Give newborns a better start

41 million people were internally displaced by conflict in 2018*. HOISK and NGO “A drop in the Sea” are cooperating on a project in Greek refugee camps in 2019. The aim is to secure pregnant women before giving birth.

HOISK mumbags are delivered with clothes and blankets for mum and baby before delivered to pregnant women in one of the camps. After this pilot we aim to keep on helping as long as there is a need. Refugees receive little aid in Greece. “A drop in the Sea” is one of the few organisations in the area helping out.

Read more: “Dråpen i Havet”

“The purpose of A Drop in the Ocean is to provide support for people who are on the run, as well as to spread the word about the current situation for refugees and migrants. Where appropriate, our main focus will be on helping children and their mothers. A Drop in the Ocean was founded in September 2015, and has since then organised more than 5500 volunteers to go to Greece, where the need for help is high.” 

Our goals:

#3: ENSURE HEALTHY LIVES AND PROMOTE WELL-BEING FOR ALL AT ALL AGES
This Goal includes a comprehensive agenda for tackling a wide range of global health challenges, from tuberculosis and AIDS to traffic accidents and alcoholism. Goal 3 also calls for achieving “universal health coverage”; reducing illness and death caused by pollution; and increasing the global health workforce, especially in the world’s poorer countries.

Our contribution:
”By using the mumbag with insect repellent mosquito nets we can reduce malaria
— https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg3
#5: ACHIEVE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN AND GIRLS
Equality and empowerment includes freedom from discrimination and violence. It also includes making sure woman have their equal share of leadership opportunities and responsibilities, as well as property ownership and other concrete reflections of power in society. Note that the Targets for this Goal make several references to the need to be nationally “appropriate” in interpreting what they mean.

Our contribution:
«Empower women by securing basic needs for mum and baby the first six months.
— https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg5
#10: REDUCE INEQUALITY WITHIN AND AMONG COUNTRIES
The world is astonishingly unequal: the richest 80 people have the same wealth as the bottom 3.5 billion. The Goal includes a range of measures, including regulation of the financial markets, to make the playing field more level. Importantly, it also covers the issue of migration, which should be “orderly, safe, regular and responsible.”

Our contribution:
”Support migrating families.
— https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg10
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*Source: IOM - UN Migration