Candles of change

Candles of change

In the midst of adversity, Lyudmyla found comfort and strength in facing life’s challenges. “I thought we would all be left behind. Luckily, Medair offers us a lot of support. After we received the aid, my kids started smiling more, and my soul started feeling a...
A Journey of Self-love

A Journey of Self-love

Haneen, a 32-year-old Iraqi refugee, is no stranger to adversity. Living with her older brother and mother, she grapples with diabetes and Down’s syndrome – and her family’s financial struggles make it difficult to get access to proper healthcare and support....
Special report from Lebanon

Special report from Lebanon

Update from Ann Foley, Medair’s Country Director in Lebanon. In the wake of another airstrike in Lebanon this week, we are witnessing a concerning increase in tensions and instability across a country already reeling from rising poverty and widespread food insecurity....
A new life for a clinic in Syria

A new life for a clinic in Syria

“The clinic is ready!” The news was music to Dr Eyad’s,(the director of Tal Salhab clinic), ears. Medair had just completed the rehabilitation of Tal Salhab’s only primary health centre, providing it with much-needed medical equipment –...
The Sudan crisis: how Medair is stepping in

The Sudan crisis: how Medair is stepping in

Sudan crisis: how Medair is stepping in Twelve months into the armed conflict in Sudan, it has become the largest displacement crisis in the world. To date, 8.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes, and the number is growing every day. Families have...
The Need for mental health support in Ukraine

The Need for mental health support in Ukraine

“I really enjoyed the organization of these trainings. I’ve already gained a lot of interesting knowledge, which, it seems, I was already familiar with, but had never thought about it deeply. Learning new things, I understand how I can apply them in my work to provide...
Medair’s innovative response to drought

Medair’s innovative response to drought

In southern Madagascar, Medair aims to play a key role in improving access to water, sanitation, and hygiene for vulnerable communities affected by drought and ‘kere’ (famine). Normally, people living in remote villages in southern Madagascar need to walk...
Surviving Adversity

Surviving Adversity

“Sometime around 6 a.m., my nephew called me and said, ‘Are you still sleeping? THE conflict has started.’ I shouted at my children to turn on the television to watch the news. I never thought I would experience something like this at my age. It was a terrifying...
Health Improvement Journey

Health Improvement Journey

“We lost everything, our home and farm, therefore I left everything behind me. I carry hope to have a better place for me and for my family,” Fozeh said, her voice heavy with the weight of displacement but her spirit resilient with the promise of a...
Fetching water, a burden for women

Fetching water, a burden for women

In the struggle of finding clean water, women bear the heaviest load “In addition to my duties as a single mother, I have to fetch water three hours away every day,” shares Farasoa, a 38-year-old divorcee raising seven children in the Fokontany of Ambory...
From a shack to a health unit

From a shack to a health unit

Following nearly a decade of conflict in Yemen, the country has experienced a partial collapse of an already fragile public infrastructure, leaving approximately 66 percent of the population in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Yemen’s healthcare system has...