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Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

May 9

Syrian Refugees: “Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

By CARE Australia May 9, 2016 0 comments
CARE warns that an increasing number of Syrian refugee parents are arranging marriages for their daughters due to economic hardship and concerns about the security and protection of their daughters in an unknown environment. 

©Johanna Mitscherlich/CARE

When Fatimah*, 16, reached a refugee camp in Jordan after fleeing Syria, she thought that her life had come to an end. But what she found was the passion and challenge of her life: advocating for education and against child marriage amongst Syrian Refugees.

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May 4

Budget 2016: Australia turns its back on the world’s poor – again

By CARE Australia May 4, 2016 0 comments

The Turnbull Government’s failure to restore the Australian aid budget is short-sighted and likely to damage Australia’s international reputation, aid agency CARE Australia has warned. CARE Australia Chief Executive Julia Newton-Howes said the decision to maintain a $224 million cut to the aid budget was deeply disappointing. “Australia has turned …

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May 2

Providing a safe haven in the Horn of Africa

By CARE Australia May 2, 2016 0 comments

Dadaab refugee camps: Twenty-five years of CARE’s support Since the creation of the Dadaab refugee camps, 25 years ago in 1991, CARE has provided lifesaving assistance and support to the refugee families that live there. The camps were originally built to hold only 90,000 people, but have grown over the …

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Apr 20

Nepal Earthquake: How you helped

By CARE Australia April 20, 2016 1 comment
Narayan Shrestha with his granddaughter

Narayan Shrestha with his granddaughter © CARE

In April 2015, Nepal experienced its largest earthquake since 1934 The earthquake – measuring 7.8 magnitude – was followed just two weeks later by a second 7.3 magnitude quake which struck just as the nation was struggling to its feet. The devastating earthquakes killed thousands, damaged over one million homes …

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Apr 18

CARE assessing damage caused by devastating Ecuador earthquake

By CARE Australia April 18, 2016 0 comments

(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) CARE emergency teams in Ecuador are assessing the damage caused by a powerful magnitude-7.8 earthquake that has killed at least 246 people and left more than 1,500 people injured. Additional water, sanitation and shelter experts are on standby and are ready to be deployed …

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Apr 13

Matt Napier: Walking to a better world

By CARE Australia April 13, 2016 1 comment

Sometimes we talk about walking away from problems. But what if you could walk your way into solving them? Meet Matt Napier, a long-time CARE community fundraiser who will be walking his way to a better world – via Africa – this June.

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