Bermudian Seeks To Help Refugee Babies

September 10, 2015

A former Warwick Academy student is doing her part to help refugee babies in Europe. Krisia Justeen [formerly Haynes] was moved to compassion to help provide slings for the Kos and Lesbos refugees.

The Bermudian teacher, who now lives in Denmark, has reached out to her friends to do something to help.

Last week the world saw the horrific headlines of a three-year-old toddler who drowned when he and his family’s small inflatable boat capsized trying to reach the Greek island of Kos from Turkey.

Every month, thousands of migrants from the Middle East, many from Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, risk their lives trying to reach the Greek islands of Kos, Lesbos and Chios, which are just four miles from Turkey.

Ms. Justeen said in a Facebook post: “I’m sure you have heard about the refugee situation. I, like many, have been feeling overwhelmed and a bit helpless.

“A group of moms here has made contact with someone helping refugees in Lesbos, Greece, and says that a lot of the moms are carrying babies and young children in arms and could really make good use of baby carriers.”

The group is doing their part to collect any type of baby carrier “in assisting a refugee to carry their child over the long stretch ahead of them.”

Ms. Justeen, said as one of the ways people can help, is to go can go to the Facebook page.

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