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Creating A Safe Empowered Space for Refugee Mothers and Babies If you were a refugee woman without friends or family in a foreign country with an unknown language and unfamiliar customs and you were pregnant or had an infant, wouldn’t you be happy to find a safe women’s space for mothers and babies? Wouldn’t it be a relief to meet and befriend other mothers, listen to the healthy heartbeat of your unborn child and get help to nurse or feed your baby...

Empowering Refugee Mothers, Inspiring Change Summer Campaign 2018 #mama2mama On 14th June we started our summer campaign to enhance our Mothers Support Groups where pregnant women and refugee mothers with small children can come together to exchange ideas, share experiences, give and receive information, and at the same time, offer and receive support in breastfeeding, child rearing, and women’s health. This came as a need by the refugee mothers themselves who are always asking us • I don’t get enough healthy food-can I breastfeed my...

Empowering Refugee Mothers, Inspiring Change #mama2mama With this campaign we aim to enhance our Mothers Support Groups and help refugee mothers to empower each other on maternity issues related to parenting in a new culture, infant feeding, breastfeeding, healthy nutrition, caring for a newborn and many aspects of mother-infant care. Support our efforts to enhance our Mother Support Groups by • Donating • Sharing this campaign on your social media • Posting a picture with #mama2mama and mentioning AMURTEL Greece AMURTEL is an independent, neutral and impartial...

DEAR AMURTEL FRIENDS, It’s time again for our summer fundraising campaign! Our twice yearly campaigns, one in the summer  and the other at year’s end, go a long way to keep us afloat. Much of our income is from our individual donors and supporters like you who care about refugees, trust AMURTEL and value the work we are doing. As a grassroots organisation, our daily projects are dependent on individuals like you. We cannot do it without you! If you wish to get involved...

  Thanks to the international NGO, CARE, our pregnant women were gratefully accompanied by an AMURTEL/CARE social worker and Arabic or Farsi interpreter for their exams in the Greek public hospitals in the period between October 2017 and March 2018. Navigating the public hospital system is daunting even for Greeks but overwhelming for many refugee women who don’t know the Greek language or customs. Though AMURTEL offers midwifery care during pregnancy and postpartum, for further medical treatment and for the birth itself,...

Amurtel is excited to announce our newest renovations, unveiled April of 2018 – the Mother-Baby safe space area. Thanks to the sponsorship of Sporty’s International School in Elliniko, our Mother-Baby area has become more cozy and inviting. Upon entering AMURTEL, mothers are welcomed by our staff and find their spot on the comfy couch while they participate in one of our many Women Support Groups, ranging from breastfeeding to co-sleeping, or while they are waiting to see the midwife or the...

6 months have passed and here is a video to celebrate the anniversary of Amurtel's centre in downtown Athens ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfolOC1sb5Y Within the last 6 months, more than 1000 mothers from Syria, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Iran, Algeria, Morocco, Greece and so on, have come to our centre. 61 of these women have given birth and benefited from pre-natal and post-natal care given by our team. Women are coming to us with theirs infants, finding a warm, safe and friendly space. These women and children are...

After weeks of preparation and thanks to your generous help, the AMURTEL Mother-Baby Area in central Athens has opened its doors to refugee mothers and babies. At our new center we will: deliver antenatal and postnatal care to mothers and babies; address the critical needs of infant feeding from birth to two years of age; and provide a safe and relaxing environment for refugee mothers and babies. Midwives and breastfeeding specialists are here every day to assess pregnant women and mothers and...

Former long-term volunteer, Anastasia Shepherd, shares why you should consider volunteering with us. 1. A small, flexible team. Amurtel is an international organization, but the  team in Athens is very small and led by volunteers. While there are some benefits to working with a large organization, like having lots of funding, I have found small organizations like Amurtel are much more flexible and achieve results faster.  The refugee crisis is changing and morphing every day, and with a small team, you can...