Rebuilding after a major disaster could be a huge hurdle to overcome. But for Edna Pelayo, a 27-year-old mother of three from Nueva Ecija in the Philippines, it is possible.
Breastfeeding is on the rise nationally, but rates are low in Georgia. CBS 46, the local Atlanta CBS affiliate, covered CARE’s recent World Breastfeeding Month panel educating women on the benefits of nursing.
Joaquina and Relia have been neighbors in a little village close to Funhalouro in the Southeast of Mozambique for many years. The two friends spend hours to fetch water every day. Their village has no running water, no electricity and the nearest hospital is hours away.
It is a hot day in Pembe, a small town in the province of Inhambane in the Southeast of Mozambique. In the early morning hours men and women are waiting to queue for a month’s food aid ration. Most of them have walked for hours, others already arrived the day before.
“It was our first time to grow and sell medicinal herbs. And we didn’t expect it would change our lives.”
A disaster response should first and foremost meet people’s immediate needs to help them face the challenges caused by an emergency situation.
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.