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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

Feb 28

South Sudanese refugees find Grace in Uganda

By CARE Australia February 28, 2017 0 comments

Grace is one of six midwives caring from women in Rhino refugee settlement. Image: Ninja Taprogge/CARE

Midwives are heroes. They save lives, they care and listen. Grace is one of them. This Ugandan 37-year-old mother of four left her family’s urban home in Kampala to serve refugees in Rhino refugee settlement seven years ago. Now, she mainly supports South Sudanese women and girls who have fled…

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Feb 28

Twenty million people at risk of famine around the world

By CARE Australia February 28, 2017 0 comments

Five-year-old Nyanen is on CARE’'s feeding program for severe malnutrition in South Sudan. Image: Josh Estey/CARE.

An alarming number of food crises are sweeping across several countries, with 20 million people at risk of famine in Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan and Somalia. By the time famine is declared, thousands of people have already died or are dying. Twenty million people at risk of famine is like…

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Feb 23

One year since Cyclone Winston, Fiji is still rebuilding

By CARE Australia February 23, 2017 0 comments

Scraps of wood, broken bricks and sheets of corrugated iron are piled atop the foundations where family homes once stood. Alumita, a mother of three girls, points to the spot in her former home where she huddled her children during the storm. As the house was crumbling down around them,…

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Feb 20

Six things to know about food crises in East Africa

By CARE Australia February 20, 2017 0 comments

Image © Michael Tsegaye/CARE

The countries of the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia) are experiencing a severe drought. Families are in urgent need of food and water. “This is no ordinary drought. It’s the worst ever experienced in Sool region since 1974,” an 85-year old man told CARE. Why is there another food…

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Feb 15

It’s Up to Us – have your say on Australia’s future in 60 seconds

By CARE Australia February 15, 2017 5 comments

CARE is proud to be part of the Campaign for Australian Aid and its new reshaping as “Up To Us”. Up To Us is a community of people who lead the resistance to nationalism and isolationism and who support an internationalist approach to tackling global issues such as climate change,…

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Feb 14

One year since Cyclone Winston

By CARE Australia February 14, 2017 0 comments

Fijian families are still recovering from Cyclone Winston, which hit the island nation with devastating impact on 20 February 2016. Winston was the strongest cyclone ever to make landfall in the Pacific. Whole villages were destroyed on the outer islands, with 540,400 people affected across the country – over 60…

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Feb 14

Stav Zotalis, Country Director at CARE Myanmar

By CARE Australia February 14, 2017 0 comments

Staff profile As the Country Director of CARE in Myanmar, I am responsible for implementing an ambitious strategy that benefits some of the poorest communities in the country. I oversee a team of more than 300 colleagues in ten offices, who are running projects all over Myanmar, including in conflict-affected…

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Feb 14

With your help, CARE’s savings groups are changing the world

By CARE Australia February 14, 2017 0 comments

In 1991, CARE launched a program in Niger that would change the world. We harnessed the ancient practice of group savings in a concept called Village Savings and Loan Associations. Now, it has expanded to include more than five million members across Africa and around the globe. Members are earning…

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