Chiranjibi Nepal, who is leading CARE Nepal’s programs on sexual and reproductive health, writes about the challenges of providing healthcare to pregnant and lactating women following the earthquake.
Women & Children in Emergencies
Many health clinics have been destroyed; CARE starts distributing safe birthing kits to remote villages
Rita was just outside her home tying up the cow when all of a sudden the earth started shaking knocking her to the ground.
It is hard to fathom that in a matter of seconds, an entire village could be turned into a heap of rubble. But that’s exactly what happened in Baruwa.
Gambo and Hadja both fled Northern Nigeria with their children to seek shelter and peace in Niger. Their lives are put on hold.
More than 80 percent of refugees from Nigeria have found shelter in host families in Niger, most of them poor and chronically hungry themselves. This is an account of humbling hospitality and one woman’s strength.
Fana is 17 years old. But the horrors she has lived through in Nigeria are enough for a lifetime.
The outbreak of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone and Liberia did not just infect and kill thousands of people. It brought these West Africa countries to a standstill. Entire communities were quarantined. Borders were sealed off. Markets closed. People were confined to their homes.