Marlina’s story: How your help transformed a life
I can’t stop staring at the girl sitting in front of me. I can’t help it. Today is Marlina’s 12th birthday. When I first met her in Aceh, Indonesia, after the tsunami, she was two years old, and she was dying.
"It was all burned, burned to ash": Mary’s story
Mary Mbek Anger (name changed) doesn't know exactly how old she is. With no birth certificate she can only guess. But she assumes she's around 70 give or take a few years.
Indian Ocean tsunami: Survivors 10 years on
10 years on, we visited some of the people in Aceh, Indonesia, who we helped just after the tsunami hit.
South Sudan: “A story too sad to hear again”
I’ve heard stories like the one I am going to tell four times already. I’m not sure I can stand to hear it again. It’s terrible – doubly so because the tragedy could have been prevented.
South Sudan: The people continue to suffer
The head chief worries about the great suffering he sees ahead, particularly hunger.
Typhoon Hagupit: “Preparation saved our lives”
“We were all terrified that we were about to relive Haiyan. But this time we were prepared, and so was my home.”
Typhoon Hagupit: From being afraid to being prepared
“Not another Haiyan please!” This was my first thought when I learned about Typhoon Hagupit approaching our region, writes CARE's Rona Casil.
No child should grow up with such a name
How does one react when being told that the name of a new-born child means "one who has lost everything and whose people are eternally persecuted"?