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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

Jun 24

An historic moment for women and workers everywhere

By CARE Australia June 24, 2019 1 comment

After years of campaigning by CARE and other organisations around the world, there is now an international agreement on ending violence and harassment at work. This is a huge win for women worldwide, who have risen up in recent years to highlight how common workplace sexual harassment really is –…

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Jun 5

Eid in Yemen a sad reminder of life before war

By CARE Australia June 5, 2019 0 comments

Mohammed Almahdi looks out over his home city of Sana'a, which used to bustle with life during Eid.

As Ramadan comes to an end and millions of people around the world celebrate Eid, the citizens of Yemen face another bittersweet holiday season. CARE’s Mohammed Almahdi reflects on how life has changed for him and his fellow Yemenis throughout more than four years of war.   Eid has always…

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May 29

This single mother was building her own house brick by brick. Then a cyclone changed everything.

By CARE Australia May 29, 2019 0 comments

Victoria Rosario is one of millions of people in southern Africa who were affected by Cyclone Idai. Photo: Mahmoud Shabeeb/CARE

Life was looking up for Victoria Rosario. Twelve years ago her husband left her to raise their 10 children alone, but the now 46-year-old from Mozambique had quite literally been putting her life back together brick by brick. “I had a piece of land that I was cultivating, and I…

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May 17

They will never wake again: Yemen airstrikes kill sleeping family

By CARE Australia May 17, 2019 1 comment

  Yesterday a new round of deadly airstrikes in Yemen shattered hopes for peace in a country where one child is dying every twelve minutes. CARE’s Alex Hilliard is in the capital, Sana’a, where the airstrikes hit. During Ramadan, Sana’a is very quiet in the mornings. I usually go out…

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Apr 16

Obituary for Mr Peter J Smedley

By CARE Australia April 16, 2019 0 comments

Mr Smedley was Chair of the CARE Australia Board from 2006-2009, Vice Chair from 2004-2006 and a Director for nine years from 2000 to 2009. Peter knew that the only way he could understand and support CARE’s work was to see firsthand the impact of poverty and humanitarian disasters. Staff…

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Apr 8

“It can be hard to be a woman.”

By CARE Australia April 8, 2019 0 comments

Hanlee (27) works at a garment factory in Laos. The factory is so far from her hometown that she, like many workers, lives in the factory’s dormitory. She dreams of one day owning her own sewing shop, but right now has no choice but to continue working in the factory…

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Apr 8

“I felt ashamed, afraid and angry…”

By CARE Australia April 8, 2019 0 comments

Myat (29) lives with her mother in Myanmar. To support her family she has worked as a Human Resources Assistant at a handbag factory for five years. Because of her role in HR, her mobile phone number was made available to staff so that people could contact her. She recently…

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