"Some days I just have to listen": A family therapist works with Syrian refugees in Turkey
IZMIR, Turkey, 16 May 2017 – As a family therapist, Zeynep Kapisiz regularly deals with anger, depression, fear and many pleas for help. Some days she feels overwhelmed. The problems she is trying to solve can seem intractable.
A Syrian physician brings personal experience to polio immunization campaign
HAMA, Syrian Arab Republic, 11 May 2017 – Dr. Majed contracted polio at the age of 7 months. He grew up determined to protect as many children as possible from this life-threatening disease.
Water, sanitation and hygiene: the basics of infection control in Sierra Leone
NGELEHUN, Sierra Leone, 8 May 2017 – Nurse-in-charge Elizabeth Kadie Momoh at the Ngelehun Community Health Post has just finished checking a pregnant woman in the facility’s labour room and heads to a sink to wash her hands. Clean water gushes out as she opens the tap.
In El Salvador, a teenager worries about raising her child in a climate of violence
SAN MARTIN, San Salvador, El Salvador, 4 May 2017 – Every word spoken by Patricia is preceded by the smile of a playful girl who is not old enough to take life seriously. But in three short months, she will assume the responsibilities of motherhood.
In Yemen, a young girl overcomes adversity to excel in school
ADEN, Yemen, 1 May 2017 – Thirteen-year-old Hosson is a ninth grade pupil at 26 September School in Malla district, Aden. She is one of the top performing students in her class, and loves to teach younger children maths. But despite her academic success, she is regularly bullied by her classmates. They call her “Al-Barsah”, which means “leper”.
Displaced Syrian mothers confront hardship with determination
DARA’A, Syrian Arab Republic, 28 April 2017 - Nada and her family fled their hometown of Al Shajarah after it was overtaken by warring parties more than three years ago. Now they have taken shelter, along with 40 other internally-displaced families, in a former school in the nearby city of Dara’a.