Women & Children in Emergencies

6/27/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 2-year-old Amal

Two-year-old Amal lies on her mother’s lap while waiting to leave the cholera isolation unit at Aljomhuri Hospital in Hajjah City, Yemen. Amal became infected with cholera two days earlier. She started vomiting and having from severe diarrhea.

6/27/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 9-year-old Jehad

Jehad, 9, is in the hospital for the second time in a month with cholera. She lives in the Mabyan district in Hajja governorate of Yemen and the country’s cholera outbreak has hit his village hard. “Every day many people get sick with the disease.

6/27/17

The faces of Yemen’s cholera outbreak: 22-year-old Layla

Layla, a 22-year-old mother of three, lies in the cholera isolation unit at the Aljomhuri Hospital in Hajja, Yemen. She came to the hospital as soon as she started experiencing cholera symptoms. “I listen to the radio and every day they talk about cholera and its symptoms.

6/4/17

PRI: Drought and Gender

Public Radio International aired a story highlighting how the drought in Sub-Saharan Africa disproportionately affects women.

4/7/17

Somalia drought: When second-guessing costs lives

Two weeks ago, while traveling through Somaliland, a self-declared independent state in the north of Somalia, I heard many stories of drastic loss. One that stuck with me was an elderly woman who had lost over a hundred goats to the drought. I asked what we could do.

3/28/17

CARE: People in urgent need of life-saving assistance in Somalia yet to be reached

HARGEISA/NAIROBI (March 28, 2017) — Large areas of communities in urgent need of life-saving assistance in Somaliland and other regions of Somalia are yet to be reached by the emergency response, warns global poverty-fighting organization, CARE.  

3/13/17

The Decisions of Survival in Somaliland

One day in February, as my colleagues and I were traveling to Hargeisa, Somaliland, we came across the village of Warabaley. To our shock, the village looked completely deserted. Homes had been abandoned. Warabaley was an empty place with empty huts.

3/8/17

Walking with Women Worldwide

Every day, women and girls in developing countries walk an average of about four miles — many much farther — to collect water, food, firewood and other basics their families need to survive.

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