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05/05/2017 - 16:11hs
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Campaign to assist refugee mothers

The UNHCR launched a fundraising initiative to help pregnant women or women with children who live under refugee status. Donations can be made online.



São Paulo – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has launched a fundraising campaign to assist refugee women or women with children. The UNHCR is asking for online donations. Proceeds will be used in assisting with prenatal and post-partum procedures, access to food and basic healthcare for mothers and infants. To donate go to https://doar.acnur.org/acnur/maes.html.

The latest UNHCR report on the subject shows that women 49% of refugees are women. The organization adds that women and children under refugee status are extremely vulnerable. Any enquiries regarding donation procedures can be sent to ONU_refugiados@unhcr.org.

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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