Children in Crisis

By Alberto Roca, Humanitarian Staff Member from World Vision Romania.
He is currently on the border with Ukraine, working hard to respond to the needs of women and children who have fled the current conflict. 

By Kyaw Kyaw*, Development Field Officer, World Vision Myanmar
(* name changed to protect the identity of the staff)

My days, before the socio-political crisis, started with a morning prayer. As a humanitarian worker, I felt a sense of satisfaction when I visited communities, liaised with village development committees and volunteers, distributed relief items and ensured children felt safe and nurtured. 

Life has always been hard for the Rakhine population, but it has only been made worse by the recent military coup in February 2021. Coupled with a second wave of Covid-19 and a crippled economy, families in Rakhine state live in constant fear and are struggling to access basic necessities and feed their children.