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Michel became a mom in June 2021, when baby Nathan was born; she’s part of the Wayuu community. She lives with her dad, brother and another child that a friend asked her to care for two years ago. She’s a medical laboratory technician and holds a B.A. in Administration. Although she currently works as a…
This baby girl, Diana, is named after the IRC nurse who visited her mother Cibel during her pregnancy. But the journey to a better life hasn’t been an easy one. Cibel remembers the seven days she and her husband walked with Diana’s older brother, then 2-month-old baby Matias, from Venezuela to Colombia. “We suffered through…
As a child, I remember when the Taliban tortured my father because he worked with the Afghan government. We’ve always lived a life of fear, but we loved our country and wanted to fight for it, protect it. I come from a family who sacrifices their lives for others. We care about our brothers and…
Abuk Deng, 30, is the mother of 5, including Nyirou, 4, who has benefitted from IRC’s nutrition programming. Nyriou became unwell with a fever and was vomiting and had diarrhea. Abuk took her to the clinic where the treatment of medicine and plumpynut helped. Abuk also learned the basics of how to wash her and…