Angele Nogue grew up on her grandmother’s farm in Cameroon, and growing vegetables has always been part of her life. In 2008, though, she had to flee her country, and was granted asylum in the United States.
In the late 2000s, the International Rescue Committee's Phoenix chapter was seeing increased numbers of refugee families from around the world with babies on the way. Many of those babies were being born at low body weights and growing more slowly than their peers.
IRC volunteer Ann McCormack, a theater teacher at New York's Brooklyn International High School, leads a group of children in song as part of an IRC program that helps newly arrived refugees adjust to life in the United States.