March kicked off the 2017 Diapers for Refugees delivery program in Iraq. Our ministry partners in Iraq are continuing to roll out diapers from our first distribution. In May, four more Christian refugee camps received diaper and sanitary pads.
On May 1, 75 families received 2 packs of diapers, totaling 150 diaper packs distributed. Later that day in another camp, 50 families each received two packs of diapers, totaling 100 packs delivered.
On May 4, 68 Christian families in a refugee camp received two packs of diapers. The largest distribution happened on May 13, when 430 packs of diapers were distributed to 215 Christian refugee families. At this camp, we were also able to provide 400 packs of sanitary pads to the women of the camp. Each woman received two packs each.
The Diapers for Refugees program is currently delivering 160,000 high quality disposable diapers to Christian families in northern Iraq every three months. The cost of a single shipment of diapers is $18,000. This cost has remained stable since the start of the program in 2016. The cost per diaper is only 11 cents each.
Please help us as we strive to reach out goal of 640,000 diapers delivered to Christian families in need in 2017.