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.
Women & Children in Emergencies
Maria Samillano’s simple life with her husband and three children was agitated when super typhoon Haiyan smashed its way to her coastal village in Laua-an, Antique, Philippines. Haiyan completely destroyed her small house made of bamboo and even disrupted her livelihood.
“I realized that even I’m a person with disability, I can still achieve my goals.”
This is what Evelyn Tangile proudly shared when asked about what she has learned from all the activities she participated with international aid organization CARE.
It was a sunny morning in the laid-back village of Plaridel in the town of Dagami, Leyte. People started entering a small community chapel to attend CARE’s Community Risk Assessment training.
Rania, 36 years old, Hana, 32 years old, and Ghosoun, 41 years old, used to meet every day back in Homs in Syria to gossip about the things they wanted to buy, what they would wear for a party and upcoming weddings.
Many refugees have dubbed the journey to Europe as the ‘Death Road’ due to its perilous nature and high mortality rates, especially at sea. Despite this, thousands continue to make the trip with over 3,500 people this year already having lost their lives at sea.
A week ago, all alone and in labor, Mariam, 37, rushed herself to the hospital to give birth to her tiny daughter, Aya. With her relatives and husband in Syria, Mariam has had few people to rely upon for helping cover expensive medical services or running household errands.
KATHMANDU (October 13, 2015) — Having gotten through the heavy rains of the Monsoon in temporary shelters, 2.8 million people in Nepal are soon to face freezing temperatures with the onset of winter.