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.
Women & Children in Emergencies
Public Radio International aired a story highlighting how the drought in Sub-Saharan Africa disproportionately affects women.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CARE highlights ten neglected humanitarian crises around the world in latest report
Every child has the right to a family, to health and education, and I am one of them. I have the right to dream of the future. I was happy when I entered high school.