Global Humanitaria Colombia and the Bicibiblioteca of Knowledge Foundation have launched the project “Boys and girls play, write, and interpret words” aiming to improve written and oral skills of children in Tumaco. Afro-Colombians in this region live their lives in the midst of armed conflict between illegal armed groups (FARC) and drug traffickers operating in the area, increasing the rates of illiteracy and poverty in the country.Read more
In the community of Pichacani (Peru) we have distributed clothes to 631 children, helping families cope with the frost in an area where temperatures reach up to 15 degrees below zero. Temperatures are the main reason behind respiratory diseases and high absenteeism, especially when students have to walk long distances to their school.
World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.
Toribia lives in one of the 239 Quechua communities scattered around Cochabamba in Bolivia, where each year 700 people die due to tuberculosis, by late diagnosis or abandonment of medication. Quechua communities have serious limitations of access to basic services: water is scarce and not always safe to drink, making it difficult to maintain hygiene habits at home.Read more