The combination of the drought and the impacts of the war in Ukraine are creating a deepening crisis in Angola. Not only are malnutrition cases rising, but medical care is becoming increasingly necessary.
There are few moments in life as precious, and as dangerous as giving birth. Many of us have either experienced or know someone who has experienced birth-related complications and know how scary and even life-threatening this can be.
There are many faces of malnutrition, but Severe Acute Malnutrition is by far the most dangerous. If left untreated it is 100% fatal.
According to UNICEF, 2.4 million babies died in their first month of life in 2020. The majority of these deaths were preventable. Premature birth, infection, and labor and delivery complications are some of the leading causes of this incredible loss of life.
Cha-Nu and Chanda will always have a special place in my heart. Both of these toddlers’ stories remind me to stay on course, helping where the need is most urgent, and help is least available.
Belito’s story, like the story of the boy and the starfish, reminds me that we are making a difference and that saving even just one life is incredibly significant.
We have seen so much growth at every level and are so thankful to our supporters who make this dream into a reality every day.
One year after the Taliban took over the government, the outlook for Afghanistan is one of desperation, particularly for women and children.
As drought and the effects of war impact an already crippled food system in Angola, babies and toddlers fight to survive.
After asking the question, “What concerns you about going home?” the answer of a 26-year-old mom named Maria stopped me in my tracks. “I’m worried I will go home without my baby,” she said.