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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

Oct 14

New Australian film Buoyancy shines a light on modern slavery

By CARE Australia October 14, 2019 0 comments

A new film from Australian writer-director Rodd Rathjen is shining a light on human trafficking and modern forms of slavery in our part of the world.  Inspired by real events, Buoyancy tells the story of Chakra, a teenage boy from Cambodia who is tricked into working on a Thai fishing…

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Oct 11

Lives put on hold by war, these girls won’t sit still

By CARE Australia October 11, 2019 3 comments

When war breaks out, girls’ lives are uprooted in unimaginable ways. War denies girls an education, forces them to flee their homes, and puts them at higher risk of abuse and exploitation. But despite the immense setbacks and dangers they face, many of the girls we meet in our work…

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Sep 25

Lafaek Magazine – giving a lifetime of learning

By CARE Australia September 25, 2019 2 comments

In Timor-Leste, around two-thirds of the population live on less than $1.90 a day. People’s best chance of breaking the cycle of poverty is through education – but many children miss out. In 1999, CARE introduced a booklet that aimed to improve literacy, numeracy, critical thinking and healthy…

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Aug 21

Incredible women humanitarians: Vanuatu’s Marie Toto

By CARE Australia August 21, 2019 7 comments

Marie registers evacuees after the 2018 Ambae Island volcano eruption.

Aid workers make amazing sacrifices to help vulnerable people. World Humanitarian Day was 19 August, so we’re celebrating the people who make CARE’s lifesaving work possible – people like Marie Toto in Vanuatu. Marie’s job with CARE is to travel all over the islands of Vanuatu, training people to…

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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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