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.
Infant Mortality in Afghanistan: A Story Changed By Jamie Forster, Marketing Coordinator Imagine for a moment that you are pregnant. Your local hospital recently shut down but even if it were open, you could not afford to go there. Many women and babies in your village have died in childbirth. You do not know if […]
While new cases being reported daily have dropped from their terrifying peak in May, this crisis continues to have significant impacts on much of the country’s most vulnerable populations.
How Does Conflict Affect Newborn Babies? Written by: Executive Director, Heidi Cortez In modern-day conflicts, civilians are increasingly exposed to war. In an estimation, since 2011, one in four people in the world live in a conflict zone. Often in these conflicts, civilian locations are bombed, including healthcare facilities. War indirectly affects civilians by creating […]
Serving in this position humbles me. My humanitarian aid role has taken me around the world, where I have had amazing and sometimes harrowing experiences.
Answering NightCare’s Toughest Questions Written by: McKenzie Thompson, Communications and Logistics Coordinator NightCare is a novel and unique program that can be difficult for some people to grasp. We get several questions on the program as well-meaning people work to understand why it is needed. The two questions that we get the most are: Why […]
Written by: Communications and Logistics Coordinator, McKenzie Thompson In 2019, we saved a total of 9,506 babies and toddlers! That means that together, we saved 4,764 MORE little ones last year compared to the previous year in 2018. We could not have done that without YOU! B I R T H A I D We […]
From Bad to Worse Written by Director of Operations, Heidi Cortez Before the novel Coronavirus ravaged our world, Angola was already extremely food insecure. That means that most of the population lacks access to affordable, nutritional foods. A combination of drought, poor infrastructure, and vast inequality causes this food insecurity. Inequality is readily seen after […]
Work with Children, End Poverty Written by Regional NightCare Director, Matt Nathaniel Note: Reference to children includes babies and toddlers too. The world, in general, is not in the way it ought to be. Our greatest concern is poverty. The genuinely poor are those robbed of the ability to make choices for themselves – the […]