Afghanistan:  A conversation with Lalma

Afghanistan: A conversation with Lalma

Women are given instruction for using a mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) tape. This is a small measuring tool that indicates if a person is malnourished or not. By providing training and distribution of these tapes, the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is decreased,...
Five things to know about the hunger crisis

Five things to know about the hunger crisis

1. Hunger disproportionately affects children Children are the most affected by hunger because their young and developing bodies are more vulnerable to illnesses like diarrhoea and measles. During a crisis, children are also susceptible because they may not be getting...
A Voice in the Dark

A Voice in the Dark

“Winter is the only one knocking on my door” – Saad “Shortly after the explosion, people would come knocking at my door offering me help and my reply has always been the same; God, please yes! But now as the days pass, I realize help is no longer knocking; winter is...
CEO Blog: A Year Like This

CEO Blog: A Year Like This

We have plenty of experience responding to and implementing humanitarian programming in the middle of a viral outbreaks. For example, we responded to Ebola epidemics in both Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and have vaccinated hundreds of thousands...
CEO Blog: When Hunger Necessitates Innovation

CEO Blog: When Hunger Necessitates Innovation

Nyakuma herself was bright and cheery, and her laughter made all of us smile. Lately I find myself thinking of Nyakuma and Mary. I wonder where they are now, and if Nyakuma is as happy as she was when I met her. More than anything, I wonder if they have enough food to...
A Child with a Baby

A Child with a Baby

I met Fatima at the clinic during a women’s gathering with Kholod, Medair’s Psychosocial Support Officer in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. After the lockdown lifted in June, Medair teams gradually resumed face-to-face sessions after more than two months of supporting...
Phasing Out from Iraq

Phasing Out from Iraq

For days, news of horrific attacks in the nearby Sinjar region had dominated the global headlines, and thousands of people had fled violence. We ran rapid needs assessments and coordinated with other humanitarian actors to deliver urgently needed shelter, safe water,...
Rohingya Crisis: Facing COVID-19 in a refugee camp

Rohingya Crisis: Facing COVID-19 in a refugee camp

The Rohingya, who fled horrific violence in Myanmar back in 2017, now live in the largest refugee camp in the world. As he arrives back in his home of New Zealand, Carl reflects on COVID-19 and the impact on families in Kutupalong. Over the past five months, change...
Going the extra mile to save lives

Going the extra mile to save lives

Life of a Congolese aid worker:  “Work satisfaction is going the extra mile to save lives. It is not just how much you take home for your family.” Aid worker, Moise, weathered nine days of travelling, including a dangerous walk into the wild forest to reach out to...