“When fighting breaks out, it is the pregnant women and children who suffer the most.” This is what Angelina tells me, a mother who had come for a prenatal visit to one of our CARE health facilities. She continues: “We pray to God to have peace.
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“In my life, I have never wished for death before like I did when I lost my family. When I was discharged, I didn’t know what to feel; should I be happy that my son and I survived or sad that I lost my husband and two children.
When disaster strikes, it is those with the least support who are some of the most affected. Maya, 54, has had no one but herself to rely on during the recent drought affecting much of Cambodia.
Imagine being pregnant but having to choose between eating enough food and drinking enough water. For the last month this has been the reality for Vann, 24, a young woman from Koh Kong in Cambodia.
Thi Mom, 47, has a lot of responsibility resting on her slim shoulders. The mother-of-four not only cares for her children and young grandchild but also for her husband, who has a disability which means he has been unable to walk for the past nine years.
A disaster response should first and foremost meet people’s immediate needs to help them face the challenges caused by an emergency situation.
CARE emphasizes the importance of engaging women and girls in the planning and delivery of crisis assistance