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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

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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Apr 8

“It can be hard to be a woman.”

By CARE Australia April 8, 2019 1 comment

Hanlee (27) works at a garment factory in Laos. The factory is so far from her hometown that she, like many workers, lives in the factory’s dormitory. She dreams of one day owning her own sewing shop, but right now has no choice but to continue working in the factory…

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Apr 8

“I felt ashamed, afraid and angry…”

By CARE Australia April 8, 2019 0 comments

Myat (29) lives with her mother in Myanmar. To support her family she has worked as a Human Resources Assistant at a handbag factory for five years. Because of her role in HR, her mobile phone number was made available to staff so that people could contact her. She recently…

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Apr 4

Modern Slavery in Australia

By CARE Australia April 4, 2019 0 comments

The introduction of Modern Slavery Act legislation in Australia means large companies now need to report annually on the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains, and the action they have taken to assess and address those risks, and the effectiveness of their response. But what is…

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Apr 1

“We were cat-called, mocked and called names…”

By CARE Australia April 1, 2019 0 comments

Moe Moe Win (33) works hard to contribute to her family of eight’s income. She is employed as Senior Production Staff at the Mar Mar Noodle Factory, where she has worked since 2006. She is a migrant worker, who travelled to the region alone many years ago. She enjoys the…

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Mar 26

Cyclones in Africa and Australia illustrate devastating impact of climate change

By CARE Australia March 26, 2019 0 comments

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26 March, 2019 With 2.6 million people in southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai, and Australians bracing for Cyclones Trevor and Veronica, people the world over are suffering because of increasingly severe weather events. Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi a week ago and CARE is providing aid to…

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