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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

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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Mar 25

“When we say no, they become aggressive…”

By CARE Australia March 25, 2019 0 comments

Nary is a 36-year-old hostess at a karaoke bar in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It’s a job that is looked down upon by much of society – regarded as unsavory work for men’s entertainment, and considered sex work by many. Nary’s husband left her after his family found out about her…

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Mar 12

“I never knew anything about sexual harassment…”

By CARE Australia March 12, 2019 0 comments

At 34, Sorya already has 16 years of experience in the garment industry. She’s been working in factories ever since she was 18. In that time she has experienced more than her fair share of sexual harassment at work. “Sometimes my colleagues would hug me from behind and call me…

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Mar 12

“My youngest son is as old as the war.”

By CARE Australia March 12, 2019 1 comment

Mariam* seated next to her eight-year-old son, Mahmoud, discusses the struggles of being a single mother to four children during the war in Syria. “Two months before the war started, my husband had a heart attack and died. I was heavily pregnant at the time and gave birth to my…

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Feb 28

A 13-year-old Syrian boy hears for the first time

By CARE Australia February 28, 2019 3 comments

What’s the best present you’ve ever received? For 13-year-old Abdulkader, it was the gift of hearing. Generous donors like you are helping support our partners Syria Relief to fit displaced children from Aleppo and Idlib with hearing aids — a simple, practical, yet life-changing gift.

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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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