News & Stories

June 20, 2017

Americas / Colombia

World Refugee Day: Honoring resilience in the face of enormous difficulties

Children and families who flee the safety of their home and the love of their families because political turmoil, civil war, and deadly climate impacts suffer tremendously. Despite unconscionable circumstances, the desire to learn and live shines through for many caught in the crossfire of conflict. On World Refugee Day, we honor the resilience of refugees, migrants, and displaced people in the Americas and around the world. 

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OTHER NEWS

  • June 15, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    Nursing babies to better health

    Flora Maria is a 16 year old mother in Rancheria Sabanita, a small community in northern Colombia, who participated in our nutritional counseling program during her pregnancy.

  • June 6, 2017

    Africa / South Sudan

    Across the world: Drought and hunger in Africa

    A wave of hunger is currently sweeping through parts of Africa. Millions of people are on the brink of starvation, and are desperately in need of help. Malteser International has been on the ground and is actively working to help those affected, but international relief efforts need to be urgently stepped up to curtail the severity of the ongoing crisis.

  • May 25, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    A family that uses solar power together stays together

    The families we help in LaGuajira are reveling in the benefits more light in their lives. Simple task like preparing dinner is made easier through the power of light. And, children and families are able to spend more quality time together reading or studying as a result of the solar supported lights.

  • May 18, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    Working towards clean water for an entire community in Colombia

    The children and families of drought-stricken Rancheria Sabanita go without fresh water every day. The climate is arid, people are dehydrated, and the land is barren, which means that there is no drinking water and no water to irrigate crops. A combination of desert climate, lack of proximity to villages to buy water, and financial instability contribute to the lack of clean drinking water. But, we are working towards changing that, so every person has clean water in the community.

  • May 18, 2017

    Africa / DR Congo

    Ebola disease has emerged again in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    The latest declaration of the Ebola outbreak in the north-eastern part of the country is a major setback to the development of a region already struggling with poor health infrastructure, malnutrition and low life expectancy.

  • May 16, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    A yam a day keeps the doctor away: Diversifying crops for better health in Colombia

    “Before the training, I only harvested plantains. Thanks to Malteser International, I have something to eat all year long because I have a diverse produce. When yam is in season I can harvest those and have food. And when it is plantain season, I can have those. I now have yam, cassava, and plantain, which are the basic nourishing foods in Northern Colombia.”

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