Christian families in areas of Iraq controlled by the Islamic State were forced to flee their homes with infants in their arms and unable to take anything of value with them. The Christian families with very young children who fled the Nineveh Plain and Mosul need our help.
There is an urgent need for diapers for infants and toddlers. Some mothers have even cut up old or donated clothing to make diapers, but these are not absorbent. There is barely enough clean water to drink in some refugee areas and there is virtually no access to cleaning supplies for cloth diapers. This lack of clean diapers caused severe diaper rash and other illness in infants.
The Diapers for Refugees program is delivering 160,000 diapers every three months to Christian families in northern Iraq, and monthly deliveries are planned, funds permitting. The cost of a single delivery of 160,000 diapers is $18,000 or just 11 cents each. Every three months during 2016, we delivered enough diapers to supply about 300 families. This is the second year of the Diapers for Refugees program.
Please help us as we strive to reach our goal of 640,000 diapers delivered to Christian families in need in 2017.
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