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We are working with Nikos and Katerina to create a safe place on the island of Lesbos for those who are escaping war and humanitarian crises. We want them to feel at home. We will also deliver warm meals to orphaned children and teenagers at the camp.

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23,429PLN
We need:
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Three-month-old Julienne Begins Nutritional Therapy.

Democratic Republic of Congo

The second largest country of Africa, full of paradoxes. On one hand, it is rich in natural resources (including cobalt, copper, coltan, crude oil, diamonds, gold); on the other hand, its inhabitants are among the poorest in the world. For decades, the DRC has been suffering from prolonged conflicts that have led to one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world.

Overview:
  • only 9.3% of the population have access to the acceptable minimum level of food every day
  • about 7.7 million people are coping with a serious lack of food safety
  • more than 4.6 million children suffer from malnutrition, including 2.2 million from serious, acute malnutrition
  • 47% of children below 5 years of age and 38% of women suffer from anemia
We take in at least

100

children a week in our nutrition center
In 2019, we have saved approximately

1 000

people from starvation

24.04.2018

Little Julienne is 3 months old. She is the eighth child in the family. She lives with her father in Rugari (Democratic Republic of Congo). Her mother recently died, likely due to a bad strain of malaria that led to anemia. The family tried to get her medical care but the rural health center in Rugari was not able to help her and sent her to a different clinic, which then transferred her to our hospital in Ntamugenga, since we’re the only place in the area offering blood transfusions.

Unfortunately, Julienne’s mother did not survive the trip to the hospital, which was her last resort. The father was left with seven of Julienne’s siblings. The children’s Grandmother helps him raise the children. Our nursing team in the nutrition center immediately offered the family care and put Julienne in the milk substitute feeding program for infants.

Ntamugenga is the only place in the area where those in need may pay a symbolic fee or often nothing at all to get milk for babies, milk that plays a huge role in saving these newborns’ lives yet is so difficult to obtain otherwise. From now on, little Julienne and her family will be looked after. We’ll offer them everything we can.

If you want to support Julienne’s therapy, donate a therapeutic meal.