Author: Léa Salwan

Treating the sick today and being prepared for tomorrow

By Francis Markus, IFRC The radiologist opens the bamboo gate to the X-ray tent and four year old Nur Kolima heads gingerly in to lie down on the bed for his image to be taken. His mother, Fatima, is taking no chances with his cough symptoms. “I had three children, but my little boy, aged 10 months died of fever,” she says with a blank expression. The family, who arrived three months ago, fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, had taken the child to a traditional community healer, but he was not able to offer any effective treatment for...

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Growing livelihoods in Syria

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent is helping conflict-affected people to rebuild their lives and their livelihoods by encouraging them to grow their own food – and sell the surplus crops.

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Egypt: Red Crescent support continues in North Sinai

The deadly attack on a mosque in North Sinai, Egypt, on 24 November killed more than 300 people and injured many more. It has also devastated hundreds of grieving women and children who face an uncertain future without the family breadwinner.

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