Love empowers: stories from around the world
In our work, we are lucky enough to see the empowering nature of love in some of the most challenging circumstances – how it can inspire us to do better and lift us up in times of crisis.
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Over 4,500 people have died in the current Ebola outbreak in west Africa. When confronted with those numbers and the terrifying news stories that accompany them, it’s easy to forget the larger, quieter tragedy that’s playing out behind the scenes. Concern Worldwide has stepped up its emergency response in order to fight the spread of the virus.
Now that those already-fragile health systems are completely overwhelmed, treatable illnesses like malaria and typhoid threaten more children's lives than Ebola. Expectant mothers are afraid to go to hospitals — or are turned away — and are needlessly dying in childbirth. Two nations of children will likely miss an entire year of school and disruptions to crop harvesting means that they'll be without enough to eat.
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