Today, the first ever World Humanitarian Summit commences in Istanbul. It is taking place at a time when 125 million people are affected by disaster and conflict.
Since she was a child, Suyapa Maldonado has made fighting for the most vulnerable her core mission—and not even hurricanes and the most powerful El Niño on record will make her waiver.
As the deadly virus gripped Monrovia, Mayor Clara Doe Mvogo turned to local leaders to marshal support for a community-wide awareness campaign. Armed with knowledge, residents faced their fears, confronted the disease, and beat it back.
Threatened by Ebola in neighboring countries, Sidi Jaquite and his team of trusted health workers used their experience to spring into action to protect vulnerable communities.
Once a freedom fighter for his country, Rafiqul Alam has spent the last 40 years continuing to fight for his people - this time from poverty.
In a place like Haiti, overseeing disaster management and relief is no small task. Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste has been doing it for over a decade and her passion for getting everyone involved - especially the most vulnerable - is setting the country on a more resilient course.