January 2019 marked the 70th year of conflict between the Burmese army and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA). A dispute that has affected thousands of innocent villagers. The conflict has severe repercussions on daily life preventing people from farming and pursuing education. A beneficiary in this Health project said: “Every two or three months the Burmese army attacked our village, we had to run and hide in the forest, the Burmese army burnt our village and school, when they left, we came back and rebuilt our houses and school again.”
The Baby Kit and Health Care program continues to bring comfort and much-needed support to families as people struggle to maintain some normality.
Karen mothers in displaced communities have faced difficulty in raising their children safely as the items in the kits are not widely available to them. In addition, the information given in the health message allows for expectant mothers to properly prepare them to care for their babies.
Old traditions and lack of health education have held women back in raising their babies in the best manner possible. Over the years the project has allowed more than 2000 women and their babies to have a better future. Another beneficiary said “This is the first time I can clean my baby with soap, and I can see she is happy and healthy. I hope the project will continue to help other mothers and babies.”
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