When COVID-19 hit Mali, most families CARE works with that had been eating three meals a day suddenly had to drop to eating only once a day. The combination of markets closing, quarantine measures, and falling incomes meant that people had to conserve food carefully.
Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief
Maria and her family had camped for months at a construction site after fleeing Venezuela with nothing. That’s when her baby became ill. Little Dominic had diarrhea, which can be life threatening in a child if left untreated. Without money or citizenship in Colombia, Maria had no options.
Then, another Venezuelan refugee told Maria about an Americares free clinic nearby. She and her husband rushed Dominic to the clinic, where Americares doctors treated the little boy. Within weeks, he was fully recovered.
The coastal village of Lende Tovea is located at the epicenter of the earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in September 2018. It was a town of 468 homes, until 187 came crashing down that day. Seven people died.
Within one week of receiving its new vehicle extrication equipment, Midway Volunteer Fire Department jumped into action after a pickup truck lost control and rolled across four lanes of traffic, leaving the driver stuck in his vehicle. Firefighters used the newly awarded tools to remove the patient from the truck and allow EMS to provide medical care.
Khadeejah and Mohammed both currently live below the poverty line. In these trying times, they had to borrow money from friends and family. Mohammed is struggling to make ends meet and is having to work multiple jobs and long hours to pay his debt off and look after his family. The Feed Our World campaign helps them relieve the stress during Ramadan and helps them make the most of their earnings.