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December 19, 2018, fundraising campaign MAMA2MAMA December 18, 2018 - 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… Continue Reading
Summer Campaign 2018, Why we need your help June 15, 2018 - 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… Continue Reading
AMURTEL announces the kick off summer campaign 2018 June 15, 2018 - 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.… Continue Reading
AMURTEL IS ABOUT TO START ITS SUMMER CAMPAIGN June 8, 2018 - 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,… Continue Reading
A Sad Farewell to the Hospital Accompaniment Program June 8, 2018 -   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… Continue Reading
Our Renovated Mother-Baby Safe Space Area June 8, 2018 - 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… Continue Reading
AMURTEL’s International Newsletter has an article on our work! September 13, 2017 - Our work in Greece has been written about in the AMURTEL International Newsletter.  We've reproduced it here for you to read. You can see the rest of the newsletter on the AMURTEL website.  Thank you to all of our contributors for helping us make this project possible!   Continue Reading
Amurtel Centre in Athens 6 months’ Anniversary April 28, 2017 - 6 months have passed and here is a video to celebrate the anniversary of Amurtel's centre in downtown Athens ! 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… Continue Reading
Volunteer in Mother-Baby Area Our new Mother-Baby Area is now open! October 14, 2016 - 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… Continue Reading
Five reasons to volunteer with AMURTEL in Athens September 7, 2016 - 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,… Continue Reading