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Advent Collection helps pregnant refugees
Caritas Finland’s Advent aims to help Syrian refugees: Caritas Finland supports pregnancy care for refugee women in Lebanon through a Caritas Lebanon project. In June 2016, the number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon was more than a million. The refugee influx has increased the demand on health care services in Lebanon. For instance, in December 2012, 40% of primary healthcare visits in the country were made by Syrian refugees, causing a strain on healthcare staff and equipment.
Caritas Finland's Advent Collection supports Caritas Lebanon's pregnancy care project for refugee women in Rayfoun, Sad El Baouchriyeh and Sidon in Lebanon. The project provides regular free curative and preventive obstetric medical consultations, including free ultrasonography tests during pregnancy and gyneacology consultations. It also provides pregnancy and breastfeeding vitamins and medicines.
Caritas Finland’s Collection Account number is FI73 8000 1270 1545 04 and the reference number for the Advent Collection is 2231. Collection Permit: POL-2015-1542. More information about the Collection is available online at: www.caritas.fi/advent-collection.
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