient powders.

What impact do you hope to make?

We support refugee families who are fleeing war and crisis. The majority of the families we support in both Greece and Jordan are Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Currently tens of thousands of pregnant women and millions of children are leaving their homes to seek refuge from war and disaster. When the refugees enter the camps where we are they have nothing. Refugee children also face unimaginable health consequences from malnutrition, unsanitary conditions, and poverty. During emergency situations disease and death rates among under-five children are generally higher than for any other age group, with the highest risk for infants. We provide food, care, and support to these families. Our work fills in specific gaps and saves lives.

Other Details
Nutritional Support for Refugees
Nutritional Support for Refugees

August 2016
-Assess camps for specific micronutrient risk factors
-Continue to order and produce food packs
September 2016
-Order micronutrient packs based on assessment
-Continue to order and produce food packs
October 2016
-Delivery and implementation of micronutrient sachets
-Continue to order and produce food packs
November 2016
-Delivery and implementation of micronutrient sachets.
-Continue to order and produce food packs
December2016
-Delivery and implementation of micronutrient sachets.
-Continue to order and produce food packs
January 2017
-Delivery and implementation of micronutrient sachets.
-Continue to order and produce food packs.
-Evaluate and assess micronutrient risk factors

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