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AMURTEL is still active on the ground despite the fact that our center for mothers and infants is closed and we are no longer able to access the refugee camps directly. Our services have all moved online and we are working hard to let mothers know that we are still here to support them.

 

AMURTEL Greece has embarked on a unique vision of cooperation by joining a collaborative fundraising effort to help refugees whose already dire situation is compounded by COVID 19. Not only will your heartfelt support help refugees, it will also be a building block to breaking down barriers of separation and help create a stronger community of cooperation.

AMURTEL’s women’s center in Athens, Greece is open to all women but mainly serves refugee and migrant women from middle eastern and African countries.

Women come to us to receive:

  • The opportunity to create community with other mothers in order to overcome the often devastating effects of isolation and loneliness
  • Empowerment as mothers, to mother their babies in the best possible way despite the challenging situations they face
  • Individualized midwifery care during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Education and support for breastfeeding and all aspects of infant feeding
  • Group sessions on many topics including reproductive health, family planning, infant care, breastfeeding and infant nutrition in Arabic, Farsi, French and English

AMURTEL (Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team Ladies) is an international grassroots women’s NGO with projects world-wide.

For many women in times of crisis, their main concerns focus around the well-being of their children and family. Disasters can make women more susceptible to post-traumatic stress, depression, or lingering shock and grief. Pregnant and postpartum women and babies are often especially vulnerable.

In Greece, we aim to provide safe, all female environments for women during pregnancy and infancy to care for themselves, for each other and for their children.

We are a multicultural team of women providing both individual and group services by midwives and lactation consultants in our day center in downtown Athens as well as in refugee camps and other community venues.