When families are far from the support systems of home, the most urgent needs are often the basics — enough to eat, enough nutrition so children can grow.

In a refugee camp in Gambella, Ethiopia, MCC canned meat provided through International Medical Corps brought needed protein and nutrients for children 2 years and younger and for pregnant and lactating mothers.

“I am so happy to get additional food for my child,” says 19-year-old Nyachoat Gatkek, who fled from South Sudan and is shown with her 6-month-old daughter Nyagoa. “My big worry these days is that my children are not getting enough to eat and so not growing well.”