Three years of drought and decades of conflict have pushed millions of people to the edge of...Read More
Author: Ika Mudzar
Shamsia Atayee, 35, is five months pregnant but hardly shows it. When she’s congratulated on her pregnancy, she forces a polite smile and says ‘’Thank you’’ in a low tone.Read More
Khumari Aimaq, 18, is wistful when she remembers her early life in Charmgar village in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province.
“For years, my father was a successful business man. He was a farmer, and he ran a business that sold milk and milk products. Our family also owned a flour milling machine, which was a sustainable business, seeing us into school and a comfortable home full of love and protection,’’ said Khumari.
Last year, Marietta Laneslao celebrated 20 years as a Philippine Red Cross volunteer. Along the way she has also recruited plenty of people starting with her own family: her husband, children, nieces, nephews… altogether she has organized new volunteers for 18 barangays or communities.Read More