BABY KITS MAKE THE BURDEN LIGHTER
The air is sweltering in the unfinished building where Enam and her 11-month-old daughter Jacqueline live. Their new home is a temporary refuge for them and 24 other families who fled Sinjar, Iraq due to extreme violence.
“People were being killed in front of us. Men, women, even children,” she recalls.
Their escape was not easy. Along with her husband, Enam travelled six days on foot through the mountains with Jacqueline, first to Syria and then to Dahuk.
“We didn’t know if we would make it, but I had to be with her,” Enam says. “If she died, I would die. And if she survived, I had to survive to take care of her.”
Thankfully, Enam’s family did survive the journey. But not everyone was as fortunate.
“Many women had to flee and some were pregnant,” she says. “Some even gave birth on the walk. One of my friends had a baby and he died. We had to keep going."
For moms like Enam, escaping violence is just the start of a long, difficult journey. Many have fled without the supplies they need to take care of themselves or their infants.
That’s why Baby Kits like the ones you can provide are so important. They include necessities like diapers, wipes and hygiene products to help take care of the basics, while mothers like Enam work tirelessly to find a safe place to raise their children.
“We really want to go home but we need peace,” she says. “I want peace for my baby.”
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Many mothers do not have the essentials to help care for their new born babies or infants.
Baby Kits help provide diapers, wipes, hygiene products and more.
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