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Author: Ika Mudzar

Breastfeeding: a life saver in Bangladesh camps

Laila Begum, 25, is whisked in to the emergency tent at the Red Cross field hospital, in the heart of Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, just a few kilometers from the Myanmar border. Laila is worried about her six-month-old daughter, who has a fever and is struggling to breathe.

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Taking matters into their own hands: Rebuilding after Nepal floods

Bimala Pariya, 60, would never have suspected that she would lose everything she owned to the recent flooding in Nepal. The floods not only destroyed her house in the Sunsari District of Nepal, but swept away her toilet, pig shed, household items, and damaged the fresh water well behind her home.

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In Pictures: A respite from uncertainty

Rasid Ahamed’s brows are furrowed in concentration as he finishes his drawing in a child-friendly space set up by the psychosocial support team at the Red Cross Red Crescent Field Hospital in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. For a moment, he can be a child again and express his creativity…

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In Pictures: Battling dengue in Pakistan

In the last few months, Pakistan has seen a rise in dengue cases, with over 166,000 cases reported nationwide, and 395 deaths, making this the worst dengue epidemic in the country’s history.

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