“They told me to kill my mother.” This is the realty of life as a child soldier in South Sudan. It is a life of fear, brutality, and indifference to human dignity. On Wednesday, February 7th, more than 300 child soldiers were released by armed groups in Yambio, South Sudan. Since the start of the civil war over five years ago, it is believed that over 19,000 children have been recruited.
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – In response to the recent outbreak of cholera in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, CMMB has launched an emergency relief initiative to stop the spread of infection, particularly in the three epicenters of outbreak: the neighborhoods of Chipata, Kenyama, and Matero.
The title of this year’s annual report was inspired by our global family, which includes the women and children we serve, field staff, community health workers, volunteers, medical personnel, donors, and our many partners. As a family, we can learn so much from one another about respect, dignity, and love. I’m proud of CMMB’s (CATHOLIC MEDICAL MISSION BOARD) family and our many accomplishments highlighted in this report. Before you turn the page, I’d like to share some highlights:
By Ariel Frisancho, Country Director CMMB Peru
Healing in Peru
Over the past two months, a catastrophe has unfolded in various parts of Peru including the coastal city of Trujillo where CMMB works. Across the country over 813,000 individuals have been affected by heavy rain and flooding; over 124,000 have been injured; 97 have died, and over 182,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed.
Hospital will provide care to more than 50,000 vulnerable, underserved residents
CÔTES-DE-FER, HAITI, March 16, 2017 – CMMB – Healthier Lives Worldwide will open a new, state-of-the-art health center in Côtes-de-Fer in southeast Haiti, which will serve more than 50,000 community members who previously did not have access to quality healthcare. A dedication will take place on Monday, March 20th, 2017.