Joel Nafuma Refugee Center opens safe space drop-in nursery for migrant refugee mothers and babies.
Rome's Joel Nafuma Refugee Center (JNRC) is launching a "Safe Space" Nursery project for refugee mothers and children at the American Episcopal Church of Rome, St Paul’s Within the Walls.
The project, organised in partnership with Medici per i Diritti Umani (MEDU) and the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR, is set to open on 5 November and will facilitate children up to the age of five.
JNRC says the space will be designated for "refugee mothers with babies who have nowhere else to go and need a calm, safe space where their babies can play, where they can rest and find peace, whether in transit, or living in Rome."
The facility will be open Mon-Fri from 09.00-14.00, with hygiene products and other items for babies provided free of charge. There will also be the possibility to see a doctor and psychologist.
Organisers are accepting donations of baby clothes, jackets and shoes, good condition strollers and diapers.
For more details about the work carried out at the JNRC see its website and Facebook page.