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April 27, 2017

Americas / United States / New York City

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  • April 7, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    A survivor and hero of the Mocoa mudslides and his plea for help

    Gerardo Cuao, 21 years old, is a survivor of the mudslides that destroyed Mocoa, Colombia just 6 days ago. For some who may never know his name, Gerardo is also a hero.


  • April 6, 2017

    Americas / Haiti

    Fifine and her family fishing again in Belle-Anse, Haiti

    With a brave heart, Fifine swallowed the anguish and despair that could have easily destroyed her spirit. Together, she and her husband, and their children fought together to pick up the pieces and resume their daily activities.

  • April 6, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    Seeds of Hope: The story of Luz and Jairo, beekeepers in Colombia

    Luz and Jairo Linares, a husband and wife team who survive off of the land and make a living as traditional farmers. Increased climate change effects have caused problems for the family. With their traditional farming output on the decline and their livelihood threatened, Luz and Jairo turned to Malteser International Americas’ innovative beekeeping program in Colombia as a new source of income.

  • April 6, 2017

    Americas / Haiti

    Seeds of Hope: The story of Cassius in Cité Soleil, Haiti

    In Cité Soleil, an urban slum of Haiti’s capitol, Port-au-Prince, Cassius Ulrich works on a water committee, raising awareness about the critical nature of clean, drinkable water, and hygiene and health issues. His outreach contributes to better living conditions for his family and the entire local population 

  • April 2, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    Mudslides ravage Mocoa, Colombia

    Our hearts and prayers are with the Colombian people after torrential rains triggered severe flooding and mudslides in the city of Mocoa, in southwest Colombia, early Saturday morning. It is estimated that at least 254 people have been killed and over 200 people are missing, while 400 people are reported injured.

  • March 30, 2017


    On the Spot newsletter from the Americas: March 2017

    In this month’s On the Spot from the Americas: Women in the refugee crisis, seeds of hope, El Nino floods in Peru, community awareness in Haiti, and more! 

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