The Kakuma refugee camp currently houses over 110,000 men, women and children who have fled wars in neighboring countries. ACT organisations work on many elements of the care people need, including psychosocial care. This short video uses examples to show how psychosocial care works and why it is so important.
Ending absolute poverty should be the priority for the post-2015 development goals and this requires a strong commitment to reduce disaster risks, otherwise development efforts for the poorest will be unsustainable.
At first glance, Amira looks like a docile little infant cradled in the protective arms of her teenage sister. But Amira is not an infant. The 2-year-old weighs a mere 14 pounds, about half of what a child her age should weigh, and is too weak to walk. Her fragile condition at such an early age puts her health at grave risk, as the first 1,000 days of a child's life are the most critical period of development.