Jaslia Abbas lived with her husband in the Philippine city of Marawi for years, raising their five children and helping others as a midwife. Then in 2017, the siege of Marawi began. The armed conflict between government forces and militant groups lasted for five months – and changed Jaslia's life forever. 'We stayed three days with no food and without sleeping, while bombs were exploding all around us,' said Jaslia. During a break in the fighting, her family fled the devastated city – part of an exodus of more than 350,000 people seeking refuge in evacuation centers. They ended up in a tent city, and now live in a nearby transitory shelter. Today, more than 80 million people like Jaslia are displaced from their homes by conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies, according to the United Nations. Many live in temporary shelters that provide food, water and other basic needs. However, the prevention and care of chronic diseases – also called noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes and heart disease – is usually overlooked in these settings, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is especially challenging when emergency situations turn into protracted crises like in Marawi, where three years after the siege, much of the health infrastructure has yet to be rebuilt and more than 120,000 people remain displaced. Despite the increasing impact of NCDs globally, little information exists on the prevalence and impact of chronic disease for people in crisis settings. A Better Future for People Living in Crisis Today, Jaslia is able to apply her expertise as a midwife to now help her community as a health volunteer for a unique program that is finding new answers for chronic diseases in Marawi. By mobilizing displaced communities and filling health system gaps in prevention and care, a partnership between the global humanitarian organization CARE, Abbott and our foundation the Abbott Fund is helping people to live healthier lives in Marawi and nearby towns. The goal is to create a scalable and replicable new model for the effective prevention and care of chronic diseases in resource-limited and humanitarian settings around the world.