Today we are celebrating world humanitarian day, a day meant to inspire and Share Humanity. We are taking this opportunity to honor our Humanitarian Heroes. Read the stories of these men and women committed to serve others.
Polio is a dangerous disease, it doesn’t only paralyze the person, it paralyzes communities ».
Mr Hamid, 70, is an imam in a Mosque of Mongo, in the Sahel region of Chad. He’s preaching to convince his community to immunise children during polio vaccination campaigns.
Read his story: http://bit.ly/1FO1OOT
« We communicate with children of Daresalam through drawing and games. It’s a relief when I see them smiling. »
Ndorum Ndoki manages the Child Friendly Space set up by UNICEF in Daresalam refugee camp in the Lake Chad Region.
« My son almost died of malnutrition in 2012. Today, I teach mothers how to prepare an enriched porridge with local cereals for their children ». Halimé Zakaria.
My job is to welcome new Nigerian refugees in Daresalam. When they arrived, I talk to them and try to cheer them up. For me, being a humanitarian means working with your heart « Temon TCHNGBELE, 32, works with UNHCR in Daresalam.
« Since last year, I help most vulnerable children to learn how to read and write and I encourage other mothers to teach their children. » Beda Anakur, Mother-Teacher, member of the NGO Faith and Joy supported by UNICEF in Mongo.