Each life
is worth the
extra mile

Doing whatever it takes to relieve suffering
in devastated and remote places

Respond

Saving lives in emergencies

Rebuild

Helping communities as they recover

Strengthen

Bringing hope for a better future

Go behind the scenes with the people
working on the front lines of humanitarian crises.

Go behind the scenes with the people working on the front lines of humanitarian crises.

Respond

Saving lives
in emergencies

Rebuild

Helping communities
as they recover

Strengthen

Bringing hope
for a better future

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EMERGENCY APPEAL

As the number of people contracting the new coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, so does the risk to the people Medair
serves around the world.

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Displaced Congolese mother finds comfort in showing compassion

Displaced Congolese mother finds comfort in showing compassion

Georgine is a single parent of three – her husband was killed during the conflict in Djugu Territory, Ituri Province. Despite living in displacement in Lopa village, around 40 kilometres north of the provincial capital, Bunia, she works as Assistant Head Nurse at the...

Faces of Strength

Faces of Strength

For these women, their inner strength compels them to keep going, even when challenges continue to come their way. On some days, when I witness a lot of pain and suffering, I feel despair. The women we help access health care services have been through so much, and...

Four Things I’ve Learnt Being a Female Aid Worker

Four Things I’ve Learnt Being a Female Aid Worker

I had landed in Afghanistan ready to take up my first contract with Medair, and this was definitely not how I had anticipated making my entrance. After a tutorial from my female colleagues I was able to master the basics of securing my headscarf, but this was only one...

Home Means More

Home Means More

Mohammed recalls the last time his family circled together in his home; his younger brother was engaged and their extended relatives joined together to commemorate this milestone in the couple’s life. They didn’t know it would be the last. Normalcy shifted in the wake...

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Afghanistan: beyond the headline

Afghanistan: beyond the headline

As I sat in the airport terminal one summer afternoon, minutes before boarding a flight from Dubai to Kabul, those words were also on my mind. Somewhat distractingly scrolling through anxious WhatsApp messages from family and friends, I thought back to everything I...

“They came suddenly, at night. It was a Friday.”

“They came suddenly, at night. It was a Friday.”

Rahim* always dreamt of becoming a doctor. As a child growing up in a small village in Rakhine State, in western Myanmar, he observed his uncle – a doctor – and decided he wanted to follow in his footsteps.