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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

Aug 21

Incredible women humanitarians: Vanuatu’s Marie Toto

By CARE Australia August 21, 2019 1 comment

Marie registers evacuees after the 2018 Ambae Island volcano eruption.

Aid workers make amazing sacrifices to help vulnerable people. World Humanitarian Day is this week, so we’re celebrating the people who make CARE’s lifesaving work possible – people like Vanuatu’s Marie Toto. After Cyclone Pam hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu in March 2015, CARE’s Marie Toto didn’t…

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Aug 19

Meet the aid worker helping Yazidi women put their lives back together after ISIS

By CARE Australia August 19, 2019 0 comments

CARE’s Nizhan Ramadhan (right) helps women and girls who have fled war and violence in Iraq.

When you hear the phrase “aid worker”, what picture comes to mind? Probably a khaki-clad hero working far from home, right? Maybe an Australian? While it’s true some aid workers travel – and there are many heroic Aussies out there – the vast majority of people who carry out lifesaving…

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Jul 30

Disability is not a barrier

By CARE Australia July 30, 2019 0 comments

In regional Zimbabwe, poor hygiene and sanitation practices often lead to the spread of diseases like cholera and diarrhoea, affecting the health of entire communities. Thanks to the support of Australians through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), CARE is running an amazing project to help prevent this. The project…

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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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