Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, we asked Abdullah Ampilan what life is like as an aid worker. Here, he shares some of the scrapes he has encountered in the line of duty. But, please, no one mention it to his mum! “My son, I pray for you wherever you are,” says my mother during our last conversation over the phone …
About the Author
Abdullah (aka Duoi) started his journey as a community and humanitarian aid worker with Oxfam in Mindanao, Philippines in 2002. He left his comfort zone as a teacher and a nurse to do humanitarian and development work in and outside of his country mostly with Oxfam. He loves writing stories of people and places where he works. He is inspired by the efforts of ordinary women, men and children affected by disasters and conflicts in rebuilding their lives and livelihood.