We are absolutely delighted to announce that a newborn baby from Syria is the first child to benefit from a joint initiative that provides babies in war-torn countries with a safe place to sleep.
Little Jamilla has been helped by a programme delivered by Save the Children in Greece where our British Baby Boxes are being handed out to new mothers in refugee camps.
The start-up packs include one of our Adorable Boxes filled with blankets, clothing, nappies, wipes and soap.
We are thrilled to be involved in such an important scheme, targeting some of the most vulnerable women and children in the world right now.
After all, our British Baby Boxes provide babies with a comfortable, practical, portable and safe place to sleep and this project allows Save The Children to respond quickly to the needs of the youngest children of Syria displaced or affected by the conflict.
Since 2012 Save The Children has led a large, complex response to the war in Syria, reaching children and families in besieged areas, refugee camps and host communities.
The British Baby Box initiative is being introduced in Greece where more than 80,000 Syrian refugees have fled in the last year.
Of those, 1,000 have given birth in Greek refugee camps in 2016 alone.
A spokesperson for Save The Children said: “Two month old Jamilla from Syria is the first baby to receive a British Baby Box, a unique invention that offers the babies a safe place to sleep and an equal start in life.
“Until a few days ago, Jamilla had no bed and slept with her parents, because of overcrowding in accommodation.
“We would like to thank UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in Greece Greece European Commission, ECHO, The European Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, and the UBS Optimus Foundation for supporting this important program, protecting the lives of babies of refugees and immigrants in Greece.”
All British Baby Boxes come with a lid which can be used as a changing mat facility and are fitted mattress with an attached waterproof mattress cover and 100% organic cotton fitted sheet.
To donate to Save the Children’s Syria crisis appeal visit http://www.savethechildren.org.uk or call 0800 8148 148 to donate by phone.