OPERATION SOS INFANTS IN NEED (URGENCE PREMIER PAS)

LET CHILDREN GROW, NOT POVERTY.

The health crisis has forced more than 100,000 infants into poverty. The parents of these babies have become hugely dependent on food aid to feed their children and survive. 

And yet, those early days are so crucial! According to the French Ministry for Solidarity and Health, the first 1,000 days of a baby’s life have a huge impact on their future life as an adult.

In partnership with the French State Secretary for Childhood and Families and the “Agence du Don en Nature” (Agency for donations in kind), Break Poverty has committed to urgently help thousands of parents in poverty.

Our objective is to fulfil the basic needs of 50,000 infants by the summer of 2021.

 

Opération #Urgence Premiers Pas :

Faisons grandir les enfants, pas la pauvreté.

La crise sanitaire a plongé plus de 100 000 nouveau-nés dans la précarité. Des bébés dont les parents sont alors devenus massivement dépendants de l’aide alimentaire pour nourrir leurs enfants, pour survivre. 

Tout se joue pourtant dès les premiers pas ! Les 1 000 premiers jours d’un bébé sont déterminants pour l’adulte qu’il va devenir selon le Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé.

C’est pourquoi Break Poverty, en partenariat avec le Secrétariat d’Etat chargé de l’Enfance et des Familles et l’Agence du Don en Nature, s’est engagé pour répondre à l’urgence de milliers de parents en situation de précarité.

Notre objectif ? Couvrir les besoins de première nécessité de 50 000 nouveau-nés avant l’été 2021.

 

The early days are crucial !

53000

kits distributed

The operation was launched on 31 March 2021 by an initial distribution of kits to families at the welfare grocery store in Bourges, France.

Adrien Taquet, French State Secretary for Childhood and Families, was in attendance for the official launch.

The number of products distributed to date :

5900000

DIAPERS

2200000

TINS OF POWDERED MILK AND JARS OF BABY FOOD

Thousands of kits have been distributed by our partner the “Agence du Don en Nature” to local non-profits taking part in the operation, including child protection establishments (Apprentis d’Auteuil, SOS Villages d’enfant, Union pour l’enfance, etc.), but also social centres, community grocery stores and organisations providing assistance to migrants and emergency accommodation, as well as charities such as Secours Populaire, Les Restos du Cœur and the French Red Cross.

165000

HYGIENE PRODUCTS

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Each kit contains :

several weeks’ worth of diapers

hygiene products (wipes, cream and liquid soap)

tins of powdered milk for the baby’s age group

jars of baby food (for babies aged over 6 months only)

Kits delivered to families thanks to an unprecedented partnership

63

FRENCH COUNTIES COVERED

600

NON-PROFIT PARTNERS DISTRIBUTING THE KITS

What mothers have to say

The operation in the press !

SOS infants in need on the TF1 news! Special community weekend edition by Sylvie Pinatel.

Committed partners

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Facilitators supporting the operation

Photo credit : Rodrigo Peirera, Unsplash ; Guillaume Souvant-Sipa pour le Secrétariat d’Etat ; l’équipe de Break Poverty.

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