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In this article from April 2016 (since reposted to this site) the AMURTEL Greece team shares the evolving needs of mothers and babies at Pireaus Port. It’s a hot day at the port, more like June than April. The sea breeze coming in over the water helps cools down the mothers and babies waiting outside our small camper cum Mother-Baby Area. We’re parked outside the port’s stone warehouse, a large windowless building converted into a temporary refugee shelter. Located midway between the...

In this article from January 2016 (since reposted to this site), AMURTEL Greece shares the challenges that faced pregnant women and mothers on their journey to safety. It was a swelteringly hot August day in Victoria Square, downtown Athens. Inside one of the many spontaneously erected refugee tents sat a very pregnant woman with two small children at her side. Even from outside on the pavement, we could see sweat on her brow as she fanned herself continuously and looked miserably uncomfortable. Seeing how...