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Mo Mo - Bangladesh

“My hope for my daughters is for them to feel safe, get educated, and live peacefully,” says Mo Mo, who fled violence in Myanmar nearly two years ago.

 

She and her daughters live in a displaced persons’ camp in Cox’s Bazar. Here she helps fellow migrants using skills she learned from Red Cross Red Crescent. “I have used my first aid skills to treat snake bites and illness in the camp. I’ve even gone in the middle of the night to help.”

She also teaches a class about cyclone preparedness and early warning systems. “Last time there was a big storm, I noticed that my neighbours didn’t know what to do—they panicked. I volunteer because I know learning first aid and spreading awareness before storms hit is the best way to save lives.”

Photo: American Red Cross/Brad Zerivitz. Meet more of the people featured in our Stories of Life series