Lesvos, Greece: A good-hearted girl in need of heart surgery

By Georgia Trismpioti, IFRC 22-year-old Nour from Syria was lying under an olive tree in distress. She was nine months pregnant with her fifth child and feeling unwell. That is where I found her, and immediately called for assistance. Two nurses from the Hellenic Red...

I thought I could do it, so I did it

By Olivia Acosta Mariela Bareiro is 43 years old, and she has a degree in nursing, but she stopped practicing two years ago due to a family tragedy from which she is still recovering. "When the Paraguayan Red Cross launched an appeal for volunteers to provide...

Giving back after receiving help through difficult times: Syrian refugee offers helping hand to vulnerable people

"Yardim seven ol" means "be someone who loves helping" in Turkish. This is a mantra that Kevser, a Syrian refugee in Turkey, lives by. While trying to rebuild her own life after fleeing conflict in Syria, she works as a volunteer at the Turkish Red Crescent to help...

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