Thi Mom, 47, has a lot of responsibility resting on her slim shoulders. The mother-of-four not only cares for her children and young grandchild but also for her husband, who has a disability which means he has been unable to walk for the past nine years.
A disaster response should first and foremost meet people’s immediate needs to help them face the challenges caused by an emergency situation.
When disaster strikes, it is those with the least support who are some of the most affected. Maya, 54, has had no one but herself to rely on during the recent drought affecting much of Cambodia.
Imagine being pregnant but having to choose between eating enough food and drinking enough water. For the last month this has been the reality for Vann, 24, a young woman from Koh Kong in Cambodia.
The Philippines is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world and the Filipino farmers are directly affected by typhoons and dry spell.
In recent days we’ve been hit with a seemingly ceaseless cycle of disastrous news – from the terrorist attacks in Belgium and Pakistan to the protracted crisis in Syria.
Collective savings and access to loans have helped a group of women in Ethiopia cope longer with the ongoing drought, but now resources are running out.
In the small village of Maboleo in northeastern Tanzania, Rehema Sharia is a 13-year-old girl living with her grandmother. Like many young girls, she dreams of becoming a doctor. But darkness was a major obstacle to achieving her dream.