Medium-sized, European printing ink specialist Doneck has concluded a new cooperation contract with CARE Luxembourg. The new concept was developed especially for the Doneck Network. In the Jordanian refugee camp of Azraq, children, young people and adults are to receive psychological and mediation-based support and care.
A sustainable partnership for support of the most vulnerable
With the help of the donations, two birth clinics in Niger were connected to a clean water supply including solar power supply in the first two years of the project, 2016 and 2017. Midwives no longer have to carry water from the spring to the clinic and the hygiene standard has been considerably improved thanks to clean potable water from the mains. In 2018, together with Doneck, CARE defined the focus of its social engagement on a newly developed, innovative food project. In 59 villages the health of children aged from 6 - 23 months was assessed. Children with malnutrition were then taken care by CARE in a nutrition project. Their mothers went to "Nutrition schools" in their villages to learn how to prepare calorie-rich meals with the extremely nutritious leaves of the Moringa tree. Many children were much better after two weeks so that mothers were able to continue to nurse them on their own. CARE staff also visited the homes of affected families to see whether what had been learned was being applied at home. This project has laid a good foundation for fighting malnutrition. "The project has been that successful that it should be extended", says Frédéric Haupert, National Director, CARE Luxembourg.
Together against child trauma
With the future support in the Jordanian refugee camp, traumatised Syrian children and families will receive psychological help and support. In total, 36,000 people live here in a desert camp, not far from the border and their old homes. As refugees, they suffer from depression, uncertainty, boredom and high levels of stress. To improve this desperate situation and to offer the refugees a good perspective, CARE is offering conversation and mediation. In February 2019 the Doneck employees were able to find out about the refugee camp and the people who live there in the "Dear Syria" exhibition. Further employee-involvement opportunities are planned for this year.
Photo: Frédéric Haupert, National Director CARE Luxembourg, Arndt Breitbach Managing Director Doneck Network (Doneck Network)
Editors: Doneck Euroflex & Care Luxembourg