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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 22

Rebuilding a life nearly lost to Ebola

By CARE Australia February 22, 2019 0 comments

By the end of 2018, nearly 500 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had contracted Ebola, with more than half of them dying from it. Many of the survivors are ostracised because of fear of contamination. 18-year-old Nadej is one of them; abandoned by her husband and…

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Jan 23

“My daughters freeze at night.” – on the brink of famine in Yemen

By CARE Australia January 23, 2019 0 comments

Across the besieged country of Yemen, millions of families are freezing, starving, and homeless. Najla (4) used to live in the warm, sunny, port city of Hodeidah in Yemen with her little sister (2) and her mother. Her father has passed away. In June 2018, as fighting reached Hodeidah, they…

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Jan 3

It’s an election year, people – we haven’t got time for outrage

By CARE Australia January 3, 2019 0 comments

Happy New Year, everyone. I hope you are taking the opportunity to rest up and relax. Because if we thought 2018 was a difficult and disturbing year, 2019 is shaping up to be even bigger. It looks like Australia will have one of the most savage and partisan federal elections…

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Dec 20

See the most stunning images from 2018

By CARE Australia December 20, 2018 16 comments

As we say farewell to 2018, here are five photos of some of the amazing people your support has made a difference to. We asked our photographers to submit their favourite images from the work they saw CARE implementing this year. They are all striking, moving, and proof of the…

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Dec 3

International Day of People with Disability

By CARE Australia December 3, 2018 0 comments

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Today is International Day of People with Disability. People with disabilities are so often overlooked, but are amongst the most vulnerable members of a community. Josafina is one of them. 59-year-old Josafina lost her leg in 2012, and since then has struggled to make ends meet. She lives in Tanzania,…

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Oct 19

Stopping sexual harassment across the Mekong region

By CARE Australia October 19, 2018 1 comment

Sexual harassment is a global issue. It is a form of gender-based violence, and one of the most serious violations of workers’ rights experienced by women across the Mekong. It is a deeply sensitive issue. Rooted in unequal power and gender relations it disproportionately affects women and girls. Across the…

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Oct 4

Indonesia tsunami: “What we have witnessed since Friday is horrifying”

By CARE Australia October 4, 2018 2 comments

“What we have witnessed since Friday is horrifying,” says Rini, a mother of two who lives in Palu, the densely populated city on the island Sulawesi in Indonesia. “Many houses in the surrounding area have been destroyed … My kids are taking refuge in a shelter at the elementary school.

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