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One year on, volunteers in Poland are still doing all they can for Ukrainian refugees22 Feb 2023
Volunteer known as “Our Lady of Krakow” is among many concerned citizens in Poland who continue to show solidarity with refugees from neighbouring Ukraine.
Makariv musician finds solace in singing amidst the tragedy of war20 Feb 2023
In a small town on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, the strumming of a guitar can be heard from the street. This town on the riverbank, Like a flash of magical torches, Warms the soul like the flame of a candle, It’s called simply… simply Makariv On the other side […]
Vital aid reaches Syrian quake survivors who – again – have lost everything10 Feb 2023
UNHCR delivers assistance to families left homeless by the disaster, while reopening of aid route to northwest Syria offers hope to those already displaced during country’s 12-year crisis.
Community volunteer helps build better futures for the Sama Bajau through birth registration3 Feb 2023
In one of the registration days in the municipality of Patikul in Sulu, we see Norina Sampang providing support to Sama Bajau parents who have queued to register the birth of their children. At the age of 28, Norina has been volunteering at the barangay hall to help Sama Bajaus […]
Lifting a barrier to education through birth registration4 Jan 2023
When Arsida Basari enrolled her daughter—also named Arsida—in elementary school, the teacher asked for the child’s birth certificate, the most basic form of civil documentation in the Philippines. However, like many members of the Sama Bajau indigenous group that she belongs to, Arsida had not been able to secure a […]
Abandoned hospital gets new life as a home for Ukrainian refugees in Bulgaria23 Dec 2022
When Nata Ellis, a tech entrepreneur originally from Odesa, first heard about the deserted hospital in her adopted city of Plovdiv in Bulgaria, she could already see its potential as a shelter for refugees forced to flee the war in Ukraine. There was no water or electricity, and the interior […]
Ukrainian refugees relieve stress with a support dog named Noir20 Dec 2022
Worried by the war back home, young Ukrainian refugees in Hungary are finding new ways to maintain their mental health.
Providing life-saving assistance to those most vulnerable to the climate crisis3 Nov 2022
Rosemarie can’t help but get emotional as she recalled the day Super Typhoon Rai (Odette) devastated their coastal community in Barangay Mabua, Surigao City on December 2021. “Taos puso akong nagdadasal na sana Lord, walang masamang mangyari sa mga anak ko. Kasi nagkahiwa-hiwalay kami,” she said. At the onslaught of […]
Responding to urgent needs in Ukraine as winter approaches3 Nov 2022
With millions displaced – and the war ongoing – the needs across Ukraine during this season are enormous. People like Valentyna need urgent support to survive the harsh winter.
Building a Safe Haven for the Most Vulnerable20 Oct 2022
There was a palpable excitement in the air as the residents of Barangay Milaya gathered around their newly refurbished multi-purpose learning center on the morning of 20th August 2022. As Maja Baeña, their community representative, cut the ribbon to symbolize the facility’s opening, they thought about the many activities they […]