More than Statistics: Melissa Fleming’s Powerful Message of Hope
Melissa Fleming, head spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency, speaks at Portland’s Healthy Women, Healthy World luncheon. “No one leaves home, unless home is the mouth of a shark.” Warsan Shire, Somali poet “Statistics are human beings with the…
In a Broken World, Every Person Matters
The world can at times seem chaotic. But when you dig deeper, narrow your focus, you see how this brokenness affects real people. They share the same hopes and fears, feel the same joy and pain, as we all do.
Providence St. Joseph Health Partnership Continues in Guatemala
Medical Teams International is extending a multi-year partnership with Providence St. Joseph Health to continue serving remote communities in Guatemala. The partnership will help deliver life-changing health support for thousands of vulnerable Guatemalans. As part of the partnership, volunteer teams…
Hurricane Florence Slams into North Carolina
As Hurricane Florence begins cutting into the eastern United States, Medical Teams International is poised to respond. More than one million Americans have been told to leave their homes and evacuate to temporary shelters capable of weathering the high winds…
Daughter and Father Share Love of Volunteering
Neither Aashna nor her father Keshavan can explain how it happened. Whether it was through some subtle luck of the gene lottery – a shared desire to do good, passed down through the bloodline – or whether it was fostered…
Taking a Deep Breath in Bangladesh
For many refugees fleeing Bangladesh, their suffering doesn’t end with the arduous journey to the camp.
Three Years, Two Teams, One Boy
January 2015 The young boy stood among the small crowd, watchful of the visitors who’d entered the village. Among the girls wearing brightly colored huipiles and boys in their guayabera shirts, Daniel stood out because of the white towel covering his…
How Amina Escaped the Slaughter
Anima’s voice shook as she began to cry, “I remember seeing those 18 men dead, and all I wanted to do was leave.” Read one Rohingya refugee family’s account of fleeing their homeland.
Water on the Rooftops
“It was little more than a water-filled pit, an open-air cistern exposed to filth and wild animals. But this was Juana and Florencio’s only source of water in the rural highlands of Guatemala.”
Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Giving
When the wind whips the wheat on Millie Moore-Voll’s ranch, there’s electricity in the air.
This is her legacy for the world’s most vulnerable…