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a surgical story in pictures   Meet Wendy, a sweet and shy teenager from Honduras. She loves to spend time doing what most 16-year-olds anywhere in the world love to do – hang out with...
Meet Jamil Vasquez, a lively five-year-old boy from rural Honduras. His favorite thing in the world is his Finding Nemo toy that brings him immense comfort. Jamil has been sick for the last nine...
  Adnan, his wife, Bana and their seven children had a comfortable life in Syria before the war. They weren’t wealthy, but they had a house and a car and they made a living by selling the...
  Daniel, six years old, is a first grade student in Honduras. He is full of life and energy and is always excited to meet new people. His mother, Abigail, explains that Daniel has not been...
Roland, 36, is a welder from Trujillo, Honduras, a small city on the Caribbean coast. He seems to be a quiet and reserved person, but he says this is not his natural demeanor. Roland has a medical...
A family of five moves to the unknown outside Tijuana   A little over a year ago, the Gonzales-Valdivia family took a leap of faith to move to a tiny plot of land on a barren landscape...
      Fernanda is only four years old, but already understands what it’s like to live in pain. Her whole life she has watched her mother, Diana suffer from a mysterious chronic...
(This story was originally posted on Popsugar on May 26, 2016) Picture a mom living on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, one of the poorest regions in Latin America. She has no running water or...
A volunteer’s journal entry from a day with International Relief Teams’ eye clinic Guest post by: Kimbie Palacio Our work on this Sunday took place at a clinic approximately 20 minutes...
Antonio, 53, has been a bus driver his entire life. It’s all he knows how to do. He can’t read or write, but he can maneuver a 40,000 pound vehicle better than most through the streets of Maneadero,...
An International Relief Team medical shipment to Niger saves twin babies   Fanna is a young Nigerien mother of 20-month-old twins, Dawami and Daguira. She lives on less than two dollars a...
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu. The massive tremor left more than 8,000 dead and an estimated 23,000 injured and homeless. One year...