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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

Sep 26

We will ignore the bombs to continue delivering humanitarian aid in Syria

By CARE Australia September 26, 2016 0 comments

CARE is working with partners to deliver emergency supplies to thousands of people in Syria. Photo © CARE.

Sonja Meyer, CARE’s Partnership Manager, shares her praise and concerns for our humanitarian partners in Syria. The heinous attack against a UN humanitarian aid convoy near Aleppo shocked the world. It is a sad manifestation of the great danger humanitarian workers are facing in Syria today: caught between the frontlines,…

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Sep 19

“I dream that they can go to school and learn to write…” Multilingual education offers hope for mothers in Cambodia

By CARE Australia September 19, 2016 0 comments

Klem, with her two sons (six and four). Photo by Nicole Cairns/CARE

Children from ethnic minorities in Cambodia once struggled because of language barriers. Multilingual education is changing that. Klem is an exceptional person. She is full of goodness and determination despite the constant challenges she has faced in her life. She lives in a remote area of Ratanak Kiri, the far north-east province…

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Sep 18

Village Savings and Loan Associations are transforming communities in Somalia

By CARE Australia September 18, 2016 0 comments

Damac, 40 (left) and Habibo, 35 (right), started their clothing shop after joining a VSLA is Somalia. Photo © Wanjiru Wambugu/CARE

Damac, a 40-year-old mother of eight, and Habibo, a 35-year-old mother of nine, are members of CARE’s Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) in Somalia. Just a few years ago, they could barely make ends meet. Now, thanks to CARE’s VSLA program, their future looks promising. Introduced to Somalia…

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Sep 17

Rita is a grandmother and a lifesaver in Mozambique

By CARE Australia September 17, 2016 0 comments

CARE volunteer Rita in Mozambique. Photo by Johanna Mitscherlich/CARE

Rita is a community volunteer with CARE in Mozambique. At 43, she teaches women about health and nutrition, whilst also looking after her own daughters and grandchildren. The worst drought in 35 years is affecting rural communities across Mozambique, with many suffering from a lack of food and water. Community…

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Sep 16

Alida Gyory: cycling to break the cycle of poverty

By CARE Australia September 16, 2016 0 comments

Meet Alida Gyory, who uses cycling to help break the cycle of poverty. She’s over 3,000km into her trip from the Balkans to Britain, and we had the opportunity to speak to her about why she’s doing it. If you think spin classes are tough, try riding a bike through…

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Sep 14

“We expect the humanitarian impact to be extremely high.”

By CARE Australia September 14, 2016 0 comments

Amira*, 5, is one of almost 15,000 people in one of the largest camps for displaced persons in northern Iraq. Photo © Mary Kate MacIsaac/CARE

John Watt, CARE’s Country Director in Northern Iraq describes CARE’s current preparations to help people who might flee once fighting for Mosul intensifies. Photo © Marie Pieper/CARE What is the humanitarian situation in Iraq? Currently, there are 3.3 million people in Iraq who were forced to leave their homes…

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Sep 8

It’s time the rest of the world learnt to care.

By CARE Australia September 8, 2016 0 comments

By Sabine Wilke. Originally published in the Daily Telegraph 8 September 2016. It’s a year since the image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body made global headlines. Alone on a Turkish beach, the small boy was four-and-a-half kilometres short of his destination: the Greek island of Kos. Four-and-a-half kilometres from…

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