Merlin joined Save the Children in July 2013. Together we will create a world-class humanitarian health force that will reach more children and their families with excellent healthcare in 120 countries.
“When we have to live in the bush we can be there for a week, sometimes more. There is no clean water, just a dirty stream," says Laura, a 10 year old child affected by the crisis in the Central African Republic.
"Everywhere I turn, young children are selling various plates of food items perfectly poised on their head. They look at us with a hopeful gaze to purchase a piece of bread," says Mike McCusker, Save the Children Programme Officer.
One month after Typhoon Haiyan, the signs of devastation and destruction are still visible in the Philippines. And with more than 4 million people homeless and living in cramped environments, the risk of disease spreading is very real.