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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 29

CARE saved the life of my daughter

By CARE Australia August 29, 2016 0 comments

Andarieta is a widow and mother of three children. Her youngest child is seven months old. When her daughter was born, she weighed only two kilograms. During pregnancy, Andarieta had hardly anything to eat and there were days she could not sleep because of hunger. After the birth, few…

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Aug 24

365 days in Yemen

By CARE Australia August 24, 2016 0 comments

Ram Das, Emergency Coordinator at CARE in Yemen, discusses the daily battles and bravery of CARE staff in the face of war. One year on, and the war in Yemen continues. The majority of Yemenis who have no stake in the war continue to suffer, yet have unwavering hope that things…

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Aug 23

Uganda banks on change

By CARE Australia August 23, 2016 0 comments

CARE Australia’s Katherine Falconer learns how families in Uganda are gaining financial security through community savings groups. I love my job because I get to see the power of people and their desire to create change, how CARE contributes to empowering those people whose children are going to inherit the…

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Aug 23

Children give a face to the Syrian conflict

By CARE Australia August 23, 2016 0 comments

It will soon have been a year since the photo of the lifeless Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach caught the world's attention. And now yet another child has given a face to the innocent victims of the Syrian conflict. This time it is a shocked five year old boy, pulled from the rubble after an airstrike, which is breaking hearts.

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Aug 22

Spotlight on CARE’s disability work

By CARE Australia August 22, 2016 0 comments

During the Paralympics, we take a look at some of the work CARE does to support people with disabilities in developing countries. The Paralympics is a time when the world reveres the spectacular achievements of people with disabilities and the superhuman efforts displayed while competing on the world stage. CARE…

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Aug 19

“When aid workers leave, we know the situation is really bad.”

By CARE Australia August 19, 2016 0 comments

PHOTO: Josh Estey/CARE

Humanitarian aid workers around the world are often placed in dangerous situations. This World Humanitarian Day, CARE International’s Safety and Security Unit Director Barry Steyn proclaims his admiration of those people who risk their lives to help others and calls for more support. Imagine you have to rush to a…

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Aug 11

Cyclone Winston: A reminder the poor pay the price for climate-change inaction

By CARE Australia August 11, 2016 0 comments

As we mark six months since Cyclone Winston devastated Fiji, CARE Australia’s Emergency Response Manager Adam Poulter reflects on the pattern of severe storms that is becoming the new normal. We have crossed the threshold. Gone are the days when catastrophic cyclones were a once in a lifetime event. A…

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