Another drought is sweeping the Sahel, and a resulting food crisis. This young Tuareg girl in Iferouane is from a family of herders who rely on their animals for food and income. RAIN is providing direct livestock aid to nomadic herders to prevent the loss of this keystone to food security.
WaterBrick International, Inc. is supporting a small orphanage of about 18 children in the downtown area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Since the earthquake in January 2010, WaterBrick has been directly delivering water & food storage containers and transitional, basic housing to Haitians in need.
Khyber Eye Foundation Hospital arranged an free eye camp for orphan children in Islamabad. In this photo children's eye sight has been checked for refractive error and have been issued free medicines and glasses.
In this photo orphan children are sitting in a waiting room and waiting for their turn to get their eye sight checked.
n this picture Doctor examining the eye sight of child with a view to find out any refractive error.
A young bone marrow transplant recipient takes a photo of his doctor.
Natasha is a survivor of leukemia. Bone marrow transplant from a donor in Germany saved her life.
Living Positive with Role Models: There are over 5,000 children alone in the sprawling Matero slum of Lusaka, Zambia infected with HIV/AIDs. Power of Love's Arms Reach program provides care services for 200 of these children and our youth care workers represent strong role models in their lives.
Living Positive with Fitness & Sports: There are over 5,000 children alone in the sprawling Matero slum of Lusaka, Zambia infected with HIV/AIDs. Power of Love offers a weekly Safe Park program, giving these children a safe place to play and participate in sports and other activities with peers.
Living Positive with Safe Parks: There are over 5,000 children alone in the sprawling Matero slum of Lusaka, Zambia infected with HIV/AIDs. Power of Love offers a weekly Safe Park program, giving these children a safe place to play and participate in sports and activities with peers and volunteers.
Women have special needs because they continue to give birth regardless of the dangers surrounding them, and require timely medical care to ensure a safe delivery. After the 2010 floods in Pakistan, a pregnant woman receives essential healthcare provided by UNFPA
While her husband holds their youngest child, Twesigye Christente waits to receive a long-acting contraceptive at the Kinaaba Health Center.
Celebrating clean water in rural Uganda!
Children in Rwanda celebrate clean drinking water from a charity: water project. charity: water projects help reduce time spent collecting water, offering children a chance to get an education.
Women in a rural community gather clean water from a charity: water project. charity: water projects help reduce time spent collecting water, offering women a chance to earn an income.
This little girl and her mother were treated for respiratory illnesses by International Medical Corps staff at the Bursharda Center in Libya.
Mercy Corps' Comfort for Kids program helps children like young tsunami survivor Kokowa - stranded on a rooftop for three days - heal from the emotional effects of large-scale disasters. Through art therapy, sports and play activities with other kids, children can recover from traumatic events.
Distribution of farming tools to residents of temporary housing complexes in the disaster-affected area of the Tohoku region, in the effort to revitalize the community through agricultural activities.
A mother and child at a mother care group session in Ethiopia. At these sessions mothers learn about proper nutrition and best hygiene practices, preventing malnutrition before it starts and giving these women the knowledge to care for their children for years to come.
A woman walks through a refugee camp outside Mogadishu, Somalia. International Medical Corps is one of few NGOs working in Somalia to help communities recover from last year's devastating drought.
Kids just being kids. Despite their circumstances, it looks like these Somali children are smiling and playing like regular kids anywhere. What you may not know is that they live in Somalia which has been hit by the worst famine in years.
A Somali child embracing her mother. In difficult times, mothers are the sources of strength in a family and the community. Relief International is committed to staying in Somalia to rebuild livelihoods where has been a leading initiative in reducing acute malnutrition and under five mortality.
A shy Somali girl shakes hands with a Relief International aid worker, one of the people on the ground in Somalia working everyday to ensure that livelihoods are rebuilt.
This Aymara woman lives on the cold arid plateau (the Altiplano) at almost 13,000 ft. She is a beneficiary of a community irrigation and water system which has brought safe water to her village; this vital development aims to improve health, provide food and generate income. Elle Masri '12
This photo displays the staple of the Altiplano diet and also an Aymara tradition called aptapi, sharing food together when gathered. These woman are recipients of a community irrigation and water system; this vital development aims to improve health, provide food and generate income. Elle Masri '12
The Altiplano, a plateau at 13,000 ft among the Andes Mountains in Bolivia, is where these communities struggle to survive and preserve their unique culture. QBL supports vital development programs that helps combat the migration to the city where their heritage is lost. Elle Masri '12
These HIV positive women attended GWED-G HIV sensitization campaigns and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission counseling sessions before giving birth. All three delivered healthy babies. Now they proudly spread their knowledge to their peers, hoping to foster an HIV-free generation.
Zainabu, an HIV positive mother and beneficiary, is the treasurer of her Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA). GWED-G introduced VSLA to HIV positive women's groups as a mode of economic empowerment, giving them control of their family's finances and a safety net for their welfare.
Franny Achoko, the head of our HIV awareness and maternal health project, encourages HIV+ women to share their stories, emphasizing that they should not fear stigmatization. Many women feel empowered to share their stories with the group, knowing that they stand in solidarity with each other.
Young Nepalese enjoying potable water in her remote village of Mohorigaun . This water has been set up thanks to the work of RIDS-Nepal and its project ""Family plus 4"". In those villages in the Himalayan mountains, before the project, villagers do not have access to potable and running water.
In Niger, Santou Hamidou is breeding the two goats she received from Mercy Corps in December. Selling the babies will allow her to buy food for her six children as the hunger crisis across the Sahel worsens over the summer. This smile makes it clear: a little help can go a long way.