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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

Dec 10

Facing a harsh winter in a refugee camp

By CARE Australia December 10, 2019 0 comments

Image ©Fatima Azzeh/CARE

For most of us, the end of the year is a time to celebrate all the things we have which make us happy. For those suffering the impact of war and disaster, the mood is much more melancholy. Particularly for those whose rights have been stripped away, to…

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Nov 19

Designing the perfect toilet

By CARE Australia November 19, 2019 5 comments

On the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, CARE has spoken with school girls about the challenges that keep them away from school. One reason may be a big surprise: Toilets! Not having a clean and private toilet is a major concern for girls, particularly…

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Oct 24

Sydney Morning Herald journalists win award for Papua New Guinea story

By CARE Australia October 24, 2019 0 comments

Journalist Matt Wade and photographer Louise Kennerley have been honoured for their outstanding coverage of Papua New Guinea’s multiple health crises, which was made possible by CARE Australia.  The annual award was presented by the Australian Council for International Development  (ACFID),…

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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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