Toddlers can be challenging to weigh at visits and to entertain while their mothers chat, so NPI volunteer Michelle enlisted the help of some friends!
I write as a call to everyone not to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the current refugee crisis, but to focus on the little things that we as individuals can do. A post by Kirsty Carter, Volunteer.
Mahba (changing names for their security) gave birth to a 3lb preemie, and was sent ‘home’ to the camp. A post by by Linda Roberts, Volunteer.
Last week I stopped by a tent to say goodbye to a mother. Her newborn child, 3 weeks old, was sleeping on a pile of blankets on the concrete floor of the former factory turned refugee camp. No crib, no stroller, no new baby clothes. Sleeping on a concrete factory floor. A post by Meredith, Volunteer.
Yesterday I joined our midwife, Cecilia, and our translator, Selsabel, as NPI opened operations at the Elpída Home for Refugees. When we first entered, I was blown away by the facility. Unlike Sindos and Kalochori where each family occupies a tent, at Elpída each family has its own room within the building. The space is spartan, but there is access to indoor plumbing, kitchen facilities, a women’s area, and recreational zones for kids. A post by Meredith, Volunteer.