During times of disaster, hope comes shining through from the stories of communities, neighbors and even strangers coming together to help support one another. We find inspiration and bits of joy in reading about people and aid organizations, like so many of Global Impact’s member charities, providing essential supplies to communities in need or banding […]
DIRECT RELIEF: As War Nears One Year Mark, Mental Health Services Provided by – and for – Ukrainian Refugees
In March 2022, as Russian attacks intensified in Ukraine, Viktoria Mariniuk and her 13-year-old daughter fled Kharkiv and crossed the border into Slovakia, carrying only a suitcase between them.
Florida. Pakistan. The Horn of Africa. Ukraine. Afghanistan. If you’re keeping up with the news cycle, it seems like there’s a new emergency popping up at the forefront faster than we can even process the emergency that occurred before it. And with so many disasters happening around the world, it can feel flustering to decide […]
Rosine, an 18-year-old woman, sustained a fistula while attempting to give birth to her first child at a local health post. Three days afterwards, she started leaking urine. “I lost the baby, and contracted fistula. My fear was enormous, and my despair fatal,” Rosine reportedly said at the time. Fortunately, medical providers at the health […]
Resilience: the ability of individuals to bounce back from adversity stronger than before. We have seen this concept working overtime for a year and a half as the world builds a path to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and other global emergencies. In 2020 alone, a number of overwhelming disasters affected over 98 million people. […]
With recent headlines featuring the West Coast wildfires, Hurricane Laura, the Beirut explosion and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people everywhere are looking to come together and give back to help their communities and the world as a whole. This means that companies have an opportunity to get involved and boost corporate social responsibility goals by […]
In April, 2019, 53 women received a life-changing surgery at the Evangel Vesico Vaginal Fistula Center in Jos, Nigeria, where a team of doctors worked inside the center’s operating room to repair patients with fistula, a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor. Fistula leaves a hole in the birth canal, causing uncontrollable leakage of […]