Safe Mother and Baby Appeal
On Mother’s Day, Australia for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s charity in Australia, launched a Safe Mother & Baby Appeal with special lifesaving gift packages that can be bought and sent to women in refugee camps around the world, on behalf of Australian mothers, daughters and sons.
Just $26 can help save the lives of 10 mothers who are at risk of dying from complications from childbirth. These packages will help to ensure the safe delivery of babies in some of the world’s poorest countries, where maternal and infant mortality can be ten times higher than in Australia. UNHCR is providing the kits in Chad, Nepal, Bangladesh and Somalia.
Gift packages include:
$26 Clean Delivery Kits
10 kits containing an instruction sheet, soap, cotton baby wrap, plastic sheeting, a clean blade and string for the umbilical cord
$53 Midwife Delivery Kit
Supplies drugs, sterile dressings and other renewables for midwives
$100 Pregnant Women Packs
Provides nutritional supplements, baby blankets, baby clothes, and soap for 20 pregnant women
• Clean delivery kits cost only $2.66 each and the five simple items they contain can mean the difference between life and death for mothers and babies
• 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries
• Maternal and infant mortality can be ten times higher than in Australia
To purchase a gift package visit www.worldsbiggestpackage.com or phone Australia for UNHCR on 1300 361 288. A printable gift card is provided for each donation, which is tax deductible.